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Microbes in Spaaaaace

Why we’re launching microbes from football fields, a dinosaur, and the Liberty Bell to the International Space Station.

Bad Astronomy
Jan. 21 2014 7:45 AMWait. Texas Is Spending How Much Money to Violate the Constitution?
Education
Nov. 24 2013 11:45 PM“Tell Your Second-Grade Teacher I’m Sorry”The failure of science education in the United States.
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 2 2013 11:44 AMBy Odin’s Beard! Natalie Portman and Thor Inspire Girls to Study Science
Bad Astronomy
June 15 2013 8:00 AMCosmoquest Hangout-a-thon: 32 Straight Hours of Science
Future Tense
Dec. 12 2012 2:15 PMWhat a Zombie Movie Made by Particle Physicists Tells Us About Science Education
New Scientist
Oct. 7 2012 7:06 AMDemocratize Astronomy Now!Why every country in Africa should have a research telescope.
Future Tense
July 18 2012 4:46 PMSupercut Shows Mr. Wizard’s Most Crotchety Moments
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June 29 2012 7:15 AMSlate Readers’ Brilliant Ideas To Fix Science EducationShowcase research in public, put cool engineer characters on TV, and more.
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June 27 2012 12:47 PMLet’s Copy How Finland, South Korea, and Canada Teach ScienceLessons from teachers whose countries excel at science education.
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June 20 2012 9:45 AMHow To Stop Science Alienation SyndromeSplit K-12 science education into two tracks, for majors and nonmajors.
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June 19 2012 7:15 AMThe Five Misconceptions About Teaching Math and ScienceAmerican education has not declined and other surprising truths.
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June 14 2012 8:00 AMThe Dark-Matter AgesThe U.S. may be losing its place as the world leader in frontier physics research.
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June 11 2012 7:00 AMA Moment of ScienceI became an astronomer because I looked through a telescope at age 5. More kids need to experience that joy.
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June 7 2012 9:22 AMHow To Fix the Gender Gap in TechnologyMake your daughter play video games. It will help her get a high-paying job.
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June 4 2012 6:25 AMCan America Ever Have Another “Sputnik Moment”?Our amazing response to Sputnik made America richer and stronger. But here’s why it would be almost impossible to duplicate that today.
Science
Jan. 16 2014 4:30 AMTexas Public Schools Are Teaching CreationismAn investigation into charter schools’ dishonest and unconstitutional science, history, and “values” lessons.
Family
Oct. 18 2013 7:38 AM“Could You Be an Animal If You Didn’t Have Any Bones?”The picture book that will show your kid how evolution works.
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 12 2013 8:00 AMCreationists Stomp on Texas Textbook Science
Bad Astronomy
June 13 2013 8:00 AMA Win for Science in Kansas
Future Tense
Oct. 9 2012 4:51 PMWhen It Comes to Science and Tech, Are There Really Any Differences Between Obama and Romney?
The XX Factor
Oct. 4 2012 11:50 AMHow To Fix the Bias Against Women in Science? Think Big.
Future Tense
June 29 2012 4:22 PMLearning Math From Software Is Like Learning Parenting Skills From Second Life
Future Tense
June 27 2012 12:47 PMLet’s Copy How Finland, South Korea, and Canada Teach ScienceLessons from teachers whose countries excel at science education.
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June 25 2012 6:00 AMWhy Johnny Can’t Add Without a CalculatorTechnology is doing to math education what industrial agriculture did to food: making it efficient, monotonous, and low-quality.
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June 20 2012 7:15 AMThe Gambler and the ScientistA day at the races teaches us about our unscientific notions of “science literacy.”
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June 17 2012 7:15 AMWe Don’t Need More Scientists—We Need Better OnesA chemist responds to Slate’s David Plotz’s claim that not enough students are going into science and engineering.
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June 13 2012 7:50 AMExtreme Marshmallow Cannons!How the government and private sector can turn American kids on to science through “Making.”
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June 8 2012 10:46 AMBoom!My parents let me make gunpowder and nearly blow up the basement. Is that why I became a scientist?
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June 4 2012 6:30 AMLearning by MakingAmerican kids should be building rockets and robots, not taking standardized tests.