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  • Doing Science

    DIY Experiments: The science of snot from Eureka! Lab

    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:

    Snot Science: A snotty setupSnot Science: Results are nothing to sneeze atSnot Science: Taking mucus to the next level

    The Society's and...

    07:00 AM, January 12, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Even those who aren't 'geniuses' succeed in STEM

    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.

    Anarghya was recently named to the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list. She was recognized in the venture capital sector for her work at Maveron, a venture...

    07:00 AM, January 10, 2017
  • Doing Science

    14 Society alumni named to 2017 Forbes' 30 Under 30

    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

    Science

    Justin Solomon (Intel ISEF 2005-2006 finalist; Intel STS 2006...

    16:07 PM, January 4, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Science Talent Search 2017 Top 300 Scholars announced

    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 scholars – chosen from more than 1,700 applicants – were...

    09:15 AM, January 4, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Double your donation to Science News with Knight Foundation News Match

    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.

    From December 19 through January 19...

    10:57 AM, December 28, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Society competitor looks to science to discourage academic cheating

    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...

    09:37 AM, December 23, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Breaking the jaw clenching habit

    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...

    07:00 AM, December 21, 2016
  • 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

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