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March for Science set to mobilize scientists worldwide and emphasize role of science in public policy

By April Gocha / April 18, 2017

The March for Science is set for this upcoming Saturday, April 22, in Washington, D.C., and some 400 other cities around the world, in which scientists and science supporters will converge for a rally to display their support for the role of science in society and its place in public policy.

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‘Superbowl of STEM’ brings together big names to spark students’ interest in science

By Jessica McMathis / March 12, 2014

Some of the biggest names in science (and Hollywood!)—along with an additional 350,000 visitors, many of them K-12 students—are expected to attend the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival (USASEF), April 26–27, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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Video: Ninja rocks exploit ceramics’ dark side

By April Gocha / February 28, 2014

Ceramic shards from broken spark plugs—aka ninja rocks—are used by thieves to break into cars, thanks to the material properties differences of alumina and glass.

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How does Superman shave?

By Jim Destefani / June 11, 2013

If you’ve been living under a rock, you may not be aware there’s a new “Superman” movie due out June 14. A trailer for Man of Steel shows a bearded Clark Kent followed by a clean-shaven Superman, thus prompting the question asked in the title of this post. Surely his whiskers, like the Man of…

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Peter distills his picks for the top 5 posts for 2012

By / December 31, 2012

My list is much more straightforward than Eileen’s. I find that restraint and discipline comes with age. Mostly. (Eileen adds—See Peter’s fifth story. We’re even!) Anyway, I crafted my list based on trends, biases, underreporting by commercial news services, murky understanding of two-dimensional phenomena and, well, bad taste. In several cases, the post I picked…

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