Good Question: How Do Microwaves Work?With Thanksgiving leftovers galore, microwaves are sure to get a workout this weekend. But, how do these appliances heat our food so quickly? How exactly do microwaves work? Good question.
U Of M Hosts Math And Science Family Fun FairMath and science can be fun! To demonstrate just how fun the subjects can be, the University of Minnesota is hosting a Math and Science Family Fun Fair Saturday.
Minnesotan To Meet: Breck High School Senior Darartu GamadaIn the next seven years there are expected to be more than a million job openings for computer specialists. The U.S. Labor Department expects graduates here in the U.S. can only fill roughly 40 percent of those positions. In addition to a shortage of graduates, there's also a huge shortage of women in these jobs. In this week's Minnesotan to Meet, Ali Lucia introduces us to one student at Breck High School senior who is way ahead of the game.
3 Science Experiments To Try Outdoors With Kids This SummerThe weather is warmer and that means kids are gearing up to get outside and release some pent-up winter energy. These three outdoor science experiments offer curious young scientists a messy, fun learning experience.
Children's Museum Of Southern Minnesota Opens In MankatoThe Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota has finally opened after a decade of planning and fundraising. The doors first opened Friday after construction began last year on the permanent $5 million home in Mankato.
At Augsburg, Bill Nye Talks How Science Can Save The WorldOn Saturday night, families in the Twin Cities shared their love of science with one of pop culture's most recognized scientists.
Wisconsin Gov. Walker 'Punts' On Question About EvolutionIt ought to be the friendliest of soil for White House hopefuls looking to pad the resume with a little foreign policy experience: a trip to the United Kingdom. So far, however, the trips to England have been anything but merry for several prospective GOP candidates.
Students Test Out Careers In Science, Math During STEM ExpoThousands of middle school students spent Wednesday with robots and rockets as part of the STEM Expo at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Minnesotan To Meet: Music Scientist Roger DumasOur connection to music is a strong one. It can put you in a better mood or help you go to sleep. But one scientist is now making music by using brain waves.
ACT Testing To Be Given To All Minn. High School JuniorsA big change is coming to the way Minnesota’s high school seniors are measured for their proficiency in learning. That's because the 2013 state legislature decided to scrap the longtime requirement for GRAD testing to measure competency in key areas as a condition of graduation.
For The Love Of ScienceThe school year has begun, and Debra Palmer’s fifth-grade class is learning the usual subjects. There’s some math, some English – and of course, the kids will also design their own underwater robots.
At The Frontiers Of ScienceWorking with the smallest building blocks of the universe, Raytheon’s scientists are creating new substances and computing technology straight from the pages of science fiction.