Science Snapshot



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Join museum staff in the Gordon Current Science & Technology Center to take a closer look at the latest science and technology headlines and research advances to appreciate their impact on our lives. From hurricanes to new advances in medical technology...we cover it all!

Upcoming Topics


Find out what we know about Alzheimer’s and why current research gives us hope for the future.


Find out what we know about diabetes and why insulin resistance is a growing problem.

Puzzle of the Bones

Recently published analyses of fossils offer surprising and sometimes contradictory clues.


Find out the latest information about autism spectrum disorders and what these new numbers really mean.

Robot Explorers of Mars

Learn about NASA's recent and upcoming missions using robots to explore Mars from orbit and on the surface.

Mysterious Mercury

Find out what planetary scientists are discovering about Mercury’s surface and interior.

Earthquakes and Tsunamis

Learn about the science and social impacts of recent major earthquakes and tsunamis.

Our Stormy Sun

Solar storms bombard Earth’s protective magnetic field and can damage technologies essential to our everyday lives. Are we ready?

Sugar – Sweet But Deadly

Separate fact from myth about the associations between sugar consumption, obesity, and Type 2 diabetes.

Volcano Update

Find out which volcanoes are erupting around the world right now, and learn about modern methods for monitoring eruptions.

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