Students will explore the fact that although America's student population is more racially diverse, American schools are becoming more racially segregated.
This video story highlights microbiologist Aindrila Mukhopadhyay of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, whose work involves investigating the most effective ways to use microbes to convert plants into biofuels. Accompanying the video are pre-viewing questions, focus questions for viewing, post-viewing questions, an extension activity for students, and links to related resources.
This article, with embedded video, is a profile of biochemical engineer and textile scientist Yiqi Yang of the University of Nebraska. Yang develops sustainable bio-based textile fibers. The article focuses on his current work in developing textiles from corn husks.
This article discusses how the brain controls motivation.
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This article, with embedded video, examines current research on a protein called KLH, or keyhole limpet hemocyanin. KLH is obtained from a snail, the giant keyhole limpet, and is being tested in more than 20 different types of cancer vaccines and on autoimmune diseases like Alzheimer's because of its ability to trigger a powerful immune response.