May 3rd, 2012
01:12 PM ET

Teen whiz solves problems like Bill Nye

from KARE

A 10th grade inventor is busy using cooking oil and algae to build a bio-fueled business empire. KARE reports.

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February 24th, 2012
01:15 PM ET

STEM stories on CNN Student News

(CNN) – Here are some Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math stories covered recently on CNN Student News.

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CNN Student News is a commercial-free, ten-minute news program for middle and high school students. In addition, we offer Daily Discussion questions and a weekly Newsquiz aligned with several of our news stories.



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January 26th, 2012
12:09 PM ET

STEM stories on CNN Student News

(CNN) – Here are some recent Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math stories covered on CNN Student News.

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CNN Student News is a commercial-free, ten-minute news program for middle and high school students. In addition, we offer Daily Discussion questions and a weekly Newsquiz aligned with several of our news stories.



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January 13th, 2012
01:20 PM ET

STEM stories this week on CNN Student News

(CNN) – Here are some recent Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math stories covered on CNN Student News.

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CNN Student News is a commercial-free, ten-minute news program for middle and high school students. In addition, we offer Daily Discussion questions and a weekly Newsquiz aligned with several of our news stories.



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January 13th, 2012
12:10 PM ET

Homeless teen finds success, sees future in science

by the CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) – For two and a half years, Samantha Garvey has immersed herself in New York's Long Island salt marshes - prodding, examining and questioning, all in the name of science.

But after a hard day's work, at school or in the field, the high school senior hasn't been able to head home at night. That's because she doesn't have a home.

The 17-year-old has not let living in a homeless shelter deter her from her dreams. On Wednesday, she was named one of 300 semifinalists in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search, putting her in contention to earn a $100,000 college scholarship.

"She is very special," her father, Leo Garvey, told HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell on Thursday night. "She's a hard worker, very driven and dedicated to anything and everything that she does."

Along with her studies at Brentwood High School, situated about half the length of Long Island some 45 miles east of New York, Samantha Garvey has spent much of her spare time working with marine biologists.

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Website aims to describe every living creature
The eye of a European Green Toad, Bufo viridis
January 10th, 2012
03:56 PM ET

Website aims to describe every living creature

By Sally Holland, CNN

Washington (CNN) - Thirty years ago, many students began their school science projects with a visit to the World Book Encyclopedia, the 22-volume set found in many homes and most school libraries covering topics from A to Z.

Now, the Encyclopedia of Life website provides students with much more information on living beings than those 22 volumes could ever hold.

"Knowledge of all biodiversity is scattered all around the world in databases and drawers and people's heads," Encyclopedia of Life director Bob Corrigan said. "If it flies, crawls, grows, spores, if it is life, we want to have one place to bring it all together."

The Encyclopedia of Life, found at www.eol.org, is less than 5 years old but is approaching 1 million species pages that include everything from the names of animals (the Atlantic cod has more than 100 of them in the English language) to information about their habitats (the common wasp's natural habitat is grasslands and woodlands, but it easily adapts to urban habitats) to reproduction habits (the eggs of the longnose sawshark hatch before the young are released from the mother's body). FULL POST

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Searching for news that matters
December 19th, 2011
08:02 AM ET

Searching for news that matters

By Michael Schulder, CNN

(CNN) To mark one of the biggest science news stories of the year, I've retooled an old story to make up the very first physics joke in history. Here it goes.:

A physicist is bending down, at night, searching for something beneath a lamp post.A guy walks up to him and says "what are you looking for?
Physicist: A Higgs particle.
Guy: Where did you see this Higgs particle last?
Physicist: I've never seen one. Nobody has.
Guy: Then why are you looking under the lamp post?
Physicist: That's where the light is.

Aah, if it were only that easy.

In fact, if it were possible to find a Higgs particle under a lamp post you would see every ambitious physicist in the world wearing knee pads, crawling from lamp post to lamp post, coast to coast.

That's because a Higgs particle. also known as the God particle, is believed to be the final link in a mathematical formula that explains what makes matter matter.

That's tough to explain in plain English, so I've enlisted one of the world's most respected and plain-spoken physicists.
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December 12th, 2011
01:00 PM ET

Today's Reading List

Here's what the editors of Schools of Thought are reading today:

Denver Post: Denver judge's ruling on school funding levels blisters state's witnesses
Colorado argued in district court that student performance isn't linked to education spending. A Denver judge wasn't convinced and says the state legislature must increase funding for public schools.

U.S.News & World Report: Florida Students Earn More Than High School Diplomas
A high school once devoted to drop-out prevention was redesigned as a technology magnet school. Now U.S. News says the school tops its ranking of “Most Connected Classrooms.”

American Public Media: Marketplace: Running education more like a business
Philanthropist and businessman Eli Broad's foundation has donated almost half a billion dollars to education. In this interview, Broad explains what he thinks needs to change in public education.

Education Week: H.S. Football Team Loses State Title Due to Touchdown Celebration
A brief moment of celebration from a high school quarterback costs his team a state championship. Massachusetts is the first state to implement an NCAA rule on unsportsmanlike conduct.

MercuryNews.com: Monta Vista student, 17, takes home $100,000 scholarship
A high school student develops a cancer drug and is awarded $100,000 for her work.

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December 9th, 2011
08:33 AM ET

STEM stories this week on CNN Student News

(CNN) – Here are the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math stories covered on CNN Student News this week.

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Tuesday

Wednesday

CNN Student News is a commercial-free, ten-minute news program for middle and high school students.  In addition, we offer Daily Discussion questions and a weekly Newsquiz aligned with several of our news stories.



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STEM stories this week on CNN Student News
December 2nd, 2011
07:16 AM ET

STEM stories this week on CNN Student News

Here are the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math stories covered on CNN Student News this week. You will find our daily program and transcripts through the links below:

Monday - A scientific study explores the origin of yawning; pilots prepare a solar plane for a journey around the world.

Tuesday – An organization in Peru experiments with coating rocks to bring snow and ice back to the Andes mountains.

Wednesday – A new study explores the dangers of head injuries in youth sports, NASA sends a the Curiosity rover to look for life on Mars, and a Japanese astronaut plays baseball with himself on the International Space Station.

Thursday – Hurricane season ends and the United Nations marks World AIDS Day

CNN Student News is a commercial-free, ten-minute news program for middle and high school students.  In addition, we offer Daily Discussion questions and a weekly Newsquiz aligned with several of our news stories.



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