5 Fun Facts About Flying

Air travel is usually the quickest way to get from here to there, and there are lots of fun facts about flying that will make you look forward to the trip! For some, flying is an easy and almost magical way to get from one place to another quickly. For others, it's a pain that involves...

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By |March 23rd, 2017|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

Uncovering Hidden Women of Color in STEM

While stories of hidden women of color in STEM are beginning to come to light, both women and people of color are still underrepresented in STEM fields. While "Hidden Figures: the American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race" by Margot Lee Shetterly remains in the number...

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By |February 28th, 2017|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

5 Top STEM Energy Careers

Fossil, wind, water, and solar energy producers all offer STEM job opportunities for those ready to fuel the future in these energy careers. There are amazing careers available in every industry if you have strong skills. STEM Jobs breaks down these five incredible high-paying, high-demand energy careers. Each job offers the challenge of working to...

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By |February 23rd, 2017|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

A Closer Look at Gene Therapy

You may have heard of gene therapy, but what is it? It's actually something you should know about that could impact your life in the near future. Gene therapy is a practice that involves altering the genes inside your body to attempt to prevent or cure disease. Genes contain your DNA and are the building...

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By |February 22nd, 2017|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

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