Tag Archives: Science

WonderWorks Syracuse Fêtes Kids with Astronaut Meet & Greet

Syracuse, N.Y. WonderWorks in Syracuse is on an out of this world mission to inspire kids to be interested in space exploration. They will be hosting their 6th Annual WonderKids Awards Program ceremony on May 18, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Photo courtesy of WonderWorks. The event will be held at WonderWorks, located […]

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Reflections on Leadership from Marietta’s McDonough Conference

Marietta College, Ohio. The J. Luce Foundation (link) is opening the Luce Leadership Centre at Caribbean Maritime University (link) in June, open to its 6,000 students in August. It will feature both on campus and online courses in experiential leadership through a Doctorate degree. 1924: Jamaican-born political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator Marcus Garvey. Photo: Wiki […]

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How I Started a Women-in-STEM Club at Stony Brook School

New York, N.Y. Two years ago, my friends and I started the Women in STEM Club at my school. We wanted to cultivate STEM interest in younger girls in our community. As we were brainstorming about ways that we could achieve this goal, a conversation with my physics teacher’s daughter inspired me. Photo: The Stewardship […]

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3 American Scientists Awarded 2017 Nobel Prize for Medicine

New York, N.Y. The 2017 Nobel Prize for Medicine has been awarded to three American scientists. Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young were awarded for their discoveries of the molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm. “Usingfruit fliesas a model organism, this year’s Nobel laureates isolated a gene that controls the normal daily biological rhythm,” the award […]

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‘Philosophy is an Art of Living Together’ on World Philosophy Day

New York, N.Y. Marking World Philosophy Day, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is encouraging people of the world to share their philosophical heritages and “dare to open spaces for free, open and tolerant thinking.” Sculpture “The Thinker” by Auguste Rodin. World Philosophy Day takes place every November. Photo: Hans Andersen. The […]

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Chinese Astronauts Begin Month-Long Stay in Space

China launched two astronauts into space on Monday. Their launch marks the beginning of China’s longest human space flight yet. A carrier rocket sent a Shenzhou-11 spacecraft with astronauts Chen Dong and Jing Haipeng into space. The rocket was fired from the Jinquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert. Chen is 37 years old. […]

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Japan’s Ohsumi Awarded Nobel Medicine Prize

Tokyo, Japan. Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi was awarded this year’s Nobel Prize for medicine for his work autophagy — the science of how cells break down and recycle their content. “His discoveries opened the path to understanding the fundamental importance of autophagy in many physiological processes, such as in the adaptation of starvation or response […]

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New Health Study Validates Popular Diet App’s Cash Payout Paradigm

Avadora Mimouni’s “Models of Philanthropy” Celebrate Timeless Beauty

Guardians of Rescue Helps Save Hundreds of Abandoned Dogs in the Bahamas

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Meet Elite Learners: A Small Nonprofit with a Big Impact

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