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  • 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...
  • Scientists who study behavior have long been interested in the differences between men and women. What are the differences in behavior between men and women? Why do these differences occur? Are they learned or innate? While many people have preconceived ideas about how people of different genders...
  • This Women's History Month, celebrate women in science through reading! Science Books & Films has even compiled a reading list for the occasion. Below, take a look at science books written by or about women with the accompanying Science NetLinks teaching resources. Famed animal scientist Temple...
  • You've never seen stars like this before! The image above is an example of star trail photography. If you stare at the sky in the same direction over a period of time, the stars will appear to move across to sky relative to the Earth. This happens because the Earth rotates. The above picture shows...
  • Women's History Month, celebrated in March in the United States, is an annual celebration of women and their contributions to society. While women's accomplishments make the news all year long, these recent stories about women in science and the science of gender are worth a read: A recent report...
  • Manu Platt | Sarah Zielinski In a plenary speech that earned him a standing ovation at a Washington D.C. conference, a scientist who studies HIV/AIDS and sickle cell disease challenged hundreds of graduate and undergraduate students to think about what kind of impact they would like to have in...