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Autism Is More Than Genes
Diseases like type 1 diabetes and sickle-cell anemia happen througha defect in a single gene. Sometimes all it takes is one wrong letter in the genetic code to create a life-threatening disease. If on...
5/4/17 at 12:52 AM Being Happy With Alzheimer’s 4/30/17 at 9:48 PM
So You Did the Ice Bucket Challenge, Now What? 3/13/17 at 4:37 PM
Amateur Photo Helps Researchers Uncover New Form of Aurora
Last fall, Dave Markel, a photographer based in Kamloops, British Columbia was out photographing the northern lights when he saw something really strange. Crossing over his head and running almost p...
5/1/17 at 2:56 PM
Not Just for Men!
I am a little miffed at the National Educators Association (better known as NEA). I am a member of NEA and I recently received an email that promised big savings onthe top magazines. You probably do ...
1/30/17 at 12:51 AM
Fargo Public Library Hosts Marble Maze Event for Kids Sunday, Jan. 15
Kids in grades 3 through 6 are invited to the library to make marble mazes this weekend. Join us Sunday, Jan. 15, starting at 2 p.m. at the downtown Main Library for the Marble Maze Mania event. Wo...
1/11/17 at 11:17 AM Seasonal Events for Kids at the Fargo Public Library This Week 10/18/16 at 11:40 AM
Fargo Public Library Celebrates National Fossil Day Saturday, Oct. 15 10/12/16 at 10:45 AM
Love This Day > Winter Solstice
"How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year!" Thomas Wentworth Higginson As the daylight wanes quickly in September and October in our part of the countr...
12/21/16 at 1:58 PM Moorhead woman helped prepare NASA Mars rover "Curiosity" 8/6/12 at 4:05 PM
Concordia professor helped NASA equip Curiosity Mars rover 8/6/12 at 11:22 AM
Catching Health Problems Early: Research Team Seeks Early Clues
Among the thorniest health problems around is the upswing in Type II, or so-called adult onset, diabetes. Diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic lower extremity amputations in the U.S., and...
8/31/16 at 1:38 PM Fargo native and UND alum Sam Ficenec has a definite ‘AURA’ for career-making science thanks to a ND EPSCoR program 6/13/16 at 2:09 PM
UND co-hosts, inspires American Indian high school and college students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers 6/9/16 at 4:55 PM
FPS Instructor Receives National Teaching Award
One of two state recipients of the prestigious 2016 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is a Fargo Public Schools elementary teacher. On August 22, President Obama n...
8/23/16 at 2:15 PM Elementary 21st Century Skills in Action 2/7/16 at 10:05 AM
Just like NASA Astronauts 5/13/14 at 10:00 AM
Science facility renovations aren't putting a hold on on-campus research. The Aasgaard House on the north side of Concordias campus has served many purposes over the years. The little white building ...
8/3/16 at 10:19 AM Manning Co-authors Research on Mars’ Atmosphere 7/29/13 at 1:40 PM
An Early Start in Research 12/14/12 at 11:28 AM
Pharm Tech at Bismarck State College
By Sarah Hoffbeck Is your student interested in becoming a Pharmacy Technician? Beginning this Fall 2016, NDSCS will offer the Pharmacy Technician program in collaboration with Bismarck State Colleg...
4/28/16 at 2:42 PM NDSCS-Fargo and Online Options 4/21/16 at 3:30 PM
Register for NDSCS Classes in 4 Steps! 4/15/16 at 4:18 PM
St. Croix River: Changing Climate, Changing Times
How would you describe the St. Croix Basin if you were speaking to a visitor from another part of the country? Would you talk about the charming and vibrant small towns along the lower stretch of th...
4/1/15 at 8:34 AM
Planning underway in anticipation of major research and education initiative at MSU Moorhead Regional Science Center
Planning is underway in anticipation of a major research and education initiative at the MSU Moorhead Regional Science Center. A proposal to study the restoration of developed land to a natural stat...
2/24/15 at 2:37 PM Public Invited to GIS Day Nov. 19 11/12/14 at 3:47 PM
MSUM graduates start 'Hack Fargo' 5/28/14 at 1:48 PM
Is Race Real?
Two books; two smart, well-educated writers; two entirely different opinions on race. Nicholas Wade is a former science writer for the New York Times. He released his latest book last year calledA Tr...
1/15/15 at 9:42 AM The Curious Case of Brandon's Bees 3/30/14 at 9:57 AM
In School in Germany: Mock Debate
The mock debate: a teaching method that is useful for both foreign languages, as well as subjects that deal with politics, history, culture and literature. Students involved in the debate can argue ...
5/8/14 at 4:43 PM
Atheist-Orthodox Dialogue Post 3
In this post, we continue our discussion of "origins," turning now to the origin of the Bible. I argue that there are many human authors behind the texts that make up the Bible and highlight the devel...
5/2/14 at 12:33 AM Atheist-Orthodox Dialogue Post 2 4/2/14 at 12:28 AM
Is God Outside the Material World? 10/23/12 at 7:58 PM
Bad Ideas on Television: An Antivaccination "View"
Jenny McCarthy has been hired as a "personality" on "The View," ABC's morning TV show, and this is, most likely, a very bad thing. It will give her a platform from which to proclaim bad ideas, prim...
7/22/13 at 5:43 PM Facebook Fear Factor: Cake and Pancake Mixes 4/8/13 at 9:17 PM
Scare Tactics on Facebook: BVO 4/7/13 at 8:16 PM