The Scent of an Extinct Flower

The revived scent of a long-extinct flower is a hint of what's to come thanks to the field of synthetic biology.

Step into the Open House Movement

Open House and Doors Open are exciting annual events in some of our country’s largest cities. They offer insight into what it means to be an architect and everything the field entails.

Talking Trash (in Space)

It moves faster than a speeding bullet. Is it a bird? A plane? No, it’s space junk! In less than 75 years, humanity has managed to leave an estimated 100,000 pieces of useless debris behind in space. How can we clean it up?

Young Scientist Problems

Scientific research is challenging enough. Imagine if you had to ask your parents for permission any time you needed to head to your research lab! Read about #YoungScientistProblems.

Meet the 3M Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Shafer

Meet Dr. Kathleen Shafer, the 3M mentor who helped Gitanjali Rao earn the title of 2017's Discovery Education 3M Top Young Scientist. Read on to learn about Dr. Shafer's background, early influencers, and her work with young people.

Fall Color

Autumn typically brings a riot of color to the forests of New England. But there and in many other areas of the country, why did the colors arrive late this year?

Over the Moon

International Observe the Moon Night is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration.

Makerspaces Boost Science Learning

Makerspaces and maker labs are popping up at schools around the country. These labs provide opportunities for hands-on, creative problem-solving and novel ways to boost science learning.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off September 15, 2017. The month-long celebration, which coincides with the independence day of several Latin American countries. Here are some tips for celebrating in your classroom!

Rain, Rain Go Away

According to the National Climate Assessment heavy rains are becoming more common. Even worse, extreme precipitation events now occur more frequently and at heavier levels than they did in the past. Young scientists can help turn the tide.