From Ballerina To Brain Scientist

  By Jennifer Whitesell Editor’s Note: Jennifer Whitesell is a scientist at the Allen Institute for Brain Science and serves as a Science Communication Fellow at Pacific Science Center. I didn’t always know I wanted to be a scientist. Growing up, I trained...

New Exhibit on Memory on Display

PacSci Perspectives Memory: Fragrant Flashbacks Opens September 16 SEATTLE, WA (September 7, 2017) – The final installment of Pacific Science Center’s four-part exhibit series on the science of memory opens September 16. Memory: Fragrant Flashbacks explores how...

Sleep For Health And Life

PacSci Perspectives   Have you ever wondered why we sleep? Sleep is as important for life as food and water. Humans and other animals sleep every day, yet the function of sleep is one of the biggest mysteries in biology. When I was little, I was fascinated by...

Surgery Without Stitches: Interventional Radiology (IR)

PacSci Perspectives   Fifty years ago, radiologists learned to diagnose many medical conditions by injecting dye into a patient’s bloodstream and using X-rays to pinpoint the problem. Then pioneering radiologist Charles Dotter asked, “If we can find it,...

What Does A Scientist Look Like?

PacSci Perspectives   My name is Kaitlyn. I like the theater and the zoo. I have a drawer full of tea in my kitchen, and I play tennis. And, oh yeah, I’m a scientist. If I’d asked you to guess what my profession was, would you have guessed what I do? (No...
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