Under the Microscope

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This week in science, health, and technology in mid-Missouri.

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Agriculture
12:00 am
Thu November 11, 2010

Under the Microscope: November 11, 2010

Members of the Missouri chapter of the Walnut Council took a hayride during their fall meeting on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 in Polo, Missouri. They viewed a number of different tree management techniques and learned about ideal conditions in which to grow.
Lauren Hasler

Thousand Cankers Disease could create a $850 million problem for the state of Missouri. MU’s John Faaborg uses tail feathers to track migrating birds on “Call of the Wild.”

Hosted By Rebecca Wolfson (Columbia, MO)

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Under the Microscope
12:00 am
Thu November 4, 2010

Under the Microscope: November 4, 2010

Marionville Deputy Clerk Kathy Urschel holds up her white squirrel, Rocky.
Rebecca Wolfson KBIA

White Squirrels thrive in Marionville, Missouri, in spite of their genetic deficiencies on “Call of the Wild.”  New research at MU’s PRIME Lab reveals findings about stereotypes.

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Science, Health and Technology
12:00 am
Thu October 21, 2010

Under The Microscope: October 21, 2010

Up to one million swallows land in this cornfield in Linn County, Missouri during their southern migration each year.
Rebecca Wolfson

Edamame, ed-a-mommy, eda who? Listen to a feature from Harvest Public Media on edamame production in the Midwest. Also, a first-person narrative about a failed attempt to see Missouri’s greatest birding spectacle.

Hosted By Rebecca Wolfson (Columbia, MO)

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Science, Health and Technology
12:00 am
Thu September 23, 2010

Under the Microscope: September 23, 2010

 

“Call of the Wild” kicks off the first part of a bear series. Follow KBIA’s Margaret Berglund as she traps bears, explains the Science behind new bear research and explores the controversy surrounding bear-hunting. Lead author of MU’s Bisphenol A study talks about the health implications of this toxic chemical found in plastics.

Hosted by Rebecca Wolfson

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Science, Health and Technology
12:00 am
Thu September 16, 2010

Under the Microscope: September 16, 2010

Conference Organizer Nadia Navarrette-Tindal shows attendees of Columbia’s Native Pollinator Conference the wildlife at Bradford Research and Extension Center.

This week’s “Call of the Wild” features the bee, and a movement to revive native pollinator populations. A new hunger atlas tracks food insecurity in Missouri.

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Science, Health and Technology
12:00 am
Thu September 9, 2010

Under the Microscope: September 9, 2010

Happiness guru and MU professor Kennon Sheldon is all smiles on campus.
Rebecca Wolfson

 

MU Psychology professor Kennon Sheldon is the happiness guru, and talks about the keys to happiness. Also, “Call of the Wild,” a weekly segment featuring Missouri animals, debuts with a dove hunting trip.

Hosted by Rebecca Wolfson

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