Ask a Scientist

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10/12/2015
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Abstract: 

Ask a Scientist connects you to some of the top scientists in the country, and each of them is connected to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. If you've got a question about medicine, human biology, animals, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, or evolution, then please, Ask a Scientist!

A list of questions and answers by category are listed. For example, what is the difference between stem cells generated from an 8-celled embryo and cells from an inner cell mass? (part answer: the inner cells give rise to an entire embryo). Or, how can scientists tell the difference between fresh and salt-water fossils? (One answer is to determine isotopes of oxygen). How can scientists tell whether fossil bones came from a dinosaur or some other animal? (mainly shape and size). Did fire-breathing dragons ever exist? The web page has sections also on science fair projects, homework help, personal health, and science careers.

Author: 
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Topic Areas: 
Science
Animals
Human Communities
Target Audience: 
All
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Outside Minnesota
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No
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No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
4000 Jones Bridge Road
Chevy Chase MD 20815
301.215.8500
http://www.hhmi.org/askascientist

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