Science

Health & Science
5:30 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

NASA's Chandra X-Ray Telescope Explores Universe's Hot Spots

Labeled illustration of the Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Credit NASA/CXC/NGST

In 2005, Marquette University established the George Coyne lecture series on Astronomy and Astrophysics. Each year since then, the University invites a distinguished speaker to campus to deliver a talk. And every year, Lake Effect has interviewed those speakers, beginning with Father Coyne himself in 2006.

In September 2013, that speaker was Harvey Tananbaum.  Dr. Tananbaum is the director of NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Boston.

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Health & Science
3:48 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Milwaukee Astronomer Will Fly High into Stratosphere Aboard NASA Aircraft

NASA's SOFIA aircraft will take two Milwaukee educators and others into the stratosphere to collect data on the universe using a special infrared telescope.
Credit NASA/Carla Thomas

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews astronomy contributor Jean Creighton.

A Milwaukee astronomer is about to take the trip of a lifetime, traveling 45,000 feet into the sky aboard a NASA aircraft.

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Health & Science
5:36 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Are You Obese Because Grandma Starved? Milwaukee Researcher Says It's Possible

Epigenetics explained: "Three generations at once are exposed to the same environmental conditions (diet, toxins, hormones, etc.). In order to provide a convincing case for epigenetic inheritance, an epigenetic change must be observed in the 4th generation."
Credit University of Utah Health Services

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Dr. Rob Lane, an expert in epigenetics.

We all know our inherited DNA shapes us, but a Milwaukee researcher says how our parents - and even our grandparents - lived could also affect our genes.

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Health & Science
2:00 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

2013's Top 5 Astronomical Stories

Curiosity is testing rock samples on Mars.
NASA

Throughout 2013, Dr. Jean Creighton kept her eye on astronomical news. From a fireball in Russia to the Kepler Telescope, Creighton highlights her top five stories of the year.

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Health & Science
5:15 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Top 5 Science Stories of 2013

Discover Magazine released its top 100 science news stories in 2013 in their newest issue.
Credit discovermagazine.com

The Waukesha-based Discover Magazine has compiled a list of the top 100 science news stories for 2013.

Editor-in-chief Steve George shares the top 5:

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