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  • National HIV Testing Day falls on June 27, and calls attention to this important public health issue in the United States and worldwide. HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus, and is a disease that affects the body's immune system and ability to fight off other infections. AIDS, which stands...
  • This year, the summer solstice will fall on June 21 in the Northern Hemisphere. The summer solstice is the time when the sun rises to its highest point at noon, and it falls on the day during which there is the longest period of daylight. For this reason, the summer solstice also is often known as...
  • World Oceans Day, a United Nations-recognized celebration of our planet's oceans, falls on June 8 each year. This year's theme is "healthy oceans, healthy planet," spotlighting the oceans' vital role in climate regulation, oxygen production, and wildlife protection. The United Nations has...
  • Every June is Great Outdoors Month , a time to recommit to celebrating and protecting our natural world. As the weather warms up in the Northern Hemisphere, take advantage of the parks and other natural areas around you for both learning and recreation. Before you head outdoors, load up your mobile...
  • Few scientific instruments can claim to be as ubiquitous as the microscope. Instrumental in many fields of science, the microscope has allowed us to observe worlds too small to see with the naked eye. We've been able to discover the cell with the optical microscope, and even see magnifications of...
  • On May 12, some of history's greatest inventors will be inducted into the U.S. National Inventors Hall of Fame. The 43rd annual ceremony recognizes people who hold patents with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and whose inventions have helped advance science, technology, or the welfare of...
  • 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...