Current Science

Current Science

The Saint Louis Science Center strives to connect you with the most current and credible scientific information available. Below are areas of newsworthy scientific frontiers that we are following closely.

Russian cows get VR headsets ‘to reduce anxiety’


The herd donned VR systems adapted for the “structural features of cow heads” and were shown a “unique summer field simulation program”.

Moscow’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food cited research which they say has shown a link between a cow’s emotional experience and its milk yield.

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Vaccine Resources

To help the St. Louis community understand the importance of vaccination and dispel misinformation of all vaccines, including the COVID-19 vaccine, the City of St. Louis Department of Health (DOH) and the Saint Louis Science Center have partnered to provide informational resources on a variety of vaccine-related topics.

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Image: NASA.

Mars Perseverance

The Mars 2020 mission is delivering the Perseverance rover to the Red Planet as part of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program. The program’s ongoing series of missions is helping us answer key questions about the potential for life on Mars. While previous missions have helped us look for signs of habitable conditions in ancient times, Perseverance will take it one step further by searching for signs of past microbial life itself.

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Science @ Home

The Saint Louis Science Center is continuing to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning by using online content to engage our guests and members of all ages to keep learning and growing. Look for DIY science experiments that can be done at home, Amazing Science Demonstrations from our Energy Stage team, connections to local scientists, astronomy updates from our McDonnell Planetarium team, live chats and more.

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