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  • Doing Science

    What this teacher expects from the Research Teachers Conference

    This weekend, Lawrence High School teacher Stephen Sullivan will travel to Washington, D.C. for a special meeting with 199 other science research teachers.

    He will attend the Research Teachers Conference, which is sponsored by Regeneron. The conference, on September 30-October 2, 2016, brings together science research teachers for a weekend to share best practices, troubleshoot any...

    07:00 AM, September 29, 2016
  • Zika vaccines look promising

    For the past few months, an outbreak of Zika virus in the Americas has put the globe on high alert. An epidemic of infections — some with potentially devastating side effects — has raced through Brazil and beyond. High numbers of new cases have been emerging throughout Rio de Janeiro, site of this summer’s Olympic Games. Not surprisingly, there has been a race to create a Zika vaccine — a drug...

    07:15 AM, July 7, 2016 Health
    Readability Score: 8.2
  • Teen drinking may damage ability to cope with stress

    What’s the harm in a little beer? That’s usually how it starts. Teenagers often are tempted to try some alcohol. Many give in when they are just 12 to 16 years old. Although they know they should avoid alcohol, many don’t. Some will soon end up drinking a lot — and often. This is called binge drinking. And when it begins at a young age, it can have lasting impacts. That’s the conclusion of a...

    07:00 AM, June 13, 2016 Brain, Psychology, Behavior, Toxicology
    Readability Score: 6.5
  • How ancient African fish feed today’s Amazon

    The second of two parts on the impacts of intercontinental plumes of dust. Find part 1 here.

    It begins with a darkening sky, then a distant roar. Leaves rustle as monkeys scamper through the trees above. Drops of their pee sprinkle down through the leaves. Then they start to howl. It is more like a deafening yowl. Unseen in the trees overhead, a chorus of howler monkeys scream at the...

    07:15 AM, May 26, 2016 Earth, Ecosystems, Sustainability
    Readability Score: 6.0
  • Teachers make time for Ebola and other current events

    The 2014 Ebola outbreak triggered a flood of misinformation that worried students and parents alike.

    “Students were very concerned about the outbreak and the treatment center here,” says Kim Hansen in Omaha, Neb. She is a social studies teacher there at Christ the King Catholic School. At the time, local medical experts were treating U.S. Ebola cases, bringing the epidemic close to home...

    12:00 PM, May 3, 2016 Health, Science Education, Teaching Science
  • Teen vaping soars past cigarette use

    In 2013, nearly three times as many U.S. high school kids smoked as puffed on electronic cigarettes. Within two short years, that trend has reversed. Today, almost twice as many high school kids vape as smoke, a new study finds. Middle-school students have an even stronger preference for vaping over smoking.

    Tushar Singh works in the Office on Smoking and Health at the Centers for...

    07:00 AM, April 28, 2016 Health, Behavior, Science & Society
    Readability Score: 8.2
  • Cool jobs: Brainy ways to battle obesity

    About one in every six children and teens throughout the United States are very overweight, meaning obese. Some one-third of adults are, too. Those data come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Ga. Carrying those extra pounds significantly ups the risks for disease. High blood pressure, diabetes, liver disease and breathing problems are just a few of the conditions...

    07:15 AM, April 7, 2016 Nutrition, Psychology, Brain, Behavior
    Readability Score: 7.3
  • Cool Jobs: The power of wind

    Classroom tornado drills were routine for Harold Brooks as he grew up near St. Louis, Mo. And like many people, he thought tornadoes were fascinating. What else is powerful enough to flip over a train or hurl a saw blade into a tree? “I just didn’t know why they were cool back then,” he says.

    Now Brooks works on tornado research. He’s a meteorologist at the National Severe Storms...

    08:15 AM, March 10, 2016 Technology, Physics, Weather & Climate
    Readability Score: 6.8
  • Eureka! Lab

    Citizen scientists spy on camel crickets

    As spring approaches, they return. I step into my cool, dark garage and see them out of the corner of my eye. Big, brown, humped bodies with bent legs splayed in a circle. The lurking insectoid shapes — on the floor and sometimes clinging to the walls — are the size of my thumb. Spiders? I tentatively step forward. One of them bounds several feet in the air. It seems to be aiming right for my...

    07:00 AM, March 9, 2016
    Readability Score: 6.5
  • Teen data find vapers often become smokers

    Many people see vaping as being less harmful than smoking cigarettes. After all, unlike tobacco, e-cigarettes don’t deliver dozens of lung-cancer-causing chemicals, called carcinogens, with each puff. So the fact that more teens are vaping than smoking might be viewed as a good thing. Except — that more and more studies are showing e-cigarettes can cause harm. They irritate lungs and make...

    07:00 AM, February 10, 2016 Behavior, Science & Society
    Readability Score: 7.6

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