A Community of Rambunctious Scholars Celebrating People
Who Have Made Lifesaving Discoveries And Encouraging
Students and Politicians to Read 1000 Science Stories!

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Science Savvy Award
for Reading 100 Science Stories


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After reading 100 science stories, don’t you feel you have increased your understanding of science? If so, you are becoming science savvy!

A savvy person is well informed and perceptive. Starting out in science, you first must become comfortable with the tools of the trade. Test tubes, petri dishes and Erlenmeyer flasks are used to perform tests on body fluids, grow bacteria, and mix solutions. A stethoscope can listen to sounds the body should make and a microscope can see cells and bacteria. All are good symbols of science to place on our T-shirt, but human health is more complex than some laboratory tests. We added a strand of DNA to represent the hidden truths scientists must discover in order to heal the human body.

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Science Sagacious Award
for Reading 300 Science Stories


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Congratulations!  Reading 300 short science stories is equivalent to reading a really big, thick science book. You have read enough to understand biographies of scientists so we placed on the award silhouettes of ten of the greatest scientists of all time, the ten scientists highlighted both on the site and in the book, Scientists Greater than Einstein: The Biggest Lifesavers of the Twentieth Century. Not only can you understand what scientists do, but you can also begin to make good decisions in your life, just as scientists make good decisions. Synonyms for sagacious are - farsighted, insightful, intelligent, perspicacious, and astucious. Others will begin to get the idea – you are smart and judicious. You are science sagacious!


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Science Sapient Award
for Reading 600 Science Stories


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Having read 600 science articles is quite an accomplishment. You are now comfortable with science vocabulary, even if you don’t know every word. You also have begun to see that probing for science’s truths requires imagination. To represent such creativity we placed a cartoon on the award.  This also represents a common scientist trait - fun. Scientists have playful minds that turn facts over and over until the inductive logic of their truth results in epiphany. Sapient describes someone who shows great wisdom and sound judgment. How has your life changed, now that you are at times a sapient one?!




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Science Erudite Award
for Reading 1,000 Science Stories


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Congratulations!  You have read 1,000 science articles.  You have read more science than 90% of the population - more than most politicians. What a great achievement!

Our artist has depicted pages exploding out of a book for the award. The stories you have read have taken root and will now be a basis for an explosion of ideas and knowledge coming from you! An erudite person is characterized by their great knowledge and by being scholarly. They do not jump to unfounded conclusions, but examine the evidence to prove their decisions. As an erudite person, you have learned the scientific method - how to look at data until you form an hypothesis, then testing the hypothesis with experimentation, and then refining the experiments until the truth is revealed. Applying this to your life, your decisions will prove sound and wise. We’re delighted that you are expertly erudite!

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