science http://kbia.org en ‘Frankenfish’ clears regulatory hurdle in Canada http://kbia.org/post/frankenfish-clears-regulatory-hurdle-canada <p style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">A controversial genetically engineered salmon, known to its detractors as the “Frankenfish,” has moved a step closer to being sold on the U.S. market.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 45065 at http://kbia.org ‘Frankenfish’ clears regulatory hurdle in Canada MU researchers receive funding for science teaching program http://kbia.org/post/mu-researchers-receive-funding-science-teaching-program <p>According to an article in the journal Science, 60 percent of teachers are “cautious” when teaching science. But the National Science Foundation has recently approved a grant that will help Missouri teachers build confidence on teaching the subject.</p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:17:49 +0000 Janet Saidi 39485 at http://kbia.org MU researchers receive funding for science teaching program Scientists check Corn Belt waters for effects of ag runoff http://kbia.org/post/scientists-check-corn-belt-waters-effects-ag-runoff <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Eleven miles northeast of Centralia, Mo., five U.S. Geological Survey scientists don waders and bright reflective life jackets to wade into </span>Goodwater<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Creek. Plenty of fish live in the stream’s murky slow-moving waters, along with snakes, crayfish, mussels and snapping turtles. On this overcast morning, the team collects water samples and checks submerged cages of </span>fathead<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> minnows for eggs.</span></p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 20:13:44 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 35608 at http://kbia.org Scientists check Corn Belt waters for effects of ag runoff What sequestration cuts mean for Missouri scientists http://kbia.org/post/what-sequestration-cuts-mean-missouri-scientists <span style="line-height: 1.5;">It has been just over three months since the federal spending cuts known as sequestration first took effect.</span><p>A handful of programs were spared — but not scientific research, which amounts to about $140 billion in annual government spending.<p>As St. Louis Public Radio’s Véronique LaCapra found out, at universities here in St. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 13:35:49 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 35588 at http://kbia.org What sequestration cuts mean for Missouri scientists Exploring our global food system at the Natural History Museum http://kbia.org/post/exploring-our-global-food-system-natural-history-museum <p>Can a watermelon be grown in the shape of a square? What do Olympic athletes like Michael Phelps eat for breakfast? Which island nation produces the most lamb in the world? Consumers interested in pulling back the curtain on our food system will get these and many other questions answered at “<a href="http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/our-global-kitchen-food-nature-culture"><strong>Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture</strong></a>.” The exhibition, on view now at the American Museum of Natural History, explores how our food is produced, distributed and eaten. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 29715 at http://kbia.org Exploring our global food system at the Natural History Museum Rethinking ants: New Rolla research creates model to predict colony growth and survival http://kbia.org/post/rethinking-ants-new-rolla-research-creates-model-predict-colony-growth-and-survival <p>New research out of Rolla finds that larger ant colonies have an edge over smaller ones.</p><p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 15:14:24 +0000 Associated Press 26703 at http://kbia.org Rethinking ants: New Rolla research creates model to predict colony growth and survival Telling stories about science http://kbia.org/post/telling-stories-about-science <p>The University of Missouri has awarded $25,000 to a group of scientists, journalists and other communicators on campus who want to make their research more accessible to the wider public. To do this, some graduate student researchers are looking to the art of storytelling to help describe their work.<br> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 13:59:15 +0000 Rehman Tungekar & Lee Jian Chung 25558 at http://kbia.org Telling stories about science Why is farmland so expensive? http://kbia.org/post/why-farmland-so-expensive <p></p><p>On Friday, I left the rolling hills of Columbia, Mo., and headed northwest, to the flat farmland of Saline County. The purpose of the drive was to get a look at the priciest cropland in Missouri for a story I'm doing on how investors with no connection to farmland are increasingly interested in buying acreage in the Midwest. I had heard from farmers and real estate brokers that cropland values were at all-time highs in the Corn Belt, and incredibly many of the tracts of land are being paid for in cash.</p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 15:09:28 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 23725 at http://kbia.org Why is farmland so expensive? MU welcomes new clinical research center http://kbia.org/post/mu-welcomes-new-clinical-research-center <p>The hallway on the fifth floor merging together MU School of Medicine and University Hospital is not your average hallway. It’s the new clinical research center, a five million dollar multi-stage renovation project, giving scientists, doctors and patients a place to discover new treatment.&nbsp; Thu, 27 Sep 2012 21:56:45 +0000 Nicole Niedenberg 21914 at http://kbia.org MU welcomes new clinical research center Improving science and math education http://kbia.org/post/improving-science-and-math-education <p><strong>Watch the show and join the conversation on the<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/">&nbsp;Intersection website.</a></strong></p><p><a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/"> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 22:05:28 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 16089 at http://kbia.org Improving science and math education