Zooming In on Science →
Life under the microscope can be strangely beautiful—from the iridescent shimmer of a purslane seed (never mind its weedy ambitions) to the lacy eggs of the pestilent stink bug.
Books or e-Readers? Joan Ganz Cooney Center asked... →
Puppet Parade Encore
One last chance to feed the giraffes! Puppet Parade held over this weekend. Saturday and Sunday, 11a to 5p. Come play at NYSCI.
Friday photo: Triplets in the Rotunda
futurescope: Paralyzed Woman Completes London Marathon in Bionic Suit After 16 Days Claire Lomas of the U.K. was paralyzed from the chest down in a horse-riding accident five years ago. Yet today, she accomplished something difficult for anyone: she finished the London Marathon. It took 16 days and one impressive bionic exoskeleton, but she did it. [read more] [via]
The XX Factor
Top 4 recommendations from the working group on Advancing Women in STEM: 1 Require “STEM” Studies. Set a common K-12 curriculum of science, technology, engineering and math. Expose girls to female role models. 2 Recruit, Retain and Advance Women. Find at least one female candidate for every technical job. Reward the C-suite for retaining and promoting women. 3 Sell Sizzle and...
Kenya, Meet New York
New Yorkers are accustomed to tourists. Approximately 50 million of them visit our city each year to soak up the culture, take in a Broadway show, and gobble down untold numbers of pizza slices. But this summer, the city will welcome a very special group of youngsters from Kenya. The school kids will visit NYSCI, participate in science lessons, and get a glimpse of life in New York City – all...
Parenting New York style: Mama's are in the house
Making parenting in your local community easier, The Mamas Network in New York whose blogs have served parents in all five boros presents the 2nd annual Mamas Expo at NYSCI this Saturday, May 5! Get the best mama’s tips in town. Bring the whole family for a day of mama’s goodies from tons of vendors, advice and activities including a Puppetmobile puppet marionette performance, cookies...