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  • The AAAS Senior Scientists & Engineers STEM Volunteer Program, which placed 165 role models in eight Metro-D.C. school districts in 2014-15, recently celebrated 10 years of support for K-12 science-literacy. The program , spearheaded by retired Jet Propulsion Laboratory chemist Donald Rea,...
  • Melissa McCartney, PhD, is the Project Director for Science in the Classroom , a project aimed at making Science articles more accessible to students and the public. Before coming to EHR, Melissa spent five years at Science Editorial working on education and neuroscience manuscripts. Prior to...
  • A recent scientific study has introduced the idea of music for cats' enjoyment. Housecats might get annoyed by music made for humans, but music that's made up of sounds tailor-made for their enjoyment might be a different story. Scientists at the University of Wisconsin and University of Maryland...
  • Carnegie Institution After more than ten years in space and flybys of three different planets in our solar system, NASA's MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) spacecraft will reach the end of its mission. Launched in 2004, the MESSENGER mission was created to...
  • Redwoods National Park | Michael Schweppe via Flickr National Park Week , an annual event in the United States, begins this weekend on April 18! To celebrate, the National Park Service is offering free admission for guests to all national parks during opening weekend, April 18-19. If you live near...
  • The pangolin | David Blygott via Flickr Pangolins (order Manis ) are a group of species of mammal found in tropical Asia and Africa. They're instantly recognizable by their spiky scales, unusually long tongues, and ability to spray like skunks. Unfortunately, they are critically endangered due to...
  • The Name a Crater on Mercury Competition is closed and the submissions are in! According to Bob Hirshon, Program Director at AAAS, the MESSENGER Education and Public Outreach team received over 3500 entries from 110 countries around the world. (MESSENGER is the NASA Discovery mission to conduct the...
  • Scenes from a 2014 session of Science in the Summer, in Washington, D.C. | AAAS This summer, a free educational program that has brought hands-on science fun to thousands of children will expand from four locations on the East Coast to an additional 12 sites nationwide. The national expansion of...