SciTech Now | April 13, 2016

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Extracting oil from avocados and mixing up a batch of body butter is not a typical Saturday for most teenagers, but the kids in the St. Louis Science Center’s YES program are not your typical teenagers. 

Self-proclaimed science evangelist Ainissa Ramirez brings out a plate of oranges to explain why snowflakes have six sides.

The jerboa is a rodent that looks like a tiny T-Rex, and scientists are studying its massive hind legs to better understand the growth of human bones. 

Advanced neurotechnology enables a paraplegic to press a button and stand on her own two feet. 


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