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  • Doing Science

    Global scientific collaboration benefits the world

    All it takes is a sweep across space to realize how precious life on Earth truly is. Scientists and space explorations haven't yet found life on other planets or stars.In May, 25 middle school delegates, representing 17 countries and six continents, were selected to attend Broadcom MASTERS International for demonstrating an excellence in science, engineering, and leadership.With Broadcom MASTERS...
    07:00 AM, August 23, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Before STEM 'I called it exploring'

    Tiasha Joardar is an Intel ISEF 2016 finalist who visited NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and CalTech on an Intel ISEF special award trip to California. She went with two other 2016 Intel ISEF finalists — Nicky Wojtania and Camille Yoke.We talked to Tiasha about her solar power research, how her Intel ISEF experience fed her passion for a STEM career, and wearing bunny suits at Caltech.ON...
    07:00 AM, August 19, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Young scientists inspired by biomimicry

    While exploring the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona, several young scientists were intrigued by biomimicry — observing and emulating nature’s adaptations to address and solve human obstacles.These 25 middle school students were delegates of Broadcom MASTERS International, a weeklong program run by the Society for Science & the Public and the Broadcom Foundation to celebrate the...
    07:00 AM, August 16, 2016
  • Doing Science

    'Science is not an exclusive club': Behind the scenes with a Society intern

    Dedrain Davis was such a good intern, we extended her time with the Society for Science & the Public. For several months, she's been working with the marketing team, cooking up media relations plans, and putting them into action.Dedrain is currently pursuing a Master's in public relations and corporate communications at Georgetown University. She plans to complete her coursework in December...
    07:00 AM, August 15, 2016
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    Behind the Scenes: What it’s like to intern at Science News

    He came in a rising senior in high school not knowing what journalism was. And is leaving a Science News internship to maybe, one day, be a science journalist.Read below to hear about Alex’s experiences interning with Science News.BEHIND THE SCENES AT SCIENCE NEWS: I’ve always been interested in writing and science. So I figured science journalism would be a nice way to combine the two.It’s...
    07:00 AM, August 11, 2016
  • Doing Science

    There's no age limit to change the world

    Get up and walk across the room. Some people don't even think about the task. But 14-year-old Charlie Hall learned not to take mobility for granted.Mobility assistive technologyCharlie, a middle school student from Wales, United Kingdom, designed a sensor guidance system for wheelchairs after seeing a myriad of mobility issues two of his school teachers face every day.He was a delegate of the...
    07:00 AM, August 9, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Network of peers formed at science fair 'invaluable'

    Not everyone gets to be called an academic rockstar by none other than President Obama. For Laurie Rumker, it's a typical compliment.Every year, several Society for Science & the Public alumni are chosen to participate in the White House Science Fair. Laurie participated in Society programs including the 2007 DCYSC (Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge), Intel ISEF 2009-2011, and was a...
    07:00 AM, August 5, 2016
  • New study raises questions about cell phone safety

    Does heavy use of cell phones pose a risk of cancer? This question has provoked controversy for many years. A new study in rats now adds to those concerns. Its data linked long-term, intense exposure of the animals to radiation from cell phones with an increased risk of cancer in the brain and heart.The results have yet to be confirmed, the authors note. Moreover, they add, it’s not yet clear...
    07:15 AM, August 4, 2016 Health, Light & Radiation
    Readability Score: 6.7
  • Questions for ‘Study raises questions about cell-phone safety’

    To accompany feature “New study raises questions about cell-phone safety” SCIENCEBefore Reading: 1.   How does a signal get through the air from a cell-phone tower to your mobile phone, and then back again?2.   When did you first use a cell phone? How many minutes a day or week do you use it now?During Reading:1.    What does RF stand for — and is it a type of ionizing or non-ionizing radiation?...
    07:00 AM, August 4, 2016 Classroom Questions
  • GM mosquitoes cut rate of viral disease in Brazil

    Tweaking the genes of mosquitoes that can carry disease can sometimes transform those blood suckers into weapons that fight disease. This is the finding of a new study in Brazil.Dengue (DEN-gay) fever is a viral disease spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. This potentially life-threatening infectious disease causes high fevers, headaches, pain and sometimes mild to severe bleeding. Because there...
    07:00 AM, August 3, 2016 Genetics, Science & Society, Animals, Health
    Readability Score: 8.1

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