Joshua Crossen

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Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

How does a sunset work? We love to look at one, but Jolanda Blackwell wanted her eighth-graders to really think about it, to wonder and question.<p>So Blackwell, who teaches science at Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior High in Davis, Calif., had her students watch a video of a sunset on YouTube as part of …

This Week in Chemistry – Plastic-Eating Worms, & Inhibiting a Cancer Enzyme

Here’s this week’s summary of the research making the news in chemistry, including worms that could break down polyethene, a new method for …

Developing Isotope-Based Metabolomics to Identify New Pathways in Cancer