physics http://news.stlpublicradio.org en A berry so shiny, it's irresistible (and inedible) http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/berry-so-shiny-its-irresistible-and-inedible That fake fruit in the wooden bowls that hotels love to decorate their lobbies with never looks quite right. No, apparently it takes nature to make a fake that looks even better than the real thing.<p>That turns out to be the case with the amazing berry of the <em>Pollia condensata</em> plant. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 15:22:24 +0000 Christopher Joyce 4564 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A berry so shiny, it's irresistible (and inedible) The science of baseball: a conversation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/science-baseball-conversation <p>Today is the Cardinals&#39; home opener against the Chicago Cubs.</p><p>For St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Véronique LaCapra, baseball season means it&rsquo;s time to talk about the science behind America&rsquo;s national pastime.</p><p>And Washington University aerospace engineer <a href="http://research.engineering.wustl.edu/~petersd/index.html">David Peters</a> was happy to join in.</p><p> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 11:24:05 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3477 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The science of baseball: a conversation