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Uncovering Stories of Science in the Flint River

Hannah Palmer comes from a town that disappeared. As a child growing up just south of Atlanta in Mountain View, she watched as the steady expansion of Atlanta’s airport slowly took over her neighborhood. The constant roar of jets made Mountain View one of the most noise-impacted neighborhoods in…

Environmental Action, One Community at a Time

By Christina Buffo After Dr. Yomi Noibi wrote a newsletter article about toxic chemicals in waterways, the previous Executive Director of Environmental Community Action (ECO-Action) tore it up. Dr. Noibi had written the article following the usual practice taught by his extensive scientific training…
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Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

Before there were laboratories and maker spaces, there was only the earth and what it contained and produced. The lens through which indigenous people made sense of the world came from their relationship with the land. While technological and scientific progress expands our knowledge and understanding…
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Jocelyn Bell Burnell: Paving the Way for Female Astronomers

By Sarah Strassler   “Women should not have to do all of the adapting. It is time for society to move toward women, not women toward society” - Jocelyn Bell Burnell When a star dies, it leaves behind a stellar “corpse” in the form of a dense core with a strong magnetic field –…
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Untold Story Celebrating Pride: Alan Hart

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis which attacks the lungs and can spread to other organs if left untreated. TB is contagious and is spread through airborne particles such as those released when an infected person coughs or sneezes. As you can imagine,…
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Patricia Bath: Changing the Game for Cataract Surgery

“The ability to restore sight is the ultimate reward.” - Patricia Bath By Sarah Strassler The National Eye Institute reports that by the age of 75, almost half of all Americans have cataracts that affect their vision. As you get older, some of the proteins in your eye start to break down and…

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