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Ask a Scientist Episode #3: Climate Change Impacts on the Oceans

In this episode, Dave explores the impact of climate change on the world’s oceans with Heather Goldstone, host of “Living Lab on the Point,” from WCAI on Cape Cod. 46 more words

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Ask a Scientist, Episode #2: Birds, Bears, and the Arctic

Arctic wildlife expert Steven Brown talks about his work tracking wildlife in the arctic, including the time he was stalked by a particularly unfriendly bear. Host Dave McGlinchey also talks with Brown about his upcoming expeditions tracking birds, and the tension between wildlife preservation and oil drilling. 10 more words

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Ask a Scientist, Episode #1: Concussions!

In the inaugural episode, host Dave McGlinchey explores the science of concussions with Mark Burns, who runs the Laboratory for Brain Injury and Dementia at Georgetown University. 37 more words

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Ask a Scientist at UCSB

Today, I registered as one of the first members of the Ask a Scientist chapter at UCSB. 140 more words


Where do we get power from? Don’t our windmills on the hills by Idaho Falls generate power for California?

Question Asked by Megan, 4th Grade, Rimrock Elementary
Answered by Vaughn Rasmussen, Senior Customer and Community Manager, Rocky Mountain Power in Idaho

Rocky Mountain Power generates electricity for its customers in Ammon, together with the other areas we serve, from a number of different sources. 703 more words


Is using soap an important step in handwashing?

Answered by Tamara Cox, RN, HPPS Division Director, Eastern Idaho Public Health District

“Twinkle, Twinkle, little star….” You sing to yourself, as you are washing your hands like Mom has taught you to do, since you were tiny. 581 more words


Do trees grow new leaves through the growing season or are all the leaves budded out in the spring?

Answered by Amy Forman, Botanist, GSS ESER Program, www.gsseser.com

Both! In temperate climates like ours, there are two common growth patterns. Some species exhibit a fixed-growth pattern where stem and leaf structures are formed in the bud during one growing season and after overwintering, the resulting shoot elongates into fully formed stems and leaves during a few weeks the following spring. 383 more words