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UNL study says we view women as sexual objects and men as people Lincoln, NE (2012-08-22) Women are a series of sexual body parts strung together - or at least, that's how we view them, according to a recent study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The fact that men do this might not be surprising, but researchers say they're not the only ones. NET News reporter Hilary Stohs-Krause has more in today's Signature Story.
Toxic trash: Nebraska removes potentially dangerous chemicals from school science labs Beatrice, Ne (2012-08-08) The calendar has turned to August, and teachers and students are getting ready for a new school year. While classrooms were empty over the summer, some Nebraska high schools took the opportunity to get rid of unused toxic chemicals in science labs.
Big changes proposed for Platte River irrigation Holdrege, NE (2012-06-28) Supporters say switching from using the Platte River for irrigation to using wells will save water and help Nebraska meet its obligations to help preserve endangered species. Skeptics fear the proposal will hurt a system that's working well for them. NET News reporter Fred Knapp has more in this Signature Story.
TRAIN TUESDAYS: World's largest train yard employs unusual ally to sort cars North Platte, NE (2012-06-05) The world's largest train yard operates in Nebraska. It sorts 3,000 rail cars a day, some of them weighing 25,000 tons. Its secret weapon? Gravity. Learn more in today's Signature Story from NET News reporter Perry Stoner, part of our weekly June series "Train Tuesdays."
Exploring Nebraska's renewable energy potential key topic at open houses Lincoln, NE (2012-05-09) Nebraska's publicly-owned power utilities must strike a balance between renewable and low-cost energy, and at recent open houses, residents highlighted these sometimes opposing goals.
Researchers in North Platte seek to decrease chemical drift on farms North Platte, NE (2012-04-25) For many in Nebraska, wind is merely an occasional nuisance. But for farmers, it can have an impact on their livelihood. University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers are using a new wind tunnel facility to find out ways to improve chemical application in agriculture. NET News reporter Perry Stoner has more.
Nebraska Science Olympiad tests high school students' mental, not physical, skills Lincoln, NE (2012-04-20) Each spring, an Olympic event takes place in Nebraska that draws hundreds of middle school and high school students. But this Olympics in't about physical feats of strength, speed or endurance - it's an Olympiad for the mind. In today's Signature Story, NET's Gary Hochman talks with some Nebraska Science Olympiad hopefuls as they hone their skills.
Nebraska burn training underway as Colorado temporarily bans the practice Gothenburg, NE (2012-03-30) As Colorado issued a temporary statewide ban on the use of intentionally set "prescribed burns," a clinic in Nebraska was teaching ecologists and firefighters from around the country how to conduct such exercises safely. Bill Kelly spent the day watching the training.
Is your political preference based in biology? Lincoln, NE (2012-02-22) The way you act is determined by your genetic make-up. Or is it? The last decade has seen more and more academics embracing the idea that there are biological indicators for human behavior, but to what extent remains hotly contested. In today's Signature Story, NET News reporter Hilary Stohs-Krause looks at new research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the controversy surrounding it.
Assessing the additives Columbia, MO (2012-02-20) If you want a definitive answer on food industry claims, like 'natural,' or 'fresh,' you could pore over pages of advice from government agencies or check out consumer advocate websites. Of course, you might start by reading the labels. But these ingredients - or additives - can be difficult to interpret.
Health group pushes farmers to reduce antibiotic use Des Moines, Iowa (2012-01-23) Though the FDA recently backed away from a proposal that would ban the use of some antibiotics in livestock feed, health advocacy groups are campaigning to eliminate the practice - and they're taking their message directly to farmers.
Energy Academy looks to turn interest in science into careers Nebraska City, NE (2011-12-01) Southeast Nebraska features coal, wind and nuclear facilities. It's a good place to study the energy industry. That's what several high schools are doing this year as part of the Energy Academy, a program supplementing science education and helping students investigate possible careers in the energy industry.
3D technology revealing vision issues Lincoln, NE (2011-10-14) As 3D video games and televisions come on the market, there is some concern about potential vision problems. Perry Stoner reports optometrists in Nebraska are seeing 3D as a way to identify binocular vision shortcomings.
COAL AT THE CROSSROADS: Mercury rises on coal costs LINCOLN, NE (2011-09-27) Power companies will be required to spend millions to meet new rules from the Environmental Protection Agency. Industry groups say rapid changes from the EPA threaten to shake the fragile economy. The EPA says new limits on mercury and other pollutants from coal fired power plants will save billions in damage to health and the environment. This is the first in a four-part series on coal, titled "Coal at the Crossroads."
Researchers seek better approach to healing wounds Omaha, NE (2011-09-02) Some small animals, like salamanders, don't scar when injured; instead, they regenerate tissue that allows them to grow a new leg or tail. Mammals, including humans, don't have the capacity to regenerate tissue. However, researchers in Omaha and Lincoln are working on ways to bridge that gap. Perry Stoner reports as part of NET's QUEST science project.
New EPA standards could impact Omaha Omaha, NