This Week in STEM: We Have Questions, Science Has Answers

This Week in STEM: We Have Questions, Science Has Answers

Welcome back to the school year, everyone! We are so excited to jump back into the swing of things, and we’re hoping to start launching some new (super secret) blog content. In the meantime, enjoy our favorite series: This Week in STEM! 

How a 5-ounce bird stores 10,000 maps in its head 

Because science is cool and birds can’t hold smartphones. 

Drawing by Robert Krulwich

A brief history of the science of naming things 

There are an estimated 8.7 million existing species on our planet (excluding bacteria and archaea). How do we name them all, and how many do we have left to name? (Spoiler alert: it’s a lot). 

Photographer Spends Years Capturing Poignant Portraits of Animals on the Brink of Extinction  

Extinction is a normal part of the earth’s history, but not in the numbers we are seeing now. 

Traveling to the sun: Why won’t Parker Solar Probe melt?  

And other pressing questions that we need to be answered by scientists ASAP. 





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