Students at West Boulevard Elementary School in Columbia, Mo., built Lego bridges, assisted a veterinary surgeon with a teddy bear surgery and learned how to think like scientists during a recent STEAM Day event. Principal Morgan Neale said the event opens students' imaginations to possible career paths.
Culinary arts students from two Kentucky high schools recently prepared Thanksgiving meals for about 75 families. Teachers said the students wanted to give back, and they hope to continue the tradition in the future.
Researchers have directly witnessed the development of butterfly wings within a chrysalis in real time for the first time and describe the process in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A thin glass was used to replace a portion of cuticle on a pupa in order to record the process of cells and scales forming.
A bridge of gas resembling a feather has been observed between a pair of the Milky Way's spiral arms and is described in the Astrophysical Journal Letters. The Gangotri wave, observed using APEX telescope data, reaches from the Norma arm to the 3-kiloparsec arm near the galaxy's center and features a sine-like wave.
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.5 million grant to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for its study of pregnant women with diabetes and the neurodevelopment of their unborn children. Researchers will monitor participants with blood tests and fetal brain activity tools to learn more about how maternal diabetes affects their babies.
On-the-job training has shifted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which accelerated a trend toward more digital learning, writes Sean Gallagher, founder and executive director of Northeastern University's Center for the Future of Higher Education and Talent Strategy. Microcredentials have also emerged as an ideal way to connect employer and employee interests, Gallagher says.
New images of gas giants Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus taken by the Hubble Space Telescope have been released by NASA and the European Space Agency. The images highlight the planets' changing atmospheres compared to previous years.
Hundreds of students have enrolled in a new culinary arts magnet program at a Florida high school, now in its first year. During a recent lesson, chefs from Universal Studios were on hand to teach cooking skills.
An Oregon high school is expanding its career and technical education programs -- offering nine pathways in agriculture science, culinary, manufacturing, business, health sciences and other fields. Construction recently was added, and there are plans to offer a natural resource class in the next term.
Researchers have finally observed a previously predicted but never-before-seen quantum effect that prevents atoms from scattering light and describe their findings in Science. The experiments tested the Pauli exclusion principle, which says atoms are unable to be in the same quantum state at the same time as another atom, by chilling atoms to ultracold temperatures and measuring the amount of light scattered as temperatures changed.
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