Axolotls

by Alexa (age 9, @KNEstemGirls) What do you know about the crazy creatures, the Mexican axolotls? Even as adults, these creatures keep their tadpole-like fin and external gills on top of their head, known as neoteny. Mexican axolotls can even regenerate…

Why explore space?

by Erika (age 12, @KNEstemGirls) Space can be deadly and it costs billions of dollars for equipment and technology - $18 billion for NASA's budget in 2015 alone! So why do we do it? Curiosity? The need to learn? Fascination? I…

In praise of leeches?

by Alexa (age 9, @KNEstemGirls) Have you seen a leech before? They're super cool! Leeches are worm-like animals. Their nearest relatives are earthworms. Most people think that leeches are like monsters because they suck blood, but they are very useful to humans.…