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Nutty Scientists of Houston provide fun, educational science programs for children

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Since opening in The Woodlands nearly 3 1/2 years ago, Nutty Scientists of Houston has brought fun and educational science programs and activities to children in the area.

Owner Victoria Lioznyanksy said The Woodlands location is one of the first franchise locations in the U.S., since the company first started in Europe. Lioznyanksy first began by bringing Nutty Scientists to local schools in the The Woodlands and surrounding area through after-school programs. The business then opened a physical location for birthday parties and camps in October. continue reading…

Academics:Brains beat brawn: College Station High School’s team one finished fourth in Science Bowl

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The Super Bowl may be the main event this weekend, but more than 150 high school students from across Texas traded footballs for buzzers Saturday at Texas A&M for a different type of game — the Science Bowl.

Thirty-one teams from 25 high schools — including four teams representing A&M Consolidated High School and College Station High School — participated in the regional level of the 26th annual Department of Energy Office of Science’s National Science Bowl in the Blocker Building at A&M. click here for complete story

Little Beakers – Children’s science lab offers hands-on learning

A science lab for children opened in Oak Ridge North in September and aims to offer a mix of science, learning and fun.

Cynthia Morgan, owner of Little Beakers, said the facility is a place for children to have fun doing scientific experiments while learning more about science at an early age. Morgan said so far the facility has seen a large amount of children and parents coming through its doors to conduct different experiments at the various stations available. click here for complete story

@NASA hints at ‘another Earth’ in lead-up to big announcement

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NASA has some big news in the hunt for Earth-like planets.

NASA plans to share a discovery from its Kepler Space Telescope in a news conference scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday, a press release announced.

Calling a news conference for the Kepler Telescope, a mission dedicated to finding Earth-like planets in so-called hospitable zones, is unusual. According to CTV, a tantamount goal of the Kepler mission is to find Earth-like planets suitable for supporting the existence of liquid water, a necessary ingredient for life.

NASA will host a news teleconference at noon EDT Thursday, July 23 to announce new discoveries made by its planet-hunting mission, the Kepler Space Telescope.

The first exoplanet orbiting another star like our sun was discovered in 1995. Exoplanets, especially small Earth-size worlds, belonged within the realm of science fiction just 21 years ago. Today, and thousands of discoveries later, astronomers are on the cusp of finding something people have dreamed about for thousands of years — another Earth.

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