Science stories

Bundle up your hypotheses

Topics:
  • Testing scientific ideas
Disciplines:
  • astronomy

Format: single page

swirling, colorful picture of deep space

Luminous

Topics:
  • Science as a human endeavor
  • Testing scientific ideas
  • The iterative process of science
  • The social side of science
Disciplines:
  • astronomy

Format: video

Science and technology on fast forward

Topics:
  • Benefits of science
  • The iterative process of science
Disciplines:
  • biology
  • physics

Format: single page

Astrology: Is it scientific?

Topics:
  • What is and is not science
Disciplines:
  • pseudoscience

Format: single page

white woman with gray hair

Endosymbiosis: Cells within cells

Topics:
  • Testing scientific ideas
  • The social side of science
Disciplines:
  • biology

Format: multipage

Fair tests in the field of medicine: Aiding Alzheimer patients

Topics:
  • Testing scientific ideas
Disciplines:
  • biology

Format: single page

Ozone depletion: Uncovering the hidden hazard of hairspray

Topics:
  • Benefits of science
  • Testing scientific ideas
  • The iterative process of science
Disciplines:
  • chemistry
  • Earth science

Format: multipage

sketches of trilobite fossils

Piecing together fossil puzzles in a mysterious museum cabinet

Topics:
  • Testing scientific ideas
Disciplines:
  • biology
  • Earth science

Format: single page

White woman in lab coat holding fossil in gloved hand

Ancient bones, modern problems: One scientist’s trash is another scientist’s data

Topics:
  • Testing scientific ideas
  • The iterative process of science
Disciplines:
  • biology

Format: multipage

Asian woman wearing hat and bright yellow vest holds a handful of rocks to the camera

Finding community among fossils

Topics:
  • The social side of science
Disciplines:
  • biology

Format: single page

Fair tests in physics: Examining eclipses

Topics:
  • Testing scientific ideas
Disciplines:
  • astronomy
  • physics

Format: single page

Woman with dark hair looking through a microscope

The structure of DNA: Cooperation and competition

Topics:
  • Testing scientific ideas
  • The social side of science
Disciplines:
  • biology

Format: multipage

The science checklist applied: Solving DNA’s double helix

Topics:
  • What is and is not science
Disciplines:
  • biology
  • chemistry

Format: single page

Photo of researcher Emilia Huerta-Sánchez

High altitude adaptations: The work of Emilia Huerta-Sánchez

Topics:
  • Science as a human endeavor
  • Testing scientific ideas
Disciplines:
  • biology

Format: multipage

planetoid crashing into ancient earth

Asteroids and dinosaurs: Unexpected twists and an unfinished story

Topics:
  • Testing scientific ideas
  • The iterative process of science
Disciplines:
  • astronomy
  • biology
  • Earth science

Format: multipage

A collage that include sample cores with a map of Baja California highlighting the Guaymas Basin

Questions built on sand

Topics:
  • The iterative process of science
Disciplines:
  • Earth science

Format: single page

Fossil insects take to social media

Topics:
  • The social side of science
Disciplines:
  • biology

Format: single page

Two women outside, one wearing a neon vest

Scientists, collaborators, and friends dig into the fossil record

Topics:
  • Science as a human endeavor
  • The social side of science
Disciplines:
  • biology
  • Earth science

Format: single page

As parsimonious as the evidence allows: Different ways of seeing color

Topics:
  • Testing scientific ideas
Disciplines:
  • biology

Format: single page

What is it about Los Angeles?

Topics:
  • The iterative process of science
Disciplines:
  • biology
  • Earth science

Format: single page

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