Henrietta Lacks Receives Posthumous Award

Henrietta Lacks Receives Posthumous Award

By Sloan Becker, age 10 Statue of Henrietta Lacks at Royal Fort House, Bristol. Photo by WikiMedia Commons Henrietta Lacks received a posthumous award from the World Health Organization (WHO) in October 2021 finally acknowledging her legacy and large contribution to...
The Beneficial BioBus

The Beneficial BioBus

By Becca Jene Uss, age 10 BioBus is a moving science lab that is open for schools to expand their learning program of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and educate kids that have limited access to a high-quality science education.  Typically, the...
Mars-worms

Mars-worms

By Miles Mathieu, Age 8, and IndyKids Staff   Scientists at the Wageningen University and Research Center in the Netherlands were surprised to discover that earthworms have the potential to thrive in Martian soil. For the study, the researchers purchased...

Recycling for a Bot-ter World

By AUDREN HEDGES DUROY, age 10 Team Mindstorm Wizards build a robot out of sensors, motors and legos that helped reduce their school’s paper waste. From left to right: Nathan Miller, Coach Thomas Miller, Kate Miller, Thomas Weis, Becky Miller, Marie Weis and...

Mealworms Can Digest Styrofoam!

By NYLU BERNSHTAYN, age 10 PHOTO: AJ Cann/Flickr Current research by scientists at Stanford University suggests that mealworms (the larval form of the darkling beetle) can survive on a diet of styrofoam and other forms of polystyrene plastics. Less than 10 percent of...