Diversity in STEM

    Your genome, the set of instructions that makes you who you are, is 99.9% identical to mine, and 99.9% identical to every other human on the planet. Whenever I am feeling untalented, I like to remind myself that David Bowie and I are 99.9% identical. Within that 0.1% genetic difference, we find all of the …

6 Asian and Pacific Islanders Who Made Groundbreaking Contributions to STEM

We are continuing to highlight STEM professionals doing amazing work in their field all month long as a part of our continued celebration of Asian and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month. From redefining the internet to shaping the field of meteorology and everything in between, Asian and Pacific Islanders have contributed to many groundbreaking STEM research. …

5 Ways to Make Mother’s Day Special

Mother’s Day is just a few days away, are you still looking for the perfect gift to show mom just how special she is? Don’t worry we have done the work to collect some gift ideas mom will love this weekend. Plus, you can learn about some really cool science along the way. Let’s get …

A Celebration of National DNA Day

This Sunday (April 25th) is a holiday near and dear to my heart. While we may not consume vast quantities of pumpkin pie to commemorate this event, it is a celebration of exactly what makes a pumpkin a pumpkin and gives it that distinctive coloring. It also honors what makes us all so wonderfully and …

Down to a Science Podcast: How Smart is a Cuttlefish?

Connecticut Science Center Podcast : How Smart is a Cuttlefish? Special Down To A Science feature. Nick, Kaila and Andrew are excited to talk about a recent study about Cuttlefish. Cuttlefish are very interesting creatures in the same family as octopus, squid and other sepiidas. A recent study with cuttlefish show that they can develop an advanced decision …

Down to a Science Podcast: World’s Oldest DNA

Connecticut Science Center Podcast : SpaceX Launches Astronauts to the Space Station! Special Down To A Science feature. We were so excited about the recent discovery of the oldest DNA ever that we just had to put together this Down To A Science Podcast special. Hear from Educators Andrew Fotta, Nick Villagra and Melissa Garafola as they discuss …

Straight Talk: The Persistence of Race in Scientific Research

Thank you to our panelist and the over 100 participants who joined us for Straight Talk: The Persistence of Race in Scientific Research. We are so excited we could have this open conversation with experts in the field about the role of race in scientific research. If you did not have the chance to tune …

Healthy Tips for the Big Game

No matter who you are rooting for in the big game this weekend, we can all agree on one thing- sports games make it hard to stick to our healthy habits. First off, you sit for very extended periods of time, and secondly, game day snacks do not have the best reputation for being healthy. …