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5 Top STEM Medicine Careers

You don't have to go to school for ten years to become a doctor to get a job in medicine. There are many medicine careers that are less well known — but no less important. Doctors and registered nurses are probably the best-known medical professionals, but there are lots of other meaningful medicine careers that can allow...

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Job Spotlight: Dental Hygienist

While many people automatically think of a dentist when it comes to keeping teeth healthy and shining, there's another important person who is dedicated to that mission: a dental hygienist. We all know that a dental hygienist is the person who cleans your teeth, making sure you're brushing and flossing properly to prevent cavities and...

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5 Top STEM Careers that Require a Bachelor’s Degree

You may think you need to have Dr. in front of your name to have a STEM career, but there are a plethora of STEM careers that require a bachelor's degree. STEM really is in everything - and has a place for everyone. You can have a successful STEM career with different levels of training...

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Hate Bugs? You’ll Love These Insect-Eating Animals

If you're not a fan of bugs, you may adore some insect-eating animals whose diet literally consists of your worst nightmare. Do you still call your parents when you see a weird bug on the wall? Is chasing a fly around the room one of the most annoying things that could happen to you? Do...

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By |February 17th, 2017|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|1 Comment

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Kissing

Although we aren’t sure how kissing got started (it is a little strange when you think about it), the science behind smooching is interesting. Check out 10 things you probably didn’t know about kissing. Whether you cringe when a kissing scene pops up in a movie or swoon as the couple locks lips, everyone is a...

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By |February 14th, 2017|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

5 Ways Playing Video Games Makes You Smarter

Are you a gamer? Although many parents seek to steer their children's interest away from this form of entertainment, science has found that playing video games makes you smarter. Despite their bad reputation for being a waste of time, video games of all types can actually help train your brain in some pretty amazing ways. Find...

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By |January 11th, 2017|Featured, Real World, STEM - Technology|0 Comments

5 Crazy Cool Facts About the Winter Solstice

At 5:44 a.m. on Wednesday, December 21, the 2016 winter solstice occurs in the Northern Hemisphere, which means winter has arrived in the United States. We know that the December solstice is the opposite of the summer solstice - it marks the longest night and shortest day of the year. The winter solstice is also referred...

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By |December 21st, 2016|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|1 Comment

Hitching a Ride in a Driverless Car

Self-driving cars are hitting the road across the U.S., and taking a cruise in a driverless car straight from a sci-fi movie is easier than ever. In September, Uber announced their first fleet of driverless cars is now accessible to the public in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. That means if you summon an Uber to hitch a ride around...

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By |December 14th, 2016|Featured, Real World, STEM - Technology|0 Comments

The Science Behind Dehydration

There's nothing quite like a glass of ice cold water when you're thirsty — and that's because your body needs it. Get the facts on dehydration and its effects on your body. Dehydration is a common problem that is often dismissed as something that's not very serious, but not having enough water can lead to...

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By |December 1st, 2016|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

5 Surprising Ways You’re Hurting the Environment

On Earth Day we're reminded to turn off the lights when leaving a room and not to leave the water running while brushing our teeth. Those are great ideas, but there are also less obvious things you do every day that hurt the environment. Aside from wasting water and energy, there are actually a lot...

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By |November 16th, 2016|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments