Science & Technology

Science and Technology

Apollo 15 astronauts photo

Last week’s MoonFest events at MSU’s Abrams Planetarium celebrating the first steps on the moon 50 years ago has us remembering the Apollo space missions.

Forty-eight years ago this week, Apollo 15 launched. It was NASA’s fifth mission carrying astronauts to the surface of the moon. It’s especially important in Michigan history because all three astronauts aboard had ties to the state.

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Every chef has their own technique when it comes to cooking, roasting, broiling or grilling for the best flavor, but most agree on one important step – meat should rest after cooking and before slicing.

Curious Crew Members Share Audition & Show Insights

Apr 30, 2019
Curious Crew
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The Emmy award winning program Curious Crew allows inquisitive children from here in Michigan to explore STEM concepts and fun doing it! It’s taped right here at WKAR and we’re auditioning new members on Saturday. 

WKAR's Serving Up Science Closes 2019 MSU Science Festival

Apr 21, 2019
Serving Up Science, MSU Science Festival
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WKAR's podcast "Serving Up Science" taught dozens of people about the science behind taste. It was the final signature event of Michigan State University's seventh annual Science Festival.

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Are you a supertaster? You can find out at Serving Up Science's live show this weekend. Sheril and Karel will be at the Kellogg Center on Saturday, April 20 as the last show during the Michigan State University Science Festival this year.

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Most people know the four main senses of taste: sweet, sour, bitter, and salty. But there’s also a fifth sense, which is more complex. Umami.

Mackinac Bridge
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Researchers are preparing for the next phase of an engineering study that uses the Mackinac Bridge to test a new type of sensor that can help identify maintenance needs.

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On this week's episode of Serving Up Science, science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum and WKAR's Karel Vega discuss the repercussions of swill milk during the 1850's.

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Sharing similar personalities is not a predictor for long term relationship happiness, according to a new study out of Michigan State University. 

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On this episode of Serving Up Science, science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum and WKAR's Karel Vega discuss the impact of eating red meat on the human diet and the environment, in relation to the EAT-Lancet Commission report.