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The Perception and Measure of Time

How do we perceive time? What means have we devised to measure it?  More...
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Genetic Impact of the Black Death

Researchers studying the Black Death of the 14th century have found evidence that the plague caused Medieval Europeans to evolve.  More...
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Buzzing about Bees

Honey bees have been in the headlines recently with stories about colony collapse and crop failures due to lack of pollination. The mystery of their decline has even seeped into popular culture, receiving several mentions on the BBC show Doctor Who. What causes this alarming collapse, and is it too late to save the humble bee?    More...
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Cosmos Reborn

Fox and National Geographic recently launched a sequel series to Carl Sagan's classic "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," a beloved mini-series that took viewers on a fantastic journey through space and time, back to the very beginning of the universe.  More...
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DARPA Robotics Challenge

 A military-funded competition encourages the creation of advanced robots for use in dangerous scenarios.  More...
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Pondering the Importance of Light

One need not look far for a reminder of how useful light is in everyday life. Headlights, streetlights and traffic lights make our daily travels safer, the lights at home and work allow us to be functional well after dark. There is so much more to light than meets the eye.   More...
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What is the Origin of that Doggie in the Window?

 Recent research sheds light on the origin of the domestic dog.  More...
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Exploring the Atmosphere of Mars

Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 marks the launch of NASA's MAVEN mission to Mars.  MAVEN will orbit Mars, exploring its upper atmosphere and ionosphere in an attempt to understand how solar exposure may have affected the habitability of the planet.  More...
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The Revolutionary History of DNA

2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the discovery of deoxyribonucleic acid by Dr. James D Watson and Professor Francis Crick. The mysterious substance known affectionately as DNA plays a key role in everything from archaeology to zoology to genealogy.   More...
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Endangered Species

Does your heart melt every time you think about the possibility of pandas, gorillas, or dolphins becoming extinct?  More...
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Pi Day Is Almost Here!

Math teachers everywhere are rejoicing because their favorite math holiday is almost here!  More...
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The End of the World as We Know It?

Doomsday predictions making you nervous? Worried about the Maya calendar, planetary alignments or the mysterious Nibiru? Get the facts about 12/21/12 from those in the know.  More...
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Seasonal Influenza

October marks the beginning of flu season. Get answers to your questions and find out where to get vaccinated.  More...
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Summer Science Activities

Summer is here, and the kids are getting restless. What can you do to fill the time?  Try taking your kids on a science-related "field trip."  More...
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Hunting Morels

April marks the height of morel season in Southwest Missouri. Join the avid hunters taking to woods and fields in search of this elusive mushroom.   More...
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Springing Forward

On March 11, we’ll set the clocks ahead by one hour as we observe the beginning of Daylight Saving Time. Though the idea to move an hour of daylight from morning to evening seems obvious, its history is fraught with starts, stops and numerous revisions.  More...
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Math Homework Resources

It’s 9:00 p.m., and your child just remembers the math homework due tomorrow morning. He is confused about what to do, and it looks like Greek to you. Where do you turn?  More...
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Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Christmas Lights

Are you interested in keeping your electric bill lower this Christmas season? Or how you can be more environmentally friendly this holiday? Then you’re reading the right article.  More...
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Beyond the Groundhog

Winter is on its way and many of us would like some indication of how long, how hard or how eventful the season will be. Unfortunately, long-term weather forecasting is not only frequently inaccurate, but often considered impossible. What can we do?  More...
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Deer Hunting

Are you craving deer meat? Well, you’re in luck because deer hunting season for firearms opens November 12th.

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Hazardous Household Chemicals

Is your house safe? It may not be as safe as you think. Gallons of harmful chemicals may be lurking in your home, within easy reach of children and pets.  More...
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Remembering Steve Jobs, A Digital Pioneer

Apple's visionary leader Steve Jobs died at the age of 56 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Jobs leaves behind a legacy of brilliant innovation.  More...
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The Next Step for NASA:

Although the return of Atlantis marked the end of the United States’ space shuttle program, NASA has no shortage of ambitious missions already underway.  More...
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Periodic Updates

This June marked the arrival of two newcomers to the periodic table of elements. If you haven’t given the table a second thought since chemistry class you may be surprised to find out what it takes to make the cut.  More...
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The Link Between Cell Phones and Cancer

The World Health Organization recently concluded that wireless phone use may carry an increased risk for brain cancer. How serious is this threat and what does it mean for five-billion cell phone users worldwide?  More...
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Gender Representations in Children’s Picture Books: A Scientific Study

A recent study found that males are twice as likely as females to be mentioned in the title of books.   More...
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A Plague of Locusts?

Not quite, but this spring will be one of the loudest in years as millions of singing insects blanket much of Missouri. Find out what the emergence of a brood of thirteen-year cicadas means for 2011.  More...
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Nuclear Power in a Nutshell

With the accidents at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear reactors caused by the earthquake and tsunami that hit on March 11, 2011, the debate about nuclear energy has reentered the public arena.  More...
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Gaylord Nelson and the First Earth Day

April 22nd is Earth Day. Learn the story of the man behind the movement.  More...
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Physics for Future Presidents

Take hundreds of college level science and technology classes for free through universities like MIT, Berkeley, and Yale.  More...
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Wildlife Watching

Spring is just around the corner and we’re not the only ones stirring after a long, cold winter. . . .  More...
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Featured Science Author: Mary Roach

Popular science author Mary Roach has a new book out entitled Packing for Mars : the curious science of life in the void.  More...
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Winter Weather

Prepare for winter weather by familiarizing yourself with common terms and alerts.  More...
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Mobile Health

Smartphones and related technology help bring more, better, and faster medical care to vulnerable populations around the world.
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Autumn Leaves

The leaves are beautiful this fall. Have you ever wondered why the leaves change colors this time of the year?  More...
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