1. Materials Science

    A bit of electricity can glue hard metals to soft materials

    Using this method to stick and unstick metals from soft materials could one day create new types of batteries.

  2. Plants

    Let’s learn about photosynthesis

    Thank photosynthesis for the existence of all complex life on Earth — including us.

  3. Animals

    See how hummingbirds sneak through small spaces

    Anna’s hummingbirds can use a couple of different techniques to get through gaps smaller than their wingspan.

  4. Animals

    Scientists Say: Compound Eye

    Compound eyes made up of many smaller visual structures may not produce crisp images, but they offer a great field of view.

  5. Genetics

    A protein in sweat may protect people from Lyme disease

    That protein stopped the disease-causing bacterium from growing in lab dishes or infecting mice.

  6. Tech

    Bioelectronics research wins top award at 2024 Regeneron ISEF

    Three grand-award winners each took home at least $50,000. Hundreds more teens shared more than $9 million in prizes at the international competition.

  7. Space

    Comets may be the source of sandy dunes on Saturn’s largest moon

    In an early reshuffling of the solar system, comet collisions and other space rocks could have sent dusty bits falling to Titan’s surface.

  8. Animals

    Surprise! These animals can help fight climate change

    Some animals help fight climate change by boosting the amount of carbon dioxide that plants, algae and bacteria absorb from the atmosphere.

  9. Brain

    Herbal medicine could help recovery after concussion

    A finalist at Regeneron ISEF found that a plant native to China could supplement a common pain reliever that comes with unwanted side effects.

  10. Physics

    The movie Frozen inspired the icy, 3-D printing of blood vessels

    Ice guides a 3-D printing method to make realistic, artificial blood vessels. One day, such vessels could be used in lab-grown organs.

  11. Chemistry

    Here’s why teens’ body odor can be especially strong

    The body odors of teens and younger kids share dozens of chemicals in common. But teens have some that infants and toddlers appear to lack.

  12. Math

    Scientists Say: Correlation and Causation

    There is a correlation between countries where people eat more chocolate and those that produce more Nobel Prize winners. But beware assuming that one variable causes the other.