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  • Join us for a presentation and demo of the new AAAS Science NetLinks app, Classify It! Recently named by Apple as a Best New App! Come celebrate the launch with games, prizes and treats. We hope to see you there. About the Classify It! App Think you know what poison ivy and a firefly have in common...
  • The gap between the science classroom and a real-life career in the sciences can seem distant for some students. The 5 Questions for a Scientist interview series was created to bridge this gap! We aim to inspire students to pursue careers in the sciences by showcasing the incredible diversity of...
  • The gap between the science classroom and a real-life career in the sciences can seem distant for some students. The 5 Questions for a Scientist interview series was created to bridge this gap! We aim to inspire students to pursue careers in the sciences by showcasing the incredible diversity of...
  • October 15, 2014 marks the fifth anniversary of National Fossil Day . Sponsored by the U.S. National Park Service, the celebration aims to increase public understanding of fossils' educational and scientific value. Fossils are in many ways the key to understanding prehistoric life: they are the...
  • Look up at the sky. You might not be able to see them, but there are thousands and thousands of satellites orbiting the Earth. From the International Space Station, to the GPS on your phone, to more accurate weather and climate reporting—none of these would be possible without satellite technology...
  • Get to know Shaila Occupation: Education and outreach manager for a biology research center Institution: University of California—Berkeley Field: Synthetic biology Focus: Prior research focused on genetics and cell biology Shaila Kotadia earned a Ph.D. in Genetics and Development at the University...
  • Banana peels are commonly depicted in cartoons as hazardously slippery—but just how slippery are they? According to scientific research honored at the 2014 Ig Nobel Prizes , banana peels are indeed pretty slippery, comparable to ice or Teflon. The Ig Nobels are famous for recognizing the most...
  • The ozone layer is an important part of Earth's atmosphere, shielding us from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. But what would happen if the ozone layer gradually disappeared? About 30 years ago, atmospheric scientists predicted that this could happen—and that it was being caused by...
  • STEM educator Greg Crowther | David Aarons The University of Washington’s Biology 220 course serves hundreds of students in a massive lecture-hall setting, but a related science-writing course—enhanced by Science in the Classroom resources—helped a subset of those participants better understand...