Get up and walk across the room. Some people don't even think about the task. But 14-year-old Charlie Hall learned not to take mobility for granted.
Mobility assistive technology
Charlie, a middle school student from Wales, United Kingdom, designed a sensor guidance system for wheelchairs after seeing a myriad of mobility issues two of his school teachers face every day.
Not everyone gets to be called an academic rockstar by none other than President Obama. For Laurie Rumker, it's a typical compliment.
Brittany Wenger combined medical research and computer science to create a cloud-based service that helps doctors diagnose breast cancer.
Ben Hylak creates robots of the future, ones that can help nurses provide care. His robots use artificial intelligence, include video chat capabilities, ask patients how they're feeling, and communicate data back to doctors.
Science moves through thousands of different studies, each taking a different angle on the big questions facing us. Who can keep track of it all?
Sewing old and young mice together. Killing crabby zombie cells (but not all of them). A biotech CEO who becomes a guinea pig for her company’s anti-aging gene therapy. And the amazingly long lifespan of ... squirrels.
Not every high school student gets a chance to visit the White House. Even fewer have the opportunity to participate in important conversations with influential STEM leaders while there.
In 2014, Zarin Rahman did just that. She visited the White House and participated in a panel discussion on empowering women and young girls in STEM.
The White House Science Fair, started by President Obama, acknowledges and celebrates young researchers by inviting them to present their STEM pursuits at the White House.
The White House Science Fair shows "tremendous progress for the scientific community, in a society that showers primarily athletes with praise," said Raina Jain, who attended the first fair in 2010.
You probably look up words several times a day, whether on your smartphone, computer, or maybe even a print dictionary. It can also help to see real-world examples of how words are used in sentences.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary uses Science News reporting as examples for many of its definitions.
What makes Science News must-read science writing? The deep expertise of its journalists, for one thing. Many are former Ph.D. scientists. And some even publish breakthrough research — like Science News astronomy writer Chris Crockett’s recent paper on discovering one of the youngest Jupiter-mass exoplanets ever found near a newly formed star.