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Curiosity Challenge: Why Do Flowers Smell Good?
Allie W, Age 12 Dear Allie, Flowers smell good and also look colorful for the same reason, to attract insects and birds. Flowers want these flying creatures to come visit them, so they can help them reproduce. Insects and birds spread the pollen and seeds...
Allie W, Age 12 Dear Allie, Flowers smell good and also look colorful for the same reason, to attract insects and birds. Flowers want these flying creatures to come visit them, so they can help them reproduce. Insects and bir...
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Editing the Genome: An Event Retrospective
Museum of Science. Genome Editing: Now We Can, Should We? It was a complex question that greeted attendees of the Museum
of Science on Tuesday evening: Now that we can edit
the genome, should we? The evening started with thought provoking presentations
give...
Museum of Science. Genome Editing: Now We Can, Should We? It was a complex question that greeted attendees of the Museum of Science on Tuesday evening: Now that we can edit the genome, should we? The evening started wi...
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Science + Theater + Diversity Conference with the Catalyst Collaborative at MIT
By E Rosser This Sunday, I sat down with a quantum physicist-slash-director on my right, and a playwright who works with telescopes on my right.  A slew of other participants, ranging from theater interns, to history students, to neuroscientists, to enginee...
By E Rosser This Sunday, I sat down with a quantum physicist-slash-director on my right, and a playwright who works with telescopes on my right. A slew of other participants, ranging from theater interns, to history stude...
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Curiosity Challenge: How Can Lizards Regrow Body Parts?
You may know that some animals, such as reptiles and
amphibians, can grow back lost body parts, but how do they do that? Image via Wikimedia Commons The process that allows animals, such as reptiles, to grow back their lost body parts is called regeneration...
You may know that some animals, such as reptiles and amphibians, can grow back lost body parts, but how do they do that? Image via Wikimedia Commons The process that allows animals, such as reptiles, to grow back their ...
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Curiosity Challenge: Who Taught the First Teacher?
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question Onasis. The most straight forward answer I can give is: their parents. Teaching
and learning in its earliest form would have occurred by imitation.  Our early ancestors would have imitated their parents, just like animals on nature TV shows...
Great question Onasis. The most straight forward answer I can give is: their parents. Teaching and learning in its earliest form would have occurred by imitation. Our early ancestors would have imitated their parents, ju...
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A Letter to the 18+ STEAM Afficionados:
by Paola Salazar PC: The Franklin Institute, Adults-Only Event guests Please let it be known that you have not been forgotten! We have a lot of great events
lined up for our more mature members in the CSF community. In fact, we’ve rounded up a couple of fav...
by Paola Salazar PC: The Franklin Institute, Adults-Only Event guests Please let it be known that you have not been forgotten! We have a lot of great events lined up for our more mature members in the CSF community. In...
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Curiosity Challenge: Can Humans and Animals Understand Each Other?
Hey there, CSF fans, followers, and supporters! Anna Bishop here with a cool Zoosemiotics (animal communication) question from Ella Nelson, age 11, who wants to know if humans and animals understand each other. Excellent question! The answer is everyday and...
Hey there, CSF fans, followers, and supporters! Anna Bishop here with a cool Zoosemiotics (animal communication) question from Ella Nelson, age 11, who wants to know if humans and animals understand each other. Excel...
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Chaos, Science, and the Thrill of Research: Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA at Central Square Theater
Reviewed by E. Rosser Science and history.  Scholars butting heads.   A house whose story spans generations.  Meet the agents of Arcadia , Tom Stoppard’s classic play currently in production through the Catalyst Collaborative at MIT , a resident program at ...
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Curiosity Challenge: How do Cells Work?
Hi Jollie,
thanks for the question. This is a hard question to answer because cells are so
different from each other. Cells are specialized to do the job they perform.
Nerve cells look completely different than liver cells and perform a different
function w...
Hi Jollie, thanks for the question. This is a hard question to answer because cells are so different from each other. Cells are specialized to do the job they perform. Nerve cells look completely different than liver cells an...
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Curiosity Challenge: How Were Animals Created?
Hi there CSF followers, fans, and supporters! Anna Bishop here again, answering an awesome biology question from Ava Hartshorn, Age 7: How Were Animals Created? ( a picture of animal cells under a microscope) Well, it all started about 575 million years ago...
Hi there CSF followers, fans, and supporters! Anna Bishop here again, answering an awesome biology question from Ava Hartshorn, Age 7: How Were Animals Created? ( a picture of animal cells under a microscope) Well, i...
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Curiosity Challenge: Mucus!
Every year in the Curiosity Challenge we get questions about mucus.  Why do we get stuffy noses when we get sick?  What is that yellow stuff anyway? Some of our friends have made a great video to explain it!  MIT alum, Thomas Crouzier (now assistant profess...
Every year in the Curiosity Challenge we get questions about mucus. Why do we get stuffy noses when we get sick? What is that yellow stuff anyway? Some of our friends have made a great video to explain it! MIT alum, Thomas...
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Curiosity Challenge: “How Do Volcanoes Erupt?”
A spectacular eruption in Stromboli, Italy.
Image via Places Under the Sun . “Why Do Volcanoes Have Lava?” -- Alondra Sanchez, 6 “Why Do Volcanoes Erupt?” -- Darcy Baker, 6 “How Do Volcanoes Erupt?” -- Sara Solomon, 9 “What's In a Volcano?” -- Schnaubelt B...
A spectacular eruption in Stromboli, Italy. Image via Places Under the Sun. “Why Do Volcanoes Have Lava?” -- Alondra Sanchez, 6 “Why Do Volcanoes Erupt?” -- Darcy Baker, 6 “How Do Volcanoes Erupt?” -- Sara Solomon, 9 “Wha...
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