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January 2014 SSP Enewsletter

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January 2014

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Intel Science Talent Search

Intel STS Semifinalists Announced

The top 300 semifinalists of the Intel Science Talent Search 2014, the premier national science research competition for high school seniors, were announced on Wednesday, January 8. Semifinalists come from 34 states and one overseas school and represent the country’s best and brightest young scientists. Finalists will be announced on January 22.

Science News

Top 25 Stories of 2013

Last year it was easy to choose a story to lead our annual Top 25 list. The discovery of the Higgs boson was a watershed moment, ending a decades-long quest by thousands of physicists to fully describe the subatomic realm.

This year, nothing so momentous came to pass. But science isn’t just about dramatic announcements and tremendous technical feats. Anyone who reads Science News regularly appreciates that great new insights often arise from countless little bits and pieces of new knowledge. Read More

 

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Intel ISEF

Judges and Volunteers Needed for Intel ISEF 2014

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) is the premier global science competition for students in grades 9-12. More than 1,600 students from more than 70 countries, regions, and territories will travel to Los Angeles to compete in 2014.

  • Grand Award Judges: Approximately 1,000 judges are needed in 17 scientific disciplines, primarily on Tuesday, May 13 and Wednesday, May 14
  • General Volunteers: More than 500 volunteers are needed for a variety of activities throughout the week
  • Interpreters: Approximately 200 volunteers are needed for conversational and technical interpretation. Greatest demand is for Spanish, Russian, and Mandarin.
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Pufferfish, like this one, lost its digestive stomach. That organ has a new purpose now: holding food and scaring predators. Credit:FtLaudGirl/iStockphoto

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