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|0 Comments

5 Top STEM Environment Careers

We tend to take our planet for granted, but there are many people at work in environment careers who ensure that the Earth is protected for us. STEM environment careers are available to those who have training ranging from a two-year associate degree to a law degree, workers interested in field studies or a corporate office,...

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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

Job Profile: Interview with a Petrophysicist

Never heard of a petrophysicist before? Discover what they do, the education required to become one, and how you can break into this and other careers in the energy industry. Have you ever stopped to think about all of the things that need to happen to get electricity into your home, fuel into your car,...

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By |February 10th, 2017|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

Growing Plants Without Soil? Understanding Hydroponics

Hydroponics, the system of growing plants without soil, originated thousands of years ago and now is considered by many to be the future of the agricultural industry. Plants grow if they receive water, sunlight, carbon dioxide and mineral nutrients. The minerals, such as potassium, nitrogen, and phosphorus, usually come from the soil, but most farmers...

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By |February 9th, 2017|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

Surprising Facts About Leprosy

Leprosy has caused pain and disfiguration in its victims since 600 B.C., but early detection and modern drug treatment now contain the disease quickly and prevent transmission to others. Better known in today's medical world as Hansen's Disease, this often misunderstood chronic bacterial infection affects the skin, nervous system, nose mucous membranes, and the eyes. If...

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By |February 8th, 2017|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

Remembering the Challenger Disaster

The Challenger disaster was a tragedy that was viewed by millions and changed space travel forever. On January 28, 1986, the shuttle Challenger, launching for its 10th mission to space, exploded just 73 seconds after takeoff. Across the nation, millions watched live on TV as the shuttle exploded and everyone on board was killed. The...

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By |January 27th, 2017|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

5 Suprising Everyday Sources of Radiation

The effects of exposure to large doses of radiation from nuclear bombs or power plant disasters are frightening, but we are exposed to low doses from everyday sources of radiation without any apparent harm. Radiation is measured in the amount absorbed by the human body over a period of time. That measurement is called a...

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By |January 26th, 2017|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|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

4 STEM Nobel Prize Winners to Know

Alfred Nobel created prizes to be awarded in the categories of literature, physics,chemistry peace, economics, and physiology and medicine in his will to those Nobel Prize winners whose inventions or discoveries were the best for mankind's benefit. The prizes have been awarded since 1901 and include 825 male and 47 female Nobel Prize winners. Those...

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By |December 9th, 2016|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments