Science

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American Science & Surplus still caters to kitsch fans, students of all ages

Published Nov. 18, 2019

Even though American Science & Surplus has its roots in Chicago - the first store opened there in 1937 - this amazing Milwaukee landmark has been in town, with its own identity, for 38 years and counting. "Each store has a little bit of its own personality," says Kim Stenglein, store manager at the Milwaukee location, 6901 W. Oklahoma Ave.

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FoodCrush Podcast: Eat right for your genes with Sherry Zhang of Genopalate

Published Sept. 18, 2019

In this week's podcast, we take a dive into the world of genetic research with Sherry Zhang, founder and CEO of Genopalate, an innovative company which uses the power of genetic analysis to assist consumers in identifying the foods that are most beneficial to their body and health.

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Milwaukee All-Star: Teacher Zach Wiegman

Published June 28, 2015

Zach Wiegman is a middle school science teacher at St. Marcus, a Christian school where 85-90 percent of the students receive free or reduced lunches. "Teaching middle school is very rewarding. It is not a monetary reward, but rather one of meaning," says Wiegman.

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Event can send youth on a better path

Published Jan. 21, 2015

Time Warner Cable, a Winterfest sponsor, and will add an educational element to the event by demonstrating how science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) principles make activities like sledding possible.

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"Particle Fever" inspires some excitement of its own

Published June 2, 2014

A film about scientists questing through a world of classrooms and computer screens for an invisible theoretical particle and debating harder-than-diamond scientific theory sounds less destined for the big screen and more doomed for high school classrooms, playing to drowsy students on a pre-break half day. Yet Mark Levinson's documentary about the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012 defies its educational film expectations.

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Local singer explores the science of tarot

Published Dec. 29, 2013

Jen Cintrón is not the stereotypical tarot card reader. Sure, she has incense and candles and the usual New Age-ish baubles, but she is also extremely down-to-earth with a strong background in science.

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Six questions for Jamie Hyneman of "Mythbusters"

Published Dec. 3, 2013

Stars Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage are taking their hit show, "Mythbusters," on the road, and tomorrow night, their "Behind the Myths" tour arrives at the Milwaukee Theater. OnMilwaukee got a chance to talk to Hyneman and ask him about the show's most memorable myths.

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MPS school receives national recognition

Published March 6, 2013

Milwaukee Public Schools' Frederick J. Gaenslen School, 1250 E. Burleigh St., has received a national award recognizing its pre-engineering program.