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A Country Doctor Cocktail

9 hours ago
State Historical Society of Missouri and Friends of Arrow Rock: https://historicmissourians.shsmo.org/historicmissourians/name/s/sappington/

What do summertime cocktails, a Missouri doctor and parasitology have in common? They're all part of the history of malaria treatment. But in this episode, we not only talk about the history of treating this infectious disease, we also dive into the current research being developed in the heart of the Midwest today.

More Than a Workout

Jan 3, 2020

The boom of boutique fitness in America would likely not exist without a young girl from rural Iowa. In this episode, we get into the Midwestern origins of Jazzercise with founder and CEO, Judi Sheppard Missett. Then we discuss the changing face and message of “female fitness” today. Join us as we talk about the hormonal, skeletal, and social structures that makes working out different across genders and sexes.

Wrap It Up: A Holiday Episode

Dec 5, 2019
Courtesy of Hallmark and Hallmark Archives

This conversation takes a trip through the history of wrapping paper; taking twists and turns along the way to talk about the psychology and neurobiology of unwrapping. 

Thanks to our special guest, Stephanie A. Jesseau, Ph.D.  from the University of Nebraska, in Omaha. Additional thanks to all those interviewed for this episode:

Dr. Uzma Khan from University of Miami

Rich Daniels of FunPak

The Ouija Board Episode

Oct 4, 2019
Courtesy of Gene Orlando and the Mueseum of Talking Boards . com

We explore the origins as well as the social, psychological and philosophical implications of the popular American “boardgame”, The Ouija Board. There is more than a Midwestern connection here, the entire United States has experienced Ouija crazes throughout history. To find out why, we talk to researchers, skeptics and believers. Expect science, history and culture in this month’s conversation.

Made in the Middle: That Sounds Good

Sep 6, 2019
Courtesy of The Durham Museum Photo Archives

In this month’s episode we explore the idea that the familiar American broadcast voice comes from the American Midwest. We take a walk through radio history, the innerworkings of the human ear and psychological influences on listening to find out how all of this has formed the American broadcast voice. Omaha native, Kurt Andersen, author and host of Public Radio’s Studio 360, joins us for the conversation.

NASA Solar Probe launches tomorrow

Aug 10, 2018

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will soon travel closer to the Sun than any spacecraft before it.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska at Omaha will be hosting a 48-hour cybersecurity "hackathon" this coming weekend.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Meteorologist Ginger Zee, who reports the weather for ABC News and the network's "Good Morning America," is slated to appear at the Nebraska Science Festival.

Robotics Expo is this weekend

Feb 15, 2018

This Saturday, the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum is presenting the Annual Nebraska Robotics Expo, starting at 8:30 a.m.  A group of 110 teams from 21 Nebraska elementary, middle and high schools will compete. 

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Tomorrow morning, before sunrise, there will be three events happening in the sky at the same time.

A study being led by two UNO faculty from the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice will examine the potential link between correctional officers’ exposure to stressful experiences in prison and the development of long-term mental and physical health issues.

The excitement has been building for weeks and weeks. On Monday, August 21st the solar eclipse will finally be here. It will darken the skies along a path from Oregon to South Carolina. It's the first eclipse that will be seen from coast to coast in 99 years. Millions will don special glasses or watch through pinhole projectors. Eclipse enthusiasts say totality never disappoints. Follow this live updating map tracking the position of the eclipse across the United States.

It is indeed dark during the day as a total solar eclipse makes its way from Oregon to South Carolina. Eleven states are in the path of total darkness. Follow the astronomical phenomenon's journey across America along with NPR journalists and others experiencing the eclipse.

RAVENNA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska community has developed 125 lakeside campsites for people journeying to see the total eclipse of the sun next month.

On August 21st a total solar eclipse will occur. 

Women working in STEM jobs earn 33% more than those in non-STEM occupations.  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former aide to Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman and U.S. Rep Don Bacon has taken a new job leading NASA's communications office in Washington.

On August 21st a total solar eclipse will occur.  Though these eclipses happen every 18 months, this one is special because the United States will be in its path of totality from coast to coast.

The Super Moon is Visible Tonight

Nov 14, 2016

It’s a bird.  It’s a plane.  No, it’s a super moon and you can see it tonight!

Metropolitan Community College

You can view real-time weather forecasts, track flights around the world, and even view maps of the impact of a tsunami at a new exhibit at Do Space.

Science Cafe focuses on agriculture, livestock, horticulture

Dec 8, 2015

Beef and bees are the focus of UNMC’s latest Science Café.

Not many people are aware that a small lab in Nebraska is at the forefront of 3D printing prosthetic evolution.

NE SciFest Returns in 2014

Dec 2, 2013

The Nebraska Science Festival is a celebration of science of all types throughout the state. 

Omaha elementary school participating in STEM pilot program

Aug 26, 2013

Skinner Magnet School in Omaha is one of 44 nationwide that’ll take part in a STEM pilot program for elementary-level students.

Nebraska Science Fest takes place next week

Apr 5, 2013

The first annual Nebraska Science Festival takes place April 12th through the 14th all over the city.

Science Outside the Classroom

Jan 8, 2013

Tonight’s Omaha Science Café explores science outside of the traditional classroom.

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The University of Nebraska was recently awarded $980,000 from the U.S. Energy Department as part of its new nuclear energy innovation investments program.