This Week in STEM: Pets, Riddles, and Diamonds

This Week in STEM: Pets, Riddles, and Diamonds

At Concept Schools, we get a little bit excited about all things related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We always keep an eye out for what’s going on in STEM in the news. Each week we will share what we think is awesome and worth learning about.

We can’t share all of the amazing things happening in STEM: leave a comment with your favorite STEM news from this week.

 

What makes your dog’s nose so special? 

Both dogs and humans can distinguish smells from the left and the right. But what makes man’s best friend’s nose so unique? 

 

Do you know why cats purr?

Spoiler alert: it’s not why you think they do. 

 

We bet you can’t solve this riddle 

Math finds its way into all sorts of things, including this riddle we bet you can’t solve. 

 

Have you ever washed your bands in diamonds? 

Professor Martyn Poliakoff went on an adventure in a diamond sorting facility. Watch this video to learn more about the chemistry of diamonds and how much science goes into them!