Topic: stem

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Somewhere around 4.5 billion years ago a gigantic ball of mass started to take shape and would eventually become where we all live.  So, the notion of a planet that can harbor life is not a strange one - after all, we happen to live on one.  Are there any other places that are similar?...

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sometimes a really small thing can make a very large impact.  That's what scientists recently concluded when answering one of the age old questions that humanity has wondered since our earliest days on the plains of Africa, how did zebras get their stripes?   Few animals are as...

Monday, March 24, 2014

It’s nearly impossible to go anywhere in the continental United States and not have access to chicken as a meal option.  Chicken meat and eggs have been a standard here for what seems like forever, but it had to start somewhere.  So, who brought chickens to the Americas?...

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The energy conversation here on Earth is very important because it has applications in nearly every aspect of our lives. Everything from the medical industry to waste management to technology and even entertainment are all subject to greater energy demands.  Plants have created a way of...

Monday, March 10, 2014

Living on the top floor of a building gives one the opportunity to truly appreciate the modern wonders of science, specifically the elevator.  This transportation lift makes it a lot easier to reach higher and taller destinations.  Scientists have recently been considering putting the...

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

People all over the world, regardless of race, age, location, or culture all have one thing they can always talk about, the weather.  Our day to day world is always subject to changes in the weather.  Sometimes weather produces violent storms, catastrophic gusts of winds, or sudden...

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Trees are some of the most amazing organisms on our planet.  So much of our world is the way it is because of the behind-the-scenes work that they do every single second.  Trees put oxygen into our atmosphere, support a myriad of ecosystems and continue to surprise us with their amazing...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Way back around the time of dinosaurs the first crocodiles started to appear.  After millions of years of evolution they have become the intense hunters and frighteningly large reptiles that we know today.  These animals are the alpha predators in some parts of the world, are stealthy...

Friday, February 14, 2014

Romeo and Juliet, Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski,  and even our parents at one point had a surge of emotions that made them want to be with one another. Since love is in the air as we celebrate Valentine’s Day, let's dig into the science of these emotions ...

Monday, February 10, 2014

For a long time we've been fascinated by dinosaurs.  Makes total sense, they're awesome, some were huge, some were tiny, and they certainly rile up the imagination.  But, are there still new species being discovered?    All the way back in the late 1800...

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