This post is the third in a three-part series highlighting youth science competitions that task young people with the real challenges and rewards of a life in research.
This post is the second in a three-part series highlighting youth science competitions that task young people with the real challenges and rewards of a life in research.
This post is the first in a three-part series highlighting youth science competitions that task young people with the real challenges and rewards of a life in research.
While we all may vary on just how much time we like spending with other people, humans are overall very social beings. Scientists have already found this to be reflected in our health and well-being - with social isolation being associated with more depression, worse health, and a shorter life.
I recently had the opportunity to take part in a workshop for researchers about communicating science to the public. At one point the speaker suggested that the first step for anyone would be to learn how to translate scientific concepts so that a child would be able to understand them.
Quite often when I am looking at photos, I just feel like something is missing. It is not a criticism of the light or the composition, but rather that something is, quite literally, missing: a scale.
The last time someone told you to look at an optical illusion, they probably described it as playing a cool trick on your eyes. But these quirks of perception - as well as most other illusions - have more to do with tricking your brain than anything else.
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New technology is developed each year that lets us measure things that are smaller, colder, faster, or farther away than ever before. But there are some things, even with all of this technology, that we just can't measure.
Have you ever smelled something so familiar that it felt like you were transported back through time into one of your earlier memories? Have freshly baked cookies, your grandmother's chili sauce, or a specific brand of sunscreen after a long winter actually affected the way you feel?
With services like Twitter and Facebook ready at our fingertips, the internet is making it possible for people to share more than ever about their personal experiences.
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