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Rise of the Bioplastics

Rise of the Bioplastics

Roughly 330 million tons of plastic are produced annually, and up to 14 million tons of it end up in the world’s oceans every year.

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Centuries of Women in Science

Centuries of Women in Science

Some of the 20th century’s most notable scientific contributions were made by women. While some had a smooth path, others struggled for recognition.

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Are You Faster Than a T-Rex?

Are You Faster Than a T-Rex?

Generations of kids have been fascinated by the size and presumed speed of the Tyrannosaurus Rex, but was it as quick as we imagine it to have been?

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Can Music Help People with Epilepsy?

Can Music Help People with Epilepsy?

Because music is processed in the auditory cortex of the brain — where most seizures originate — it’s now being used in epilepsy treatment.

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  • April/June 2016

    Topics include Megacities; the Zika Virus Outbreak; What Makes Fireflies Light Up?; the Advantages of Playing More; Option for Disposal of Electronic Waste.

  • September/October 2012

    Topics include Name our Superhero; MSDS Changes; Computer Scientist Who Took on Mattel; A New Medical Device - E-Skin?; Robotic Self-Sculpting Sand

  • March/April 2012

    Topics include Earth Day; It's a Grape Career!; Eye Spy Suspects with DNA; Earth has a Twin?; Online Identity Hits a New Level; Snowflakes - Not Just Frozen Rain

  • January/February 2012

    Topics include Faster Than the Speed of Light; Battle of the Smartphones; Secrets to the Fountain of Youth; Glowing Cats?; The Brain - Your Control Center?; Using DNA to Build Nanomaterials

  • November/December 2011

    Topics include Nuclear Science - Past, Present, and Future; Summer Solstice; Two Sciences that Surround Us; Total Solar Eclipse - A Few Minutes, Experience of a Lifetime.

  • September/October 2011

    Topics include Get Involved with October's Celebration - National Chemistry Week and World Food Day; Saying Goodbye to Shuttle Launches; Cooking with Physicists?

  • April/May 2011

    Topics include Artificial Life Forms Aren't Just Science Fiction Anymore; Lesson Plans that Engage Students; Human Skin vs. The Ozone; New Species of Fish Discovered

  • January/February 2011

    Topics include K'NEX Challenge Winners Revealed; The NSTA Conference Not to Miss; Bionic Eye Takes Sight; Game Systems Go Head-to-Head; Virtual Devices of the Future

  • Fall 2010

    Topics include Oil and Water Don't Mix; Profile - Randy Pausch; K'NEX Challenge - Creativity Connects with Fun; The Science of 'Super Fountains'; Shedding Some Light on the Matter

  • Spring 2010

    Topics include Growing, Living, Teaching and Eating Green; Profile - Garrett Augustus Morgan; Airport Security - Use of Whole Body Imaging; Calcium Causes Problems at International Space Station

  • Fall 2009

    Topics include Raising Millions of Eyes to the Night Skies; Profile - Christa McAuliffe ; Ulysses Ends Long Odyssey; Online Communities Offer Risks and Rewards.

  • Spring 2009

    Topics include Beyond Petroleum - Alternative Energy Sources for a Post-Oil Nation; Profile - Charles Drew; Robots Invade Disaster City; Nano News; It's About Time...

  • Fall 2008

    Topics include: The Challenge of Safe Science; Profile - Michael Faraday; New Pathways for Electricity - Nanotechnology Bends the Rules of Electrical Conductivity.

  • Spring 2008

    Topics include Lie of the Needle - Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Sports; Profile - Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnett; What is a Pulsar?; What Makes a Winning Racehorse?

  • Fall 2007

    Topics include A Deeper Understanding - The Importance of Underground Laboratories; Profile - Don Jeffry Herbert; That Fantastic, Cleaning, Whitening Magical Goop.

  • Spring 2007

    Topics include The Science of Questioned Documents; Dian Fossey and the Mountain Gorilla; Animals With Accents?

  • Fall 2006

    Topics include Alternative Fuels; Profile - Leonardo Da Vinci; Nanotech Powers Navy Into the Future; When Stars Collide…

  • Spring 2006

    Topics include Huge Advances in a Tiny Science; Profile - Chien-Shiung Wu; It's Cold. It's Hot. It's Fusion!; Kiss Your Universe Goodbye!

  • Fall 2005

    Topics include: New Frontiers in Stem Cell Research; Profile - Vivien Theodore Thomas; The Global Concern for Environmental Issues.

  • Fall 2004

    Topics include TV Crime Science Exposed; Profile - Marie Curie; Lab Renovation and Construction






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