Marshmallows are a delicious, fluffy staple of summer, campouts, and barbecues. Did you know that there isn’t really much to them? It’s true. The best way to see what really comprises a marshmallow is to put it to the Marshmallow Masher pressure test. You’ll use the power of air to demonstrate what you’re really eating when you roasting ‘mallows this summer. Want more experiments like this?
November 10, 2019 is World Science Day for Peace and Development, and November 9 – 14, 2019 is the International Week of Science and Peace. In today’s world, it is more important than ever to show students how everything we do is linked and how we all have in impact on the world around us. Examining the links between what takes place in a science laboratory and how this impacts the world around is critical when we consider global citizenship. According to the United Nations: Continue reading
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A Canadian research team is pushing the boundaries of transparency in biomedical science by publishing their research notes in real time and refusing to patent their discoveries.
Source: Breaking down the walls of scientific secrecy | CBC News
University of Waterloo professor Donna Strickland has received her Nobel Prize in Physics during a ceremony Monday in Sweden.
Source: Guelph native, U of W prof Donna Strickland collects Nobel Prize | CBC News
This post is part of Mashable’s ongoing series The Women Fixing STEM, which highlights trailblazing women in science, tech, engineering, and math, as well as initiatives and organizations working to close the industries’ gender gaps.
Learning shouldn’t stop after school ends, and the women of YouTube’s STEM channels prove that.
These aren’t the boring science lessons that you had to sit through in stuffy high school classrooms or massive college lecture halls. There are no tests, no grades, and no assignments. You will, however, need a sense of curiosity and a love for all things science.
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What can we learn from the slimy, smelly side of life? In this playful talk, science journalist Anna Rothschild shows us the hidden wisdom of “gross stuff” and explains why avoiding the creepy underbelly of nature, medicine and technology closes us off to important sources of knowledge about our health and the world. “When we explore the gross side of life, we find insights that we never would have thought we’d find, and we even often reveal beauty that we didn’t think was there,” Rothschild says. Continue reading
In this video, physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson offers a clear vision of how science should work. Continue reading