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Columbia, MO

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

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@KBIA

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English

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(573) 882-3431


Episodes

Under the Microscope: Barging coal, autism in adults

7/3/2014
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The Environmental Protection Agency released a proposed rule in June to cut carbon emissions by thirty percent by 2030. Since the announcement, a...

Duration: 00:07:47


Under the Microscope: Drought, PED vaccines

6/27/2014
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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack recently announced $3.9 million in funding toward developing a vaccine for a disease crushing hog farms.

Duration: 00:07:48


Under the Microscope: Drought moves cattle, pig stem cells

6/19/2014
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For a long time, Texas was the center of cattle country. But drought is re-shaping the beef map and raising the price of steak. Ranchers are moving...

Duration: 00:07:47


Under the Microscope: Honeybees, net-zero housing

5/22/2014
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Honeybee colonies have been dying off at alarming rates in recent years. In the Midwest, some people wonder if planting row after row of corn and...

Duration: 00:07:48


Under The Microscope: Sonic signals as a traffic alert

5/15/2014
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Farmers can expect more challenges, thanks to climate change. That’s according to a recent report released by the White House. Iowa State University...

Duration: 00:07:48


Under the Microscope: Climate change, food security and turtles

5/8/2014
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The White House released a new climate change report Tuesday. It predicts threats to agriculture including severe weather, more pests and greater...

Duration: 00:07:48


Under the Microscope: Asian carp, monarch migration

4/24/2014
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Water experts in the Midwest are worried about Asian carp. They say the invasive fish are taking over U.S. waterways -- the Mississippi River and its...

Duration: 00:03:17


Under the Microscope: Secret life of plants; changing dominant hands

4/17/2014
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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...

Duration: 00:07:48


Illinois expanded its Medicaid program. Missouri didn’t. How are those choi

4/3/2014
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For years in most states, Medicaid eligibility had been limited to disabled adults, seniors needing long-term care and very low-income parents with...

Duration: 00:07:48


Under the Microscope: Farm drones, Bill Nye at MU

3/20/2014
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The University of Missouri invited Gerald Friedman, a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, to speak to students and...

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Under the Microscope: hog virus, frac sand mine threats

3/13/2014
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For nearly a year now, hog farmers have been battling a virus. It’s deadly to newly born piglets and farmers are scrambling to protect their herds....

Duration: 00:07:48


Under the Microscope: Invasive weeds, MU prof on USDA council

3/6/2014
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Most climate models paint a bleak picture for the Great Plains a century from now. Scientists say it’ll be warmer, and the air will be more rich with...

Duration: 00:07:48


Pastor gives refuge to oil workers in 'The Overnighters'

2/28/2014
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This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Festival. Find the rest...

Duration: 00:04:01


'Particle Fever' follows scientists' search for 'God particle'

2/28/2014
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This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Festival. Find the rest...

Duration: 00:08:22


Farmers worry about sharing 'Big Data'; Fracking debate ignites in rural Il

2/20/2014
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Many people struggle to protect their data online, whether it’s what to share on Facebook or how to react to targeted google ads. Farmers are worried...

Duration: 00:08:20


Virus continues to rip through hog farms; tracking trumpeter swans

1/23/2014
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This week, we'll track a virus that's spreading through hog farms, and hear a flock of migrating trumpeter swans.

Duration: 00:08:20


MU professor leads research dating the origin of human dexterity

1/10/2014
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Our hand, the one we use to scroll down this page, is a feature that helps distinguishes us as a species. Carol Ward, professor at the MU Department of...

Duration: 00:07:47


Missouri's Execution drug source raises legal, ethical questions in Missour

1/2/2014
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Missouri has put two people to death since last November, with another execution scheduled for late January. St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon's...

Duration: 00:08:20


With deadline looming, patients sign up for insurance through HealthCare.go

12/19/2013
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Consumers who want to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act have until Monday to enroll in a plan that would start on Jan. 1. But...

Duration: 00:08:19


Columbia schools use new technology; photojournalist documents climate chan

12/13/2013
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This week, we’ll hear from a Missouri-based photojournalist about his experience documenting climate change in the Norwegian Arctic, and learn how new...

Duration: 00:08:20

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