Tag Archives: University of Minnesota

Stranger Than Nature; Evolving New Proteins

A few days ago, I wrote about a study showing that it’s a-okay to give flu shots to children with egg allergies, which was actually up for debate since vaccines are typically produced in chicken eggs. I also mentioned that … Continue reading

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More Bang For Your Buck

So I just thought I’d bring up another plus about Big Ten schools today. Besides most all of them being in the top 50 in research expenditures every year, they’re also overwhelmingly state schools. Which means their cheap. Don’t believe … Continue reading

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The Demise of Wikipedia (Don’t Worry, Not Yet)

You use it, I use it, we all use it. Somehow, someway, our entire culture has become reliant on one single source for all of our information. Luckily, it isn’t Fox News. It’s Wikipedia. The popularity of the crowd-sourced encyclopedia … Continue reading

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To Lose Weight, Ignore Healthy Meals and Snacks

As the holiday season is now upon us, there is one topic that newspapers, magazines, news shows and blogs can’t get enough of – weight. With all of the gluttony partaking during this time of year, a lot of attention … Continue reading

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How Dumb (or Full of Integrity?) is Your State?

This one’s pretty straight forward, folks. A new study from the University of Minnesota has – for the first time – analyzed every state’s rates for holding children back a year in 1st through 8th grade. Using the U.S. Department … Continue reading

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Capturing CO2 to Produce Clean Energy

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of basic science. Exploring the way the world works just to understand it better is a noble pursuit. However, all too often research won’t get funded unless the principle investigator can show evidence … Continue reading

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Can Women Educate Themselves Out of a Family?

Shocking news from the University of Minnesota this week; when women can’t find a good husband they tend to put more energy into their careers. While something that I likely could have predicted, the statistics to prove the point are … Continue reading

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