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  • Broadcom MASTERS 2018 Finalists

    The Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public (the Society) announced on September 18 the selection of 30 middle school students as finalists in the 2018 Broadcom MASTERS® competition.

    Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public on September 18 announced the 30 finalists in the 8th annual Broadcom MASTERS®, the nation’s premier Science, Technology,...
    11:46 AM, September 18, 2018
  • Broadcom MASTERS 2017 Finalists

    The Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public (the Society) announced on September 20 the selection of 30 middle school students as finalists in the 2017 Broadcom MASTERS® competition.

    Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public (the Society) are proud to announce the...
    11:56 AM, September 20, 2017
  • 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...

    07:15 AM, August 4, 2016 Health, Light & Radiation
    Readability Score: 6.7
  • Juno’s knocking on Jupiter’s door

    Ancient stargazers chose well when they named the solar system’s largest planet. That’s because Jupiter was king of the Roman gods.

    With more than twice the mass of all the other planets combined, Jupiter also reigns supreme. It’s the most influential member of our planetary family. Jupiter might have hurled the asteroids that delivered water to Earth. It may have robbed Mars of planet-...

    07:15 AM, June 28, 2016 Planets, Space
    Readability Score: 7.4
  • The ultimate getaway — visiting the Red Planet

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — There is a long-standing joke that NASA is always 20 years from putting astronauts on Mars. Mission details shared at a recent gathering of experts now show that the space agency is still hewing to a 20-year timetable. A to-do list from 2015 looks remarkably similar to one put together a quarter-century earlier. One difference: NASA is now building a rocket and test-driving...

    07:15 AM, June 7, 2016 Planets, Space
    Readability Score: 7.4
  • When smartphones go to school

    If you’re like most kids these days, you use a smartphone, and you use it often. You may even use that phone to text, tweet or go online during class.

    In the United States, 73 percent of teens own or have access to a smartphone. A mere 12 percent have no cell phone. Those numbers come from a 2015 survey by the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C.

    Some 90 percent of teens with...

    07:15 AM, March 3, 2016 Brain, Computers & Electronics, Psychology
    Readability Score: 7.8
  • Weird Pluto gives up its secrets

    OXON HILL, Md. — At this point, the only thing unsurprising about Pluto is that it continues to offer up surprises.

    Pluto is a weirder place than scientists had ever imagined. It has widely different landscapes, a family of wildly spinning moons and volcano-like mountains that spew ice instead of rock. Those surprises are among the many that NASA’s New Horizons mission uncovered this...

    07:00 AM, December 21, 2015 Planets, Space
    Readability Score: 7.0
  • Alcohol can rewire the teenage brain

    Alcohol is a drug. And every day, more than 4,750 American kids aged 15 and younger take their first full drink of this drug. That’s according to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, or SAMHSA. And the problem is not just that this consumption is illegal. Kids who start drinking before age 15 also are five times more likely to become alcoholics or abuse alcohol...

    07:00 AM, October 5, 2015 Behavior, Body functions, Toxicology
    Readability Score: 7.0
  • Ditching farm pollution — literally

    A ditch shrouded in snow may look serene. But soon it will begin funneling potentially toxic pollution from nearby farm fields into nearby lakes and streams. Scientists are now looking to reshape those ditches to keep farm chemicals and soils where they’ll do the most good: on the farm.

    Farmers often construct ditches along natural drainage paths. These channels carry away excess rain...

    07:15 AM, April 17, 2015 Agriculture, Pollution, Algae & Fungi, Sustainability
    Readability Score: 6.9
  • Something’s cooking on Saturn’s moon

    Tiny grit making up much of one of Saturn’s rings may have come from the planet’s moon Enceladus (En-SELL-ah-dus). These mineral particles likely formed in scalding water bubbling from rock below the moon’s ice-capped ocean, new lab studies suggest.

    In Earth’s oceans, that sort of heating shows up at sites known as hydrothermal vents. There, openings in hot rock release plumes of...

    07:00 AM, March 22, 2015 Planets
    Readability Score: 7.8

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