This month’s exciting STEM news – March, 2014

Many of our featured subjects collided in the headlines last month. Here is a recap of some of our favorite STEM stories that surfaced in March.

The Animal Kingdom IconAnimal Kingdom/Under the Sea

The Animal Kingdom and Under the Sea subjects are equally represented in this month’s first story. National Geographic recently reported the longest dive lengths and deepest dive depths of any mammal ever seen. A long-term study of Cuvier’s beaked whales recently revealed that these underwater mammals travel to unprecedented depths of almost 10,000 feet. This new information is particularly important in the continuing study of the effects of sonar activity on sealife. Read article.

Extreme Weather IconExtreme Weather

A report highlighting the impact that climate change is already having across the globe was released by the U.N. last month. From agriculture to human health, this report shows that all areas of the globe are being equally affected. Read article.

Medical Innovations IconMedical Innovations/Space

This month brought another mash-up headline from the fields of Medical Innovations and Space. While it’s no secret that space travel has certain repercussions for the human body, a new study actually revealed that the shape of human heart changes while in space. The heart, which is normally, well, heart-shaped, becomes more spherical by a factor of 9.4% when exposed to low or no gravity environments. Read article.

Robotics IconRobotics

Google has taken an interest in robots. A large interest. The fact that this tech giant has been buying up robotics companies has left some people asking, “Why robots?” That question is explored in this month’s robotics article. Read article.

Video Games IconVideo Games

MIT psychologists have uncovered that when trying to make physical sense of our world, our brains act much like…video games.  Read article.

Wind Energy IconWind Energy

There’s no doubt that the use of wind energy has been on the rise in America. To show the progress that we’ve made as a country, the federal government produced these interactive maps. They’re pretty cool and definitely worth checking out. Read article.

So there, various STEM subject lovers. We’ve got you covered!

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