An Indiana teenager, Felix Zhang, has achieved something no other student in the world achieved this spring: a perfect score on the Advanced Placement Calculus AB exam. The story will amaze you. Continue reading Felix Zhang ‘only student on the globe to ever ace the AP Calculus exam
By Ashley Strickland
When astronaut Scott Kelly spent nearly a year in space, his heart shrank despite the fact that he worked out six days a week over his 340-day stay, according to a new study.
By Gautham Nagesh, New York Times
This article is part of Upstart, a series on young companies harnessing new science and technology. Continue reading Can Virtual Reality Help Autistic Children Navigate the Real World?
ByAsia A. Eaton, Psychology Today
Although women make up about half of the U.S. workforce, they have long been underrepresented in many STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math). Continue reading Getting Girls Into STEM by Improving Education for Everyone
By Lauraine Langreo, Education Week
Hawaii is trying to prepare its K-12 students to fill the massive shortages of jobs in STEM-related fields. Continue reading How a NASA-Supported Robotics Program Is Preparing Students for STEM Careers
By Brady Rhoades
Mayim Bialik, best known as the current host of Jeopardy! and as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler in the smash series The Big Bang Theory, is an honest-to-goodness Renaissance woman. Continue reading Mayim Bialik: Going Full STEAM Ahead
By Rachel Sandler, Forbes
Airbnb’s billionaire cofounder and CEO Brian Chesky is making his biggest philanthropic donation so far: a $100 million pledge to former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s charitable foundation for an initiative that links education and travel. Continue reading Airbnb’s Billionaire CEO Is Giving The Obama Foundation $100 Million For Travel-Focused College Scholarships
Yaritza Velazquez-Medina took a chance on a major career turn when she decided to drop her work as a crisis counselor in 2018 to pursue her artistic passions. She enrolled at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles to become a graphic designer — even though she racked up about $70,000 in college debt to do so. Continue reading Snapchat co-founder pays off college debt of new graduates at L.A. art and design school
BY ALEXANDRA LARKIN, CBS News
Researchers studying recordings made by microphones on NASA’s Perseverance rover found that sound travels much slower on Mars than it does on Earth. In a study published in Nature on Friday, the team said it looked at recordings dating back to February 19, 2021, the day after the rover arrived on the planet.
By Neuroscience News
In a study led by Cedars-Sinai, researchers have discovered two types of brain cells that play a key role in dividing continuous human experience into distinct segments that can be recalled later. The discovery provides new promise as a path toward development of novel treatments for memory disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading How Does the Brain Make Memories?