Today’s Solutions: May 29, 2024

Two starfish on sea beach at sunset.

How starfish skeletons inspired ceramic engineers

Some species of starfish fortify themselves using a porous skeleton that is both lightweight and extremely sturdy. This provides the marine species with a safe protective home, while still permitting a degree of flexibility to their body and arms. Taking inspiration from mother nature Ceramic Read More...

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How a group of sixth-graders inspired a crucial study on starfish decline

When a sixth grade class in land-locked Arkansas saw footage of beaches littered with dead starfish, they decided to start a little fundraiser. They cut out paper starfish and put them up for “adoption” for a $1 donation, eventually pooling together $400 which they sent to a marine ecology Read More...