Sheila Prakash Staffwriter

Class of 2007


  • How Things Work: Legos

    Legos. We have all played with them. For decades, these tiny blocks of plastic have inspired children and adults alike to rip open a bag and unleash their artistic creativity.

    SciTech | February 11, 2008
  • HealthLine

    Seizure drugs make patients suicidal

    Patients who take drugs for epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders are at an increased risk for suicidal behavior.

    SciTech | February 4, 2008
  • Beyond Mars: Space exploration should focus on icy moons

    Mars is exciting — so exciting that it is taking all of my willpower to write this article without slipping into a coma.

    Forty-six years ago, Mars was thought to harbor Martians.

    Martians are exciting.

    Forum | February 4, 2008
  • How Things Work: Fainting Goats

    A goat on Donna Hatcher’s farm in Center Hill, Fla., is quietly grazing, when a man approaches the fence and makes a loud noise. The startled goat turns, runs, and in a display that is at once hilarious and alarming, collapses. Ten seconds later, the seemingly unconscious goat shakes its head, lifts itself up, and resumes its business — unfazed, unhurt and, apparently, none the worse.

    SciTech | January 28, 2008
  • SciTech Briefs

    Astronaut embarks on space walk

    On Saturday morning, astronaut Scott Parazynski stood on the end of a 60-foot robotic arm to mend a solar array.

    SciTech | November 5, 2007