Parasites Can Mind-Control Animals

Parasites Can Mind-Control Animals Without Infecting Them  A tapeworm is essentially a very long, parasitic towel with a grappling hook for a head. It attaches itself to the internal organs of its host with its fiendish head spines, and it absorbs nutrients through its tagliatelle-shaped body. Once fastened, it does very little. It has no mouth or gut, no circulatory or respiratory systems. Its sparse nerves culminate in a cluster…

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WorldO!Water

World O! Water is an annual event hosted by the City of Omaha at Lake Wehrspann, a large man-made lake in a dam retained waterway constructed by the Papilion Missouri NRD. This dam site has evolved into its characteristic biome over the years. AcademyScience.us researches, participates and demonstrates a water themed project every year at this event. This year youth in the science program researched the need for fresh, clean…

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STEM Festival Grande

STEM Festival Grande NESCIFEST preparation AcademyScience is pumped to run through its preparations for presenting STEM Science Technology Engineering Math at its NESciFest Nebraska Science Festival activities and events. Part of this year’s presentation plans are grounded in finding adequate space indoors to accommodate AcademyScience’s grand plans!         #NESciFest #EarthDay #Autonomous #CEENBoT #LEGO #EV3 #MindStorm #FLL #Robot #Computer #Programming #GamePad #FourForces #Flight #Model #Airplane #Rocket #Design #Build #Launch #Safe #Drinking #Water #Resource  #Chlorinator #STEM #Free #Lunch #AcademyScience #Spirit #SpiritofPeace …

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Corn, Entomology, Monsanto, and Me

Corn, Entomology, Monsanto, and Me AcademyScience visits the Agricultural Sciences at the UNL University of Nebraska at Lincoln East Campus to learn more about Monsanto and its plans and offerings in the agricultural chemical arena along with its GMO Genetically Modified plants designed to survive its agricultural chemical applications. AcademyScience is also interested in the UNL Entomology Department and its views on what the Monsanto and Bayer based agricultural chemical…

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Asteroid Day

Asteroid Day, officially started in 2015, is an educational effort designed to bring scientists, artists and concerned citizens together to raise awareness of the hazards of asteroid impacts and build support for effective solutions. Asteroid Day coincides with the anniversary of the most powerful measured asteroid impact with Earth in history, detailed a little farther down in this article. Estimates vary, but such collisions may happen roughly once every several…

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NESciFest Valley

Nebraska Science Festival Valley BIG THANK YOU to all who volunteered, supported and participated in NESCIFEST Valley held at the Valley Library location this last Saturday! We presented our science projects in airplanes, chlorinator chemistry, disaster preparedness, four forces of flight, robots, rockets to name a few! We enjoyed sharing our GYSD Global Youth Service Day with you! We enjoyed demonstrating science to and visiting with dozens of people and…

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Build a Lego Microscope

Academy Science has designed and built many Lego projects over the years. This one looks like it hits the science sweet spot. https://ideas.lego.com/projects/44370 Perhaps we can use the Lego microscope to further study our Daphnia project. http://academy.qualityone.us/2013/05/06/academy-science-participates-in-college-biology-lab-experiment/

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Douglas Sarpy Extension Nebraska 4-H Open House

Nebraska 4-H

Today we enjoyed an adventure to the county extension office to meet many of our extension service representatives. We are fortunate to have so many friendly, well-qualified people in our county extension service. Citizenship Euwanda Jennings Ms Jennings is energetic. She is the go-to person for Nebraska 4-H citizenship programs. Entomology Beneficial and Harmful Insects Jonathan Larson Mr Larson is full of insect knowledge. Nutrition Cindy Brison Ms Brison does…

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Academy Science Participates in SASM Science Fair

Strategic Air and Space Museum sasmuseum.com promotes Science, Technology, Engineering and Math STEM education activity. This science fair supports third through eighth grade science presenters and their projects. Over the years this is generally a supportive venue for a young scientist to practice presentation skills. As in all forums where subjectivity enters into judgement, do not take science fair results to heart; the most important experience for the young presenter…

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