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Science Matters | July 29, 2015

Science Matters | July 29, 2015
For more than 25 summers, St. Louis STARS program (Students and Teachers as Research Scientists) has been placing some of the best and brightest high school juniors into labs around... Continue →

Science Matters | July 22, 2015

Science Matters | July 22, 2015
At the Danforth Plant Science Center, Dr. Jim Umen’s research on algae as a biofuel source has led to a discovery about one of the most intriguing mysteries about life... Continue →

Science Matters | July 8, 2015

Science Matters | July 8, 2015
The Wildlife Rescue Center in Ballwin cares for injured and orphaned animals until they can be released back into the wild. They are also educating the public on when to... Continue →

Science Matters | July 1, 2015

Science Matters | July 1, 2015
Summer brings tourists and archaeologists to site of the ancient city at Cahokia Mounds. As part of St. Louis University’s Archaeological Field School, students have an opportunity to dig for... Continue →

Science Matters | June 24, 2015

Science Matters | June 24, 2015
At the Academy of Science’s Teen Science Café, local students take up a paper airplane challenge under the guidance of a Boeing engineer. A number of climate and environmental factors... Continue →

Brain Works

Brain Works
Washington University neurosurgeons narrate a tale of a young couple traveling through life together from the perspective of what’s going on inside their brains. Recorded on stage at The Sheldon... Continue →

Science Matters | May 20, 2015

Science Matters | May 20, 2015
Once a month, every teacher at a North County grade school becomes a science teacher. On Science Day at Cool Valley Elementary School in the Ferguson-Florissant district we find students... Continue →

Science Matters | May 13, 2015

Science Matters | May 13, 2015
- Volunteers are setting out to plant ten thousand trees as part of campaign to improve the health of the Meramec River. - Asthma is a growing problem, especially for... Continue →

Science Matters | April 29, 2015

Science Matters | April 29, 2015
- Fremont’s leather flower is a rare plant found only in a few places, including Missouri’s disappearing glades. Conservation groups use controlled burns to drive out invasive plants and allow... Continue →

Science Matters | April 22, 2015

Science Matters | April 22, 2015
- It is considered an engineering masterpiece, but St. Louis’ combined sewer system does not meet today’s environmental standards. Why the Metropolitan Sewer District is digging tunnels and planting gardens... Continue →

Science Matters | April 15, 2015

Science Matters | April 15, 2015
- Even doctors were skeptical when they heard about a device that uses an electric field to kill cancer cells in brain tumors. But a young St. Louis-area mother who... Continue →

Science Matters | April 8, 2015

Science Matters | April 8, 2015
- At St. Louis University Hospital, military medical personnel are trained to handle realistic warzone injuries by working on simulated patients. But these are no mere dummies; they are sophisticated... Continue →

Stay Tuned | Science Innovation

Stay Tuned | Science Innovation
Casey Nolen hosts this weekly discussion series featuring input from participants via Twitter and Google+ Hangouts. Stay Tuned airs live Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. on Nine PBS.  

Science Matters | April 1, 2015

Science Matters | April 1, 2015
- Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville professor Darron Luesse was able to send thousands of tiny seeds to sprout on the International Space Station. Now, he and NASA want to know what... Continue →

Science Matters | March 25, 2015

Science Matters | March 25, 2015
- A visit to the Arch Reactor Hackerspace, a workshop on South Jefferson for technology enthusiasts, inventors, and tinkerers. Many say this is the kind of place needed by cities... Continue →

Science Matters | March 18, 2015

Science Matters | March 18, 2015
Cancer Goggles – this high-tech device invented at Washington University School of Medicine enables surgeons to see cancer cells glowing brightly in the operating room. They are still being tested,... Continue →

Ken Burns’ Film About Cancer

Ken Burns' Film About Cancer
Hollywood producer Laura Ziskin (Pretty Woman, Spider-Man) had wanted to produce a documentary about cancer from the time she had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. In 2010, Ziskin... Continue →

Science Matters | February 25, 2015

Science Matters | February 25, 2015
The local battle against the spread of bush honeysuckle, introduced as an ornamental plant, now threatening native plants throughout the region Lake George in New York has only five invasive... Continue →

Science Matters | February 18, 2015

Science Matters | February 18, 2015
Against our better judgement stories: x-ray machines in shoe stores and using a well-known poison as a popular Victorian-era beauty treatment. The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum brings Charles Lindbergh’s... Continue →

Science Matters | February 11, 2015

Science Matters | February 11, 2015
- CoderGirl, a local effort to teach, mentor and encourage more women to learn and improve their computer code-writing skills. - Girls who Code – a national program teaching coding... Continue →

Science Matters | February 4, 2015

Science Matters | February 4, 2015
-Math Model: Washington University mathematician Ivan Horozov builds a complicated geometric structure he’s been thinking about since he was a boy. You have to go to his office to see... Continue →

Science Matters | January 28, 2015

Science Matters | January 28, 2015
The successful efforts to raise Hellbender salamanders at the St. Louis Zoo and bring back their population in Ozark streams. The Google Lunar X prize is offering a $20-million prize... Continue →

Science Matters | January 21, 2015

Science Matters | January 21, 2015
Saint Louis University professor Alan Zelicoff explains the origins of the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, and the drastic measures St. Louis took to successfully limit its spread. The producers of... Continue →

