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Stories by Marie-Claire Shanahan

Having a great science conversation with a kid

What makes a great science book for kids? Scientific accuracy is certainly important but on its own it isn’t enough. Great books are also fun to read, but they are more than that too.

October 12, 2011 — Marie-Claire Shanahan

Arsenic-Eating Bacteria Have Changed Science Education

"Science is messy. And the bigger the claims, the more intense the criticism." This is how Brian Vastag opened his Washington Post article chronicling the publication of NASA's arsenic bacteria paper along seven critical comments and a follow-up response...

June 16, 2011 — Marie-Claire Shanahan
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