8:00 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Cattle Hormones Could Be Worse for Environment Than Previously Thought

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A recent study shows growth hormones used in beef cattle could be worse for the  environment than previously thought.  The new research comes from Indiana University.

Synthetic testosterone is used in the majority of U.S. beef cattle to make cows  bigger.  But when the steroids exit the cows, they can easily be washed into waterways. And once those compounds enter the environment, they can have surprising  reactions - like increasing in potency. 

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5:56 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson Set to Deliver Lecture at IPFW

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson took questions from the press at IPFW before his Omnibus Lecture on Tuesday.
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Astrophysicist, author, and TV host Neil deGrasse Tyson visits Fort Wayne Tuesday night as part of IPFW’s Omnibus Lecture Series.

The lecture, which caused a stir when tickets sold out less than an hour after going on sale, will focus on the latest scientific discoveries and how they might shape our understanding of the universe.

At a press event Tuesday, Tyson said the American public needs to do a better job of embracing the role and influence of scientific discovery in everyday life.

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Omnibus Lectures
12:25 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Interview: "Cosmos" Host Neil deGrasse Tyson, Part Two

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson guided the Ship of the Imagination as host of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey." Tyson visits Fort Wayne Oct. 21.
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For much of his career, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has made it his mission to, as he puts it, "bring the universe down to earth."

As director of New York's Hayden Planetarium and one of the premiere science communicators of his time, Tyson has guided millions of people through the wonders of the universe, most recently as host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a reboot of Carl Sagan's 1980 PBS series.

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Omnibus Lectures
4:00 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Interview: "Cosmos" Host Neil deGrasse Tyson, Part One

Neil deGrasse Tyson visits Fort Wayne as part of the IPFW Omnibus Lecture series Oct. 21st.
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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has become a modern science icon: a bridge between the general public and the wonders of the universe.

Tyson runs New York's Hayden Planetarium, has written several books, and appears regularly in the media to discuss the science news of the day.

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My Summer Vacation
6:40 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Lisa Dunn & Janice Hunter: Our Summer as Engineers

Lisa Dunn and Janice Hunter are teachers at Fort Wayne's Lakeside Middle School who both have a passion for teaching students about STEM concepts and careers. STEM is shorthand for "science, technology, engineering and math."

It's a passion that led them to Purdue University in West Lafayette over the summer, where they were selected to participate in a program called TechFit.  

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Health & Science
12:56 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

New Science Central Exhibit Brings Work of NASA, NOAA to Fort Wayne

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This weekend, Science Central in Fort Wayne opens a new, million-dollar exhibit called "Science on a Sphere."

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