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  • Cool Jobs: Finding new uses for nature’s poisons

    This is one in a series on careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics made possible with generous support from Alcoa Foundation.If poison dart frogs are what they eat, then the colorful amphibians are definitely poison.A toxin is a poisonous substance produced by a living thing. Certain species of plants, fungi and animals may produce toxins. So can bacteria. (When a toxin is...
    07:15 AM, October 9, 2015 Animals, Microbes, Fungi & Algae, Body & Health
    Readability Score: 7.6
  • Questions for ‘Finding new uses for nature’s poisons’

    To accompany feature "Finding new uses for nature’s poisons"SCIENCEBefore reading:1.    Name three plants, animals or other organisms that are poisonous. What would happen if you touched that organism? What would happen if you ate it?2.    Why would an organism like a flower or a frog be poisonous? What types of benefits would the poison offer the organism?During reading:1.    Where do poison...
    07:00 AM, October 9, 2015 Classroom Questions
  • Doing Science

    Society alumni honored as 2015 Davidson Fellows

    Twenty young scientists, mathematicians, creative writers, and musicians gathered in the rotunda of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. on September 29 for the fifteenth annual Davidson Fellows reception. The fellows received $10,000 to $50,000 scholarships from the Davidson Institute for Talent Development. Twelve of the recipients are Society for Science & the...
    04:30 AM, October 9, 2015
  • Broadcom MASTERS 2015

    Snapshot of the Broadcom MASTERS 2015Samueli Foundation Prize: Annie OstojicMarconi/Samueli Award for Innovation: Sebastian MellenScience Award1st Place: Maximilian Du 2nd Place: Hannah CevascoTechnology Award 1st Place: Manasa (Hari) Bhimaraju 2nd Place: Anusha ZamanEngineering Award1st Place: Avery P. Clowes 2nd Place: Soyoun ChoiMathematics Award1st Place: David Yue 2nd Place: Madison A....
    17:19 PM, October 8, 2015
  • Trio gets chemistry Nobel for figuring out DNA repair

    On October 7, three scientists won the 2015 Nobel Prize in chemistry for their studies of DNA repair. They identified the molecular repair kits. Cells use these to fix damaged DNA.Tomas Lindahl is a researcher at the Francis Crick Institute in Potters Bar, England. Paul Modrich is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C. Aziz Sancar...
    11:46 AM, October 8, 2015 Chemistry, Genetics
    Readability Score: 7.6
  • Store-receipt chemicals taint blood and urine

    Handling cash-register receipts may cost extra — at least in terms of health risks, a new study suggests.Receipt paper might look like any other. But it’s often coated with chemicals that change color when the paper is exposed to heat. That chemical trick makes it possible to print receipts without using ink. One such color-change chemical often used in receipt paper is called bisphenol A (Bis-...
    07:00 AM, October 8, 2015 Environment & Pollution, Body & Health
    Readability Score: 7.5
  • Eureka! Lab

    Teen invents a better tent to beat fire’s heat

    SAN JOSE, Calif.— Wildfires can be deadly for firefighters. When the flames come too close and escape is impossible, firefighters may need to shelter in place. That’s why they carry portable flame shields with them. They douse these with water and then huddle under them to escape the flames. But right now, these shelters don’t offer enough protection. In 2013, despite such shelters, the Yarnell...
    07:00 AM, October 8, 2015
    Readability Score: 6.9
  • Particles that zip through matter snare Nobel

    Every moment, you are being bombarded by particles that can pass invisibly through almost any matter. They even move through you. But no worries: They cause no harm. Called neutrinos, the particles are smaller than atoms. And they are so light that scientists long believed they carry no mass at all. For finding that neutrinos do have mass, two physicists won the 2015 Nobel Prize in physics on  ...
    11:50 AM, October 7, 2015 Physics
    Readability Score: 8.4
  • Cooking up a Broadcom win

    SAN JOSE, Calif.— After more than two years of working to improve the microwave oven, Annie Ostojic knows how to cook up good science. Those efforts have paid off. On October 6, she won a $25,000 educational award for her overall scientific skills, her ability to work with others — oh yeah, and one tasty science fair project.The 13-year-old from Munster, Ind., designed a better shape for the home...
    10:35 AM, October 7, 2015 Young Scientists
    Readability Score: 7.7
  • Friends’ good moods can be contagious

    The flu, measles and other infectious diseases can be contagious. They can spread through social groups as people transmit germs to one another. Some people have wondered if the mental illness known as depression also spreads through social networks. It doesn’t, a new study finds.Edward Hill was part of a research team that investigated how, if at all, teens’ moods and attitudes affect the mental...
    07:00 AM, October 7, 2015 Brain & Behavior, Mathematics
    Readability Score: 7.5

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