STEM Chapters

Science, technology, engineering and math are key subjects to study in today's rapidly changing, technology-based society. They are also great subjects for interesting stories.

In 1880, John Rand Capron, an amateur scientist, suggests storm conditions can form crop circles.

Will Chicago's steam-powered fire engines be enough to fight a huge conflagration in 1871?

The A's out play teams with far-richer budgets to become the American League West champions.

Since 1965, PG&E knows their plants are putting harmful chemicals into the environment, but does not admit it for 22 years.

Years after waste water from PG&E's compressor station at Hinkley, California began to contaminate the area's groundwater, the government ordered ...

After receiving the prestigious Abel Prize in Norway, Professor John Nash was killed in an accident while riding in a cab en route home from the airpo...

NASA designs four "abort methods" in case the space shuttle has a problem during its ascent, following launch..

Truman decides that instead of invading Japan, the U.S. will use its new atomic weapons to force Japan's surrender.

Villagers and health-care workers in the vicinity of Yambuku, Zaire (now the Republic of Congo) are getting extremely sick, then dying. No one knows w...

Chicago's prosperous and proud business district burns to the ground.

The submerged Titanic is located in 1985.

SOS signals and lifeboats can't help people on the Titanic. The wireless operator on the closest ship, about an hour away, has shut-off his system fo...

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