Health & Science

Health & Science
3:04 pm
Sat April 18, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Prism

In this episode of the Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explores the science and history of prisms.  What are these amazing pieces of glass or plastic that can make a rainbow pattern? 

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Opinion - Health
5:45 am
Thu April 16, 2015

The Importance, and Limits, of Advanced Care Planning

IPFW Associate Professor and medical ethicist Abraham Schwab.
Credit Courtesy / Abraham Schwab

As many of you may know, Diane Rehm recently agreed to limit her participation with Compassion and Choices. Her involvement with the group became more publicly known in February, but her dissatisfaction with our current end-of-life choices was catalyzed by her husband’s passing on June 23, 2014.

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Health & Science
3:00 pm
Sat April 11, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Light and Its Actions

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central discusses how light behaves. 

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HIV/AIDS
5:53 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Remembering Kokomo's Ryan White 25 Years On

Kokomo's Ryan White became a media sensation after his HIV diagnosis in 1984. While still a teenager, White worked to raise HIV/AIDS awareness before his death in 1990.
Credit Courtesy / HRSA.gov

Wednesday marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Kokomo teenager Ryan White. After contracting HIV five years earlier via a blood transfusion, the 18-year-old died in Indianapolis.

In the 1980s, HIV was still a relatively new disease to most people. Those who contracted it were often highly stigmatized, in part because of the disease’s association with gay men.

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Health & Science
3:00 pm
Sat April 4, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Light and Its Properties

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central talks about light. What is light, what does it mean to a scientist, and what are the different types of light? 

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Health & Science
3:00 pm
Sat March 28, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Stereoscopy

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explains the visual science of stereoscopy. Why do we see 3-D and how does the brain process that information? 

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Nature
9:23 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Changing Weather Means Tapping into a Sweet Season

Maple syrup season only comes around once a year, and for a very short time. The production process is labor-intensive, and it can take 35-40 gallons of sap to produce one gallon of syrup.
Credit Courtesy / ACRES Land Trust

When late winter and early spring come around, it means just one thing for those at the sugar bush stands scattered across Northeast Indiana: it’s syrup season.

The tradition of tapping sugar maple trees for their sweet sap predates the European arrival in North America, and while some of the technology has changed, the process remains largely the same (and the product completely delicious).

But it takes a lot of work – and a lot of help from the trees and the weather – to turn the natural energy stored in maples into the syrups and candies you’ll find on store shelves.

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Opinion - Health
5:08 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

Paul Kalanithi, Smith-Magenis Syndrome, and Certainty in Medicine

IPFW Associate Professor and medical ethicist Abraham Schwab.
Credit Courtesy / Abraham Schwab

I have watched from a distance since Aurelia was born. My friend Megan’s third daughter demonstrated developmental delays from early on, and no one was sure why. Appointment after appointment, and yet Megan and her husband, Keith, were given no diagnosis. The good parents that they are, they simply loved and cared for their youngest child.

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Health & Science
5:45 pm
Sat March 14, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Balance in Biology

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central talks about balance in biology.  

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Health & Science
3:00 pm
Sat February 28, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Balance in Biology

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explains our sense of balance. How does our body know when it changes position, and what are the organs that help us process that information?

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