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Why Do We Need Sleep?

We all need sleep. We’ve always needed sleep. But after thousands of generations of people, we still don’t know why we need sleep. All over the world, after the sun sets, people go to bed and wake up refreshed the next morning. If you don’t get enough sleep, you feel tired and exhausted, and you…
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November 13, 2017 0

Lowe Elementary Workshop

STEMY offers a variety of programs to introduce young students to core principles of science and the scientific method. One of these programs was a science fair project workshop conducted at Lowe Elementary for 4th and 5th graders in April 2017. Each of the 12 students who participated in this program developed a research project…
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November 13, 2017 0

CRISPR: Science’s Newest Supertechnology

CRISPR, which is often referred to as the biotechnology innovation of the century, is being applied to battle HIV[1], pioneer designer baby research[2], combat cancer[3], and even edit an embryonic human genome[4] . But now, the ever-versatile CRISPR is finding its applications against drug-resistant bacteria. What is CRISPR? CRISPR, or Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic…
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November 7, 2017 0

How to Generate Research Ideas

At the beginning of the school year, many students look forward to conducting research, but are unsure how to begin.  Finding a potential area of interest and contacting a mentor are the first and most critical steps to pursuing research, which should be done in a proper and professional way. We have a few tips…
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October 22, 2017 1