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3 Science Experiments To Try Outdoors With Kids This Summer

The weather is warmer and that means kids are gearing up to get outside and release some pent-up winter energy. These three outdoor science experiments offer curious young scientists a messy, fun learning experience.

06/11/2015

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill, where underground fire has been smoldering since December 2010 (Photo: KMOX)

Former DNR Official Issues Open Letter About Handling of Burning Bridgeton Landfill

Dan Norris, director of air sampling efforts around the Bridgeton landfill from 2012 through 2014, has issued an open letter claiming politics – not science – is dominating the state’s handling of the landfill crisis.

01/14/2015

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For The Love Of Science

The school year has begun, and Debra Palmer’s fifth-grade class is learning the usual subjects. There’s some math, some English – and of course, the kids will also design their own underwater robots.

09/22/2014

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At The Frontiers Of Science

Working with the smallest building blocks of the universe, Raytheon’s scientists are creating new substances and computing technology straight from the pages of science fiction.

09/15/2014

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STEM Education & Why President Obama Has Made It An Educational Priority

Innovation drives the U.S. economy, and employees with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills have become a hot commodity in post-recession America.

08/27/2014

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Washington U. to Sponsor All-Girls Charter School

A new charter school for girls in St. Louis will focus on math, engineering and technology while trying to close the gender gap in the male-dominated hard sciences.

01/16/2014

Federal officials are proposing lifting restrictions on the use of some genetically modified seeds. (Getty Images)

Government Might Deregulate Corn, Soybean Seeds

Federal officials are proposing lifting restrictions on the use of some genetically modified seeds.

01/04/2014

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Two Herbs Found to Improve Learning, Memory in SLU Research

Dr. Susan Farr found mice, when given enhanced extracts made from spearmint and rosemary, were able to improve their memory and learning.

11/18/2013

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UMSL Professor: Social Media + Politics = Potential Disaster

“For Heaven’s sake, don’t put stuff on social media that you don’t want to live forever.”

07/30/2013

File photo of a fruit bat. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Study: Male Bats Perform Oral Sex On Female Bats To Promote Sperm Mobility

In one part of the world, bat populations are thriving due to the fact that they perform oral sex on one another – a behavior widely thought to be almost exclusively human in nature.

04/03/2013

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