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DIY Experiments: The science of snot from Eureka! Lab

7:00AM, January 12, 2017
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The first in Science News for Students' Eureka! Lab video series is now live. The video and three accompanying blog posts show how to set up your own snotty experiment, and provide ideas for further mucus research.

Find the blog posts here:

The Society's and Science News for Students' resident scientist and science writer Bethany Brookshire conducted several rounds of a snotty experiment. Teachers can use her video and blog posts to help explain experiments — and how to set them up — to their students

The first video in the Eureka! Lab series addresses questions like how far away from a sneeze do you need to stand to stay safe and how to test whether thick or thin snot flies farther during a sneeze.

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7:00am, January 10, 2017

Anarghya Vardhana first got into virtual reality by throwing boxes at her sister using an Oculus developer kit. She's moved on from that to venture capital for technology.

STEM, she says, is a way to bend the rules and create new ones.

4:07pm, January 4, 2017

These young scientists are starting off the year right. Fourteen Society alumni were named to the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

Consumer Tech

Kai Kloepfer (Intel ISEF 2013 finalist)
Founder, Biofire Technologies

Geoffrey Woo (Intel ISEF 2005-2006 finalist; Intel STS 2007 semifinalist)
Co-founder, Nootrobox

9:15am, January 4, 2017

Three hundred high school seniors were named scholars in the 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search, a program founded and produced by Society for Science & the Public.

Head here to view the full list of scholars, coming from 182 high schools in 36 states and three American and international high schools oversees.

The top winners of the 2016 Science Talent Search on stage.
10:57am, December 28, 2016

We are excited to announce that the Society for Science & the Public has been given the opportunity to participate in a prestigious matching gift program sponsored by the Knight Foundation. Science News has been chosen by the Knight Foundation to participate in their #NewsMatch program aimed at supporting quality, trustworthy, in-depth journalism.

Science News Knight Foundation News Match
9:37am, December 23, 2016

Cheating in school: what does science tell us about why it happens ... and how to prevent it?

That’s the subject of a new study by Society competitor Evelyn Bodoni — and her results show that positive peer pressure might hold the key to discouraging cheaters.

Bodoni, a middle school student at Challenge School in Denver, Colo., and a 2015 Broadcom MASTERS finalist, recruited a total of 68 students from her school in grades 5th through 8th and assigned 20 to a control group, and 16 students each to three experimental groups.

Evelyn explains her 2015 Broadcom MASTERS project to the public.
7:00am, December 21, 2016

When she started clenching her jaw so much that it became painful, Ananya Ganesh decided to design a device to keep her from clenching due to bruxism. She built a device that detects signals coming from a muscle when it contracts.

Ananya hopes her device can break the habit of jaw clenching and keep the pain away.

The Society caught up with Ananya after she won the first place science award for her project at the 2016 Broadcom MASTERS in October. Read on to learn what she plans to do with her bruxism research next.

Ananya developed a device to keep habitual jaw clenchers from clenching.
7:00am, December 19, 2016

Depression affects about 350 million people of all ages around the world, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The common mood disorder is the leading cause of disability worldwide.

One teen wanted to better understand major depressive disorder and how scientists can detect the illness, so he developed an early detection tool for depression.

Kaien explains his app for the early detection of major depressive disorder.
12:52pm, December 16, 2016

Gravitational waves, Zika, Proxima b and more — what do these have in common? They're included in Science News' list of the top 10 science stories of 2016.

The top science stories include:

Science News released its list of top 10 science stories of the year.
7:00am, December 15, 2016

Almost a billion people go to sleep hungry every night, according to Oxfam. Many people in the world don't have sufficient land to grow food or income to purchase enough food.

Davia Allen wanted to create a sustainable human snack to address this growing problem. This 2016 Broadcom MASTERS finalist fattened fly larvae up on food wastes. She found that a cheap protein powder best pumped up the larvae.

Davia Allen (left) explains her project to students at the Broadcom MASTERS public presentation of projects in Washington, D.C.
7:00am, December 13, 2016

By Mihir Garimella
Senior, Fox Chapel Area High School, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Broadcom MASTERS 2013 finalist, Intel ISEF 2015 finalist

Mihir tested his drone with local firemen to see how it worked in a real-world scenario.
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