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KBIA's weekly look at science, technology, and health in Missouri and beyond.

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KBIA's weekly look at science, technology, and health in Missouri and beyond.

    Under the Microscope - Gistory Takes on Collaborative News

    Under the Microscope - Gistory Takes on Collaborative News

    More and more companies, especially in the media, are trying to find new ways to attract millennials. And one former University of Missouri student is going directly to the source with her new journalism tech start-up, run by and for millennials.

    • 4 min
    Under the Microscope - MU Professor Ties Academic Stress to Football Injuries

    Under the Microscope - MU Professor Ties Academic Stress to Football Injuries

    MU Professor James Mann recently completed research that sheds more light on what we know about football injuries. The data was collected from the 2011 Missouri Tigers football team and reveals a new correlation between academic stress and football injuries.

    • 3 min
    Under the Microscope - In the Fields, a Search for Monarch Butterflies

    Under the Microscope - In the Fields, a Search for Monarch Butterflies

    The population of monarch butterflies has declined so dramatically in recent years that the iconic insect is being considered for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s endangered species list . In Nebraska and across the other areas of the Midwest, a stop on the monarch migration route, efforts are underway to determine the scope of the decline.

    • 4 min
    Under the Microscope - Library Gives Children Hands-On Experience with Circuits

    Under the Microscope - Library Gives Children Hands-On Experience with Circuits

    The circuit science workshop in Columbia is one of Daniel Boone Regional Library’s most popular regular events for kids. The workshop allows elementary school-aged children to play with Snap Circuits, a hands-on learning kit that helps illustrate how electricity works. On a recent fall afternoon, kids and their parents gathered at the library to make musical motion detectors, sound-activated switches and more. “Programming like this is more free-form, so they can be very creative,” said Katie

    • 4 min
    Under the Microscope - Athletic Trainers Increasing but Coverage Still Varies

    Under the Microscope - Athletic Trainers Increasing but Coverage Still Varies

    From Friday night football games to Saturday volleyball matches, a new figure is taking a spot on the sidelines. According to a 2015 study by the Korey Stringer Institute, 70 percent of public secondary schools nationwide have access to an athletic trainer. That total is up from 1994 when only 35 percent of high schools reported having access to an athletic trainer.

    • 4 min
    Under the Microscope - MU Study Finds Some Bees Evolve with Climate Change

    Under the Microscope - MU Study Finds Some Bees Evolve with Climate Change

    Research shows that the Earth’s warming climate can have a massive impact on many parts of the ecosystem, from the ocean down to the tiny bee. Recently, bees have been dying in increasing numbers due to environmental changes. Some sub-species, however, seem to be putting up a better fight than others.

    • 3 min

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