science http://news.stlpublicradio.org en The Battle Between Your Body Clock And The Mechanical Clock http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/battle-between-your-body-clock-and-mechanical-clock <p>It's not easy to adjust to a new time zone or work schedule. Our body has a natural sleep/wake cycle and disruptions to it can lead to more than just feeling tired or exhausted.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 22:18:50 +0000 Camille Phillips & Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin 29025 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Battle Between Your Body Clock And The Mechanical Clock Citizen Science: Local Efforts Contribute To Study And Preservation Of Many Species http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/citizen-science-local-efforts-contribute-study-and-preservation-many-species <p>Citizen science is a growing opportunity for non-professional and amateur scientists to participate in professional research.</p><p>There are numerous opportunities for citizen science in the St. Louis area and engaging in such endeavors can contribute to protecting environments and preserving species.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 23:23:15 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 8245 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Citizen Science: Local Efforts Contribute To Study And Preservation Of Many Species ARCHON Science Fiction Convention http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/archon-science-fiction-convention <p>This weekend science fiction and fantasy fans will gather at the Collinsville Gateway Center for the 36th <a href="http://www.archonstl.org/36/">ARCHON Science Fiction Convention</a>.&nbsp; Host Steve Potter talks with acclaimed science fiction writer and author Joe Haldeman, who wrote “The Forever War,” which received the Nebula and Hugo Awards for the best science fiction novel of 1975.&nbsp; Steve also talks with St. Louis cryptologist and game developer Elonka Dunin and Byron Kerman, one of the organizers of the convention.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 19:02:47 +0000 Alex Heuer & Mary Edwards 5305 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org ARCHON Science Fiction Convention 'Softball-Sized Eyeball' Washes Up In Florida; Can You I.D. It? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/softball-sized-eyeball-washes-florida-can-you-id-it Tell us you can resist clicking on <a href="http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/state/fl-mystery-eyeball-20121011,0,2071938.story" target="_blank">this headline from Florida's <em>Sun Sentinel</em></a>:<p><blockquote><p>"Huge Eyeball From Unknown Creature Washes Ashore On Florida Beach."<p></blockquote><p>It's big, it's blue and the newspaper says "among the possibilities being discussed are a giant squid, some other large fish or a whale or other large marine mammal."<p>The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has sent the eye off for study.<p><a href="https://www.facebook. Thu, 11 Oct 2012 21:50:40 +0000 Mark Memmott 5297 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'Softball-Sized Eyeball' Washes Up In Florida; Can You I.D. It? Very Fancy: Scientists Detail A Diamond Encrusted Super-Earth http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/very-fancy-scientists-detail-diamond-encrusted-super-earth Scientists have discovered a world much fancier than our homely, little Earth.<p>New research that will published in the journal <em>Astrophysical Journal Letters</em> details a planet that is eight times heavier than Earth and with twice its radius. Thu, 11 Oct 2012 20:12:17 +0000 5291 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Very Fancy: Scientists Detail A Diamond Encrusted Super-Earth "Final Four of Smarts" robotics competition takes over Chaifetz Arena http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/final-four-smarts-robotics-competition-takes-over-chaifetz-arena <p>Forty-three teams of teens from Missouri and four surrounding states be competing in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics&nbsp;Competition regional this weekend at Chaifetz&nbsp;Arena in St. Louis.</p><p><em>(You can see <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/student-made-robots-take-over-chaifetz-arena-next-stop-edward-jones-dome">a full feature on last year&#39;s FIRST competition here</a>, too).</em></p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 16:27:12 +0000 Alex King 3330 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org "Final Four of Smarts" robotics competition takes over Chaifetz Arena St. Louis blogger helps inner city youth find "on-ramp" to science http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-blogger-helps-inner-city-youth-find-ramp-science <p><em>The text that follows is a condensed version of a longer interview, which you can listen to above.</em></p><p>Science blogger Danielle Lee is on a roll.</p><p>The Memphis native recently got her Ph.D. in animal behavior at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.</p> Mon, 01 Aug 2011 11:35:17 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 1761 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis blogger helps inner city youth find "on-ramp" to science Student-made robots take over Chaifetz Arena. Next stop? The Edward Jones Dome! http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/student-made-robots-take-over-chaifetz-arena-next-stop-edward-jones-dome <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-965423.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-965423.mp3</a></p><p>This week in St. Louis, close to 9,000 high school students from five countries will compete in the <a href="http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/content.aspx?id=4190">FIRST Robotics Championship</a>.</p><p>Teams of student-built, remote-control robots will take to the field at the Edward Jones Dome. Organizers hope the competition will draw more than 20,000 spectators and generate at least $18 million in local spending.</p><p>Véronique LaCapra was at the <a href="http://www.stlouisfirst.org/">St. Louis Regional event in March</a> and has this inside look at the competition.</p><p> Tue, 26 Apr 2011 11:35:23 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 1032 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Student-made robots take over Chaifetz Arena. Next stop? The Edward Jones Dome! St. Louis Science Center names interim CEO http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-science-center-names-interim-ceo <p>The <a href="http://www.slsc.org/">St. Louis Science Center</a> has named an interim CEO after its former CEO, Doug King, left for the <a href="http://www.museumofflight.org/">Museum of Flight</a> in Seattle.</p><p>Dr. Philip Needleman is a former practicing scientist at <a href="http://wustl.edu/">Washington University</a> in Pharmacology and later at <a href="http://www.monsanto.com/Pages/default.aspx">Monsanto</a> as Chief Scientist.</p><p>Most recently, Needleman was the interim president of the <a href="http://www.danforthcenter.org/">Donald Danforth Plant Science Center</a>.</p> Fri, 07 Jan 2011 20:09:16 +0000 Kelsey Proud 275 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Science Center names interim CEO