Turning a disaster into a discovery is one mission of microbiologist Patricia Sobecky.
There’s not much that can give you a new outlook on Earth like looking down at it from space.
Ellen Ochoa has done that four times.
Sherri Rukes teaches at Libertyville High School in Libertyville, Illinois. For several years she taught a combination of regular chemistry, honors chemistry, and physics, and for the past decade she has been the school’s AP chemistry teacher.
It’s the year 2100. The carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted since the industrial revolution continues to hang out in the atmosphere like some invisible ne’er-do-well. It will trap the sun’s energy for thousands of years to come. Sea levels are climbing under the gas’s influence.