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Today Paul Pepper and JACK SCHULTZ, Director of MU's Bond Life Sciences Center, talk about some of the technology featured in shows like 'Star Trek', 50 years later. Like members of the USS Enterprise, it's now commonplace to read books on portable screens, and their 'communicators' are our current cell phones. But what about teleportation or parallel universes? Jack explains the reality of that which was once considered to be only science fiction  - watch! July 7, 2016

Today Paul Pepper and JACK SCHULTZ, Director of the Bond Life Sciences Center at the University of Missouri, talk about the Zika virus. It's been in the headlines lately, but what do you really know? While many questions still go unanswered, Jack gives us a quick overview that will hopefully clear up any misunderstandings you might have. Watch! April 21, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with JACK SCHULTZ, Director of MU's Bond Life Sciences Center, about why scientists are not understood by the general public. According to a study, it's because 'scientists aren't trained in psychology or sociology.' Find out why that matters, how it pertains to climate change and what's being done to help break down the walls of communication! February 3, 2016

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back JACK SCHULTZ, Director, Bond Life Sciences Center, who talks about 'CRISPR,' which is "a way of editing genes." Why do we do this? What are the benefits? Jack breaks it all down - watch! December 17, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back JACK SCHULTZ, Director of the Bond Life Sciences Center at the University of Missouri, who talks about Missouri's contributions to the wine industry. Did you know that many years ago, Missouri 'saved the planet from losing all of it's wine production?' It's a fascinating story - watch! September 30, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and JACK SCHULTZ, Director at Bond Life Sciences Center, talk about the sounds of the night. What exactly are we hearing as the sun goes down on these warm summer evenings? Crickets, flies, cicadas...oh my! July 27, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and JACK SCHULTZ, Director at Bond Life Sciences Center, talk about one of the great mysteries of life: what causes allergies? As usual, Jack shares the scientific angle in easy-to-understand language - watch! May 29, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with JACK SCHULTZ, Bond Life Sciences Center, about "talking about science." According to Jack, scientists complain that the average person is uninformed about basic science facts, but why? Find out on today's show! April 23, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with JACK SCHULTZ, Bond Life Sciences Center, about epigenetics, or "the higher level of organization" to our genes. Did you know that the amount of DNA in every one of our cells is almost 7ft in length? (...I know, right?!) We pack a lot in 8 minutes - watch! March 4, 2015

Intelligent plants? Researcher unravels mysteries of plant life

Apr 17, 2014
Marissanne Lewis-Thompson / KBIA

When we think of plants, intelligence is usually not the first thing that comes to mind. But maybe plants are more than a decorative feature to our dining room table.

On a recent Tuesday night, the sounds of restaurant chatter, music and the aroma of food fill Columbia’s Broadway Brewery. But in the middle of the crowd, on a wooden stool sits an ordinary green plant.