America Needs More STEM…But…

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Patricia is starting to back off from her militant “Go STEM or Go Home” attitudes. Read about her change of heart.

Eccentrics R Us

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Truly eccentric people aren’t trying to stand out. They simply do their best to live in a world of conventions while simply being themselves.

The Planet Tatooine, Realized!

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Imagine an Earth-like planet orbiting what’s known as “binary stars,” similar to what Luke Skywalker saw every day from Tatooine.

How To Celebrate Arduino Day

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Are you ready for Arduino Day this Saturday? Find an event near you, sales online, or a new project.

Lego Large Hadron Collider

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The next best thing in Lego? Hopefully a Large Hadron Collider. Help this kit get off the ground by showing your support.

Raising Science-y Kids on the Cheap

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Raising science-loving kids doesn’t mean pricey STEM toys and classes. It has to do with saying “yes.” Here’s how it works.

Gut-what? How to Tell Dew from Guttation

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When the excess rain saturates the ground, plant life will adapt accordingly. One of the ways some plants will adapt to the excess available moisture is through a process known as guttation.

Happy Birthday, Stephen Hawking!

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I just wanted to take a moment to wish Stephen Hawking, one of the people who inspired me to study physics and astronomy, a very happy birthday!

Ads on Pinterest, Sigh

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Pinterest is now soliciting advertisers. Do you think this will change the way you use it?