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Science

Hair care: The long and short of it all

Hair care: The long and short of it all

February 20, 2013 at 11:10 pm 0 comments

Hair. We all have it. It takes some people all morning to style it. Many of us continually damage it with blow dryers, straighteners and curlers. Multiple products are applied without knowing how they react to one another. Choosing a hair dresser makes or breaks a look. Our relationship with […]

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Blind can see is no longer just a Bible miracle

Blind can see is no longer just a Bible miracle

February 20, 2013 at 11:09 pm 0 comments

After almost two decades of planning, developing and funding, the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System has finally been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Essentially a prosthetic retina, called the bionic eye by some scientists, this new technology is the first of its kind to be approved […]

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Meteor of the century crashes into Russia

Meteor of the century crashes into Russia

February 20, 2013 at 11:07 pm 0 comments

A meteor crashed to Earth on Friday over Russia’s Ural Mountains, and ended its descent in a flaming formidable blast that injured around 1,000 people. According to CNN.com, Chelyabinsk, the nearest hard-hit city, experienced the most damages from the sonic waves. Shattered glass exploded out of window frames as several […]

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Grocery shopping mindlessly

Grocery shopping mindlessly

February 20, 2013 at 11:06 pm 0 comments

Grocery stores aren’t all created equal. That fact is pretty obvious to anyone that has been to more than one Schnucks. The ambiance found at Whole Foods is quite different from Aldi. However, most grocery stores are designed in similar fashions. The Food Marketing Institute found that in 2010, the […]

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Fish swims to discovery

Fish swims to discovery

December 6, 2012 at 3:57 pm 0 comments

Dr. Richard Mayden, of Saint Louis University’s biology department, and Steven Layman, of Geosyntec Consultants in Kennesaw, Ga., discovered five new species of fish in the U.S. this past month. Mayden holds the W.S. Barnickle Endowed Chair of Natural Sciences at SLU and has netted nearly $4 million in federal […]

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Science Center, an attraction for all ages

Science Center, an attraction for all ages

December 3, 2012 at 9:00 pm 0 comments

St. Louis offers its residences and visitors many free, exciting attractions, one of those being the St. Louis Science Center. Located at 5050 Oakland Ave., the Science Center sits in Forest Park along with other free attractions like the St. Louis Zoo, the art museum, the history museum, and the […]

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Meningitis: Deadly Contagion Spreads Through U.S.

Meningitis: Deadly Contagion Spreads Through U.S.

November 1, 2012 at 10:50 pm 0 comments

This year, over 350 cases of meningitis have been reported in the United States alone, 25 of them resulting in death.   The outbreak has been traced to pharmacies which administer injected drugs, primarily steroids.  Boston.com reported that pharmacies, like the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Massachusetts, are being […]

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Plastic bags go green

Plastic bags go green

November 1, 2012 at 10:49 pm 0 comments

Green technology isn’t just a thing of the future; researchers in Buenos Aires and France have made breakthroughs in edible plastic to help cut down on plastic waste across the globe.   According to the  Environmental Protection Agency, 31 million tons of plastic waste were generated in the U.S. in […]

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Exposed: The man responsible for body worlds

Exposed: The man responsible for body worlds

November 1, 2012 at 10:47 pm 0 comments

You’d be hard-pressed to find somebody that hasn’t once dreamt of becoming a rock star.  Luckily, becoming one doesn’t require a drug habit or smashing good looks. Scientists are breaking rules and pushing limits much similar to the way that Gene Simmons and the gang did back in the 70s, […]

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Caffeinated consciousness

Caffeinated consciousness

November 1, 2012 at 10:46 pm 0 comments

Caffeine is a common staple among American adults. According to the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, almost 90 percent of adults ingest caffeine every day, making it most people’s drug of choice.   Caffeine keeps many college campuses running. Faced with a full night of papers and studying ahead, […]

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