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  • The nose knows a trillion scents

    The human nose can detect more than a trillion different odors. Getting that number took a lot of smelly work. Fortunately, scientists found dozens of volunteers willing to help out.There had been a long-standing claim that people could detect 10,000 different scents. That estimate was way small. The new research suggests the real number is 10,000 times bigger. Scientists had thought the old...
    08:45 AM, April 7, 2014 Body & Health
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    A wheelchair doesn’t stop this scientist from soaring to the treetops

    Rebecca Tripp speaks about her research with real passion, emotion that goes far beyond the fascinating organisms she studies. When she talks about her research with tardigrades, tiny, eight-legged creatures that she collected from the tops of trees, she doesn’t just talk about science. Rebecca describes her adventures in the treetops, and what it took to get there. She talks about overcoming...
    13:34 PM, April 3, 2014
  • Intel STS Human Participants Risk Assesment

    No more than minimal risk exists when the probability and magnitude of harm or discomfort anticipated in the research are not greater (in and of themselves) than those ordinarily encountered in everyday life or during performance of routine physical or psychological examinations or tests. More than minimal risk exists when the possibility of physical or psychological harm or harm related to...
    13:47 PM, March 28, 2014
  • Doing Science

    Chase Lewis uses engineering to solve common problems

    Chase Lewis, now a high school student in Chapel Hill, NC, won the first place award in Engineering at the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars). Read on to hear about his experience at Broadcom MASTERS and what he’s been up to since then. Nominees to the 2014 Broadcom MASTERS must complete their applications by June 17.Do you have any advice...
    04:30 AM, March 25, 2014
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    Intel STS finalist takes on arsenic poisoning

    WASHINGTON — When Thabit Pulak, 18, visited his grandparents in Bangladesh two years ago, he noticed something alarming. One of their neighbors had a new skin problem. The skin was discolored and hard. It was a telltale symptom of arsenicosis, or prolonged arsenic poisoning. The source: Many neighborhood drinking water wells contained arsenic.The naturally occurring element taints the water in...
    09:52 AM, March 11, 2014
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    Waking up teens about cell phones and sleep

    WASHINGTON — When imagining a scientist who studies teenagers and sleep, you might first picture someone your parents’ age or older, telling kids to turn off their cell phones late at night so they can get more rest. But now, that message is coming from someone who looks a lot like the typical teenager. Because she is a teenager herself.Zarin Rahman, 17, became interested in sleep and cell phone...
    12:05 PM, March 10, 2014
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    Intel STS finalist brings earthworms to the big time

    WASHINGTON — Anne Merrill, 17, has always liked earthworms. “When I was a little kid,” she explains, “I was always stuffing worms in my pockets. My mom learned to be very careful washing my clothes.” Now, the senior at Greenwich High School in Connecticut is taking worm research to the big time at the Intel Science Talent Search.Her youthful love of worms has grown into a passion for...
    18:47 PM, March 7, 2014
  • Mapping the brain’s highways

    Some people use gray matter as a slang term to mean intelligence or brains. Gray matter is in fact real, one of the two major types of tissues making up the brain. White matter is the other type. Like superhighways, its big bundles of nerve fibers connect different regions of gray matter. And like traffic, important messages travel along the white matter from one part of the brain to another. A...
    09:00 AM, March 7, 2014 Brain & Behavior
  • When a nut allergy comes back

    People with a peanut allergy can sometimes overcome their disease by eating trace amounts of peanuts. That may seem like a terrible idea for someone with an allergy to the food. But recent research has shown that for some people, it makes their allergy fade. Now comes some disappointing news for those undergoing this therapy: In most people, the treatment’s benefits last only as long as it’s...
    09:01 AM, February 25, 2014 Body & Health
  • Student observer experience & volunteer opportunity

    The Student Observer Experience, Wednesday, May 14SSP is planning a special, all-expenses-paid field trip for student observers to be held on Wednesday, May 14 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.   The group will travel to the Aquarium of the Pacific for a fun-filled day of exploring the animals of the North Pacific, Tropical Pacific and Southern California/Baja area while getting a chance to interact...
    17:47 PM, February 21, 2014

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