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Log in to add favorite May 30, 2013 4:27 AM

School and family science weekly spotlight: explore the science behind Egyptian mummification by making a mummified hot dog!

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Scientists tell us that rivers have formed some of our most fantastic landscapes—think Grand Canyon! Explore the power of rivers to shape surrounding terrain with this fun hands-on science experiment.

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Born on May 21, 1799: Mary Anning, fossil collector who found her first complete skeleton, an ichthyosaur, as a young girl in Lyme Regis. What "type" of fossils did Mary Anning find—and why? In the new "Fantastic Fossilization! Discover the…

Log in to add favorite May 21, 2013 11:00 AM

Hands-on engineering doesn't always require high-tech materials. Armed with a stack of paper and the steps to folding a basic dart airplane, a volunteer leads a paper airplane station at a local science exposition and realizes, with surprise, that…

Log in to add favorite May 17, 2013 11:40 AM

Starting your summer break reading list? A new release from Mario Livio highlights notable "missteps" from well-known scientists. Today in TIME Science & Space: "Science's Brilliant Blunders: How Oops Moments Became Eurekas", discussion of…

Log in to add favorite May 16, 2013 7:00 AM

Geodesic dome math project: A model dome like this can be made in any size (as long as you figure out the relative lengths of the struts). This one is pretty big!

Log in to add favorite May 15, 2013 8:56 AM

Born on May 15, 1863: Frank Hornby, an inventor whose "toys" included Meccano, an engineering construction set of nuts, bolts, and strips of sheet metal. Hornby first devised the system for his children. When he moved on to mass produce Meccano, he…

Log in to add favorite May 13, 2013 11:50 AM

Christina Ren, a high school junior and founder of Science Alliance Network believes student-to-student mentorship is key to keeping young kids excited about science.

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School and family science weekly spotlight: use paper chromatography to see what makes up the colors of flowers.

Log in to add favorite May 7, 2013 8:00 AM

A swarm of "scientists" ran the streets of Chicago in celebration of science and science education, thanks to Astellas Pharma US, Inc. Bystanders in the Chicago area a few weeks ago may have caught an unusual site—a swarm of scientists…

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