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  • Doing Science

    Science changes people's lives

    Regeneron, the sponsor of the Science Talent Search, presented several of their inventions and offered advice to the 2017 Regeneron STS finalists last Monday night. Finalists wandered a room of innovations, trying on virtual reality headsets, learning about genetically modified mice born with human immune systems to speed up the drug research stage, and taking photos in front of green screens...

    11:00 AM, March 20, 2017
  • Doing Science

    40 finalists and 40 STEM dreams

    Forty posters, 40 finalists, 40 hopes and dreams about STEM. Today, the 40 Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists are presenting their scientific research to the public at the Regeneron STS 2017 Public Exhibition of Projects at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C.

    We spoke to four finalists right before the Public Exhibition of Projects began. Read on for an inside look...

    11:30 AM, March 12, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Remembering Vera Rubin, a trailblazer at the telescope and beyond

    By Ashley Yeager

    When we stare up at the night sky, we see shimmering stars, fuzzy galaxies and faint clouds of gas and dust. It is what we cannot see, however, that will forever remind us of astronomer Vera Rubin. Rubin is best known for confirming the existence of dark matter and, along the way, serving as an advocate for women in science and an inspiration to those who wanted to...

    07:00 AM, January 27, 2017
  • Doing Science

    This app detects depression

    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.

    For this project, Kaien...

    07:00 AM, December 19, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Top 10 science stories of 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:

    The detection of gravitational waves, which introduced a new era in astronomy. The Zika virus, which brought devastation to families in Brazil, where cases of microcephaly surged.The discovery of...
    12:52 PM, December 16, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Fattening maggots to create sustainable snack

    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...

    07:00 AM, December 15, 2016
  • Doing Science

    'Science greats show me importance of applying science fair work with the world'

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

    President Barack Obama coming to town is a pretty big deal, and having the chance to actually meet him in person is even cooler. A few weeks ago, I had the incredible opportunity to do just this at the White House Frontiers Conference, hosted in my home city of...

    07:00 AM, December 13, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Gut feelings: Roundup's effect on the microbiome

    The human microbiome is a collection of bacteria, viruses, and other microscopic organisms that inhabit the body. There is a balance of good and bad bacteria within our guts.

    Gut microbiome plays an important role in digestion, and "has recently been implicated in health conditions including heart disease, obesity and asthma, and may even influence behavior," according to a September...

    07:00 AM, November 30, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Support science on Giving Tuesday

    Support science and credible science journalism on Giving Tuesday 2016. Giving Tuesday is an international day that encourages philanthropy on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

    Help the Society for Science & the Public support our mission: to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement. Join the Society to support science and...

    07:00 AM, November 29, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Young scientist: 'I'm inspired to make the world a better place'

    By Syamantak PayraJunior, Clear Brook High School, Friendswood, TexasIntel ISEF 2016 finalist, Broadcom MASTERS 2014 semifinalist

    When I boarded a plane bound for Pittsburgh, I knew that the White House Frontiers Conference I was going to would be hosted by the President, that it would be about science and technology, and that I was extremely grateful to the Society for Science & the...

    07:00 AM, November 22, 2016

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