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  • Doing Science

    Brave New Girls: Women in STEM

    Brave women characters play a variety of roles in both science fiction and in real-life STEM fields. At Awesome Con, Washington D.C.’s premier pop culture festival, both are celebrated, whether by fans in costume or through their lively and insightful panel discussions.  

    Science News for Students staff writer Bethany Brookshire moderated one such panel: “Brave New Girls: Women in...

    11:21 AM, April 13, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Our favorite teen research stories from Science News for Students, Pt. 1

    We've seen some incredible teen scientists in 2017. This year, Science News for Students(SNS) reported on student scientists who are inventing better ways to detect blood type, buoys to alert swimmers of deadly rip tides, and more.

    Check out these amazing stories from writers Bethany Brookshire and Sid Perkins. This is Part 1 in a series, with stories from Sid. We're giving you five...

    11:54 AM, December 8, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Designing your own experiment to debunk the 'five-second rule'

    We've all been there. You're excited to take a bite out of your lunch, but then it drops on the floor. You quickly pick it up, but — is it safe to eat?

    In Eureka!Lab's second DIY Science video, science education writer and resident scientist Bethany Brookshire puts the five-second rule to the test. Bethany finds that bacteria don't really wait for the count of five. If food has...

    10:40 AM, September 13, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Science Fiction Meets Science at DragonCon

    Each year, DragonCon hosts one of the world's largest convention of devotees of science fiction & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music and film. This year, Science News writers Tina Hesman Saey and Bethany Brookshire (Scicurious) share the science behind great pop culture in a slate of terrific panels.

    Follow Bethany and Tina's adventures at DragonCon on Twitter: @...

    00:00 AM, September 1, 2017
  • 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

    Science News for Students is on Tumblr

    Science News for Students, the award-winning online publication dedicated to providing age-appropriate, topical science news to learners, parents, and educators, and a sister publication to Science News, just launched a new Tumblr blog.

    On its Tumblr, Science News for Students will be showing off the latest in science news, with resources for teachers and students to get you ahead in the...

    07:00 AM, December 9, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Exploring the genetics behind science fiction

    What are the genetic rules for the X-Men and witches and wizards in Harry Potter?

    Two Science News and Science News for Students writers explored this and more on several panels at a recent conference in Atlanta, Georgia called DragonCon. This year, more than 77,000 people attended.

    Read our interview with Bethany Brookshire and Tina Hesman Saey below about their panel and the fun...

    07:00 AM, September 26, 2016
  • Doing Science

    A woman's place is in science

    Ask a classroom to draw a scientist and you’re likely to see men in lab coats and goggles. Rarely are there any women depicted.

    But that’s not the reality of STEM fields today. And Science News for Students, the sister publication to Science News, highlights the importance of women in STEM in a new feature that shows the amazing females involved in the front lines of science, technology...

    07:30 AM, September 15, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Share what a scientist looks like

    Science News for Students is seeking images, audio and video of women in science for its upcoming feature about the importance of women in STEM — and the challenges they face.

    Science News for Students, an online publication of Society for Science & the Public, wants to show what a scientist looks like. For many years, the answer looked like a Caucasian male, often with a funny...

    07:00 AM, August 31, 2016
  • Eureka! Lab

    Scientists say: Hibernaculum

    Hibernaculum  Singular noun. \Hi-buhr-NAHK-you-lum\  Plural: hibernacula \hi-buhr-NAK-yuh-lah\

    The place or places where animals hibernate. During this rest period, animals drastically slow down their activity to save energy. They may breathe slowly and have a low body temperature and heart rate. They may appear to be sleeping, but hibernation is actually different. Bears and bats...

    13:03 PM, January 6, 2015
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