Science Matters | January 14, 2015

Science Matters | January 14, 2015
In this episode: Gateway Arch stains – a look at the rappelling techniques used to take samples of discolored areas on the Gateway Arch and the scientific analysis taking place.... Continue →

Living St. Louis | Manifest Digital

Living St. Louis | Manifest Digital
Living St. Louis
Producer Ruth Ezell goes to the Cortex innovation community in Midtown and the new St. Louis offices of Chicago-based Manifest Digital: an advertising/marketing firm that uses social media... Continue →

Girls and Engineering Day – SIUE

Girls and Engineering Day - SIUE
Living St. Louis
Producer Kara Vaninger reports on a fun, active day of discovery and empowerment for girls (ages 8-14) who are interested in the math and science fields, hosted by... Continue →

PBS SciGirls is coming to St. Louis!

PBS SciGirls is coming to St. Louis!
PBS SciGirls is coming to St. Louis at the end of April! Are you a 12-14 year-old girl who loves science? Are you and your friends excited about the environment... Continue →

Living St. Louis | Our Region’s Water Assets

Living St. Louis | Our Region's Water Assets
Living St. Louis
Producer Patrick Murphy profiles the importance of our region’s water assets.

Green Business Challenge

Green Business Challenge
Living St. Louis
Producer Anne Copeland Davis takes you inside three businesses that are earning high marks for going green. It's all part of the St. Louis Green Business Challenge,... Continue →

Nine Community Cinema – Free Screening of “Revenge of the Electric Car”

Nine Community Cinema - Free Screening of "Revenge of the Electric Car"
Filmmaker Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of... Continue →

Susan Elliott

Susan Elliott
Living St. Louis
Ruth Ezell profiles the founder and chairman of the IT services firm SSE and author of "Across the Divide: Navigating the digital revolution as a woman, entrepreneur and... Continue →

NOVA’s “The Fabric of the Cosmos” Post-Premiere Live Webcast

NOVA's "The Fabric of the Cosmos" Post-Premiere Live Webcast
Immediately following the broadcast will be a live-streamed webcast, hosted by Brian Greene. Further explore the program’s rich material in direct conversation with series' host and best-selling author, Greene, as... Continue →

NASA Releases New Images of Mississippi River Flooding

NASA Releases New Images of Mississippi River Flooding
PBS NewsHour
NASA's Earth Observatory has released new before and after images of the Mississippi River flooding around Memphis.

Blueprint for the Brain

Blueprint for the Brain
Science Bytes
Meet two scientists who have begun to unlock the secrets of the brain's architecture.

Danforth Plant Science Center

Danforth Plant Science Center
Living St. Louis
Patrick Patrick Murphy revisits an earlier story about the Danforth Plant Science Center, which participated in a live broadcast of NPR’s Science Friday recently in St. Louis. In... Continue →

T-Rex

T-Rex
Living St. Louis
Anne-Marie Berger gets an up close look at Sue the T-Rex, a model of one of the most well-preserved tyrannosaurs rex fossils ever discovered. An exhibit from the... Continue →

Ham Radio

Ham Radio
Living St. Louis
Ruth Ezell listens in as students Jennifer May’s third grade class from Ellis Elementary School in Belleville, Illinois, had a chance to have a question and answer session... Continue →

Zootrition

Zootrition
Living St. Louis
Anne-Marie Berger takes a rare look at the nutrition department at the St. Louis Zoo where some 3,000 lbs. of food are prepared for more than 18,000 animals... Continue →

Bee Story

Bee Story
Living St. Louis
Ruth Ezell travels to Eckert's Orchard in Belleville, Illinois, to learn about the important role that bees play in a successful growing season. Recently, there has been a... Continue →

Beefalo

Beefalo
Living St. Louis
Ruth Ezell travels to a Beefalo farm in Owensville, Missouri. Lee Horstmann takes care of these gentle, low-maintenance creatures that are a mix of 3/8 bison and 5/8... Continue →

Ben Abell

Ben Abell
Living St. Louis
Patrick Murphy catches up with St. Louis University professor and meteorologist, Ben Abell. He has been phoning his weather forecasts into KWMU every morning since 1972.

Flower Market

Flower Market
Living St. Louis
Patrick Murphy goes to the St. Louis Flower Market on LaSalle Street. This market is home to one of the largest wholesale flower distributors in the region. Family... Continue →

Butterfly House

Butterfly House
Living St. Louis
Jim Kirchherr finds that once a year the Butterfly House at Faust Park shuts down for maintenance of the conservatory. He also gets a preview of a new... Continue →

Dredge Boat

Dredge Boat
Living St. Louis
Jim Kirchherr visits the Potter, a dredge boat on the Mississippi that makes sure the river runs smoothly. The boat houses a full-time crew that monitors the river—clearing... Continue →

Science Center

Science Center
Living St. Louis
Ruth Ezell gets a special tour of the St. Louis Science Center during its facelift in 2003. The lobby underwent a major transformation—replacing the aviation exhibit with a... Continue →

Oil and Water

Oil and Water
Living St. Louis
Jim Kirchherr visits the Soft Matter Laboratory at Washington University to observe the relationship between oil and water. In this branch of engineering, Professor Amy Shen studies gel-like... Continue →
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