Stories tagged education


Blue sky.: Image courtesy robpatrick.

One of the random questions we often get at the Science Buzz is “why is the sky blue?”. A recent article published by the Columbia News Service addresses this question, along with nine others, in an article called How High is Your Science IQ? The article is a list of ten science facts every high school graduate should know. To get to the 10 facts the Columbia News Service asked Nobel Prize winners, institute heads, and teachers, “What is one science question every high school graduate should be able to answer?” The questions are good ones – how many can you get right? Check out the article and test yourself!

Oh, and if you want even more information on why the sky is blue, here is a good Wikipedia article on the subject.


Shannon Babb: Shannon Babb, winner of the 2006 Intel Science Talent Search.

Shannon Babb, 18, of Highland, Utah, has won the top prize in the 2006 Intel Science Talent Search. This annual competition awards scholarships to American high school students who complete outstanding scinece projects. Babb's project studied the effects of human and animal behavior in a river drainage system, and made recommendations for reducing pollution and runoff. She has been awarded a $100,000 scholarship.

A total of 30 students won scholarship prizes,totalling over half a million dollars. A list of the other winning projects is here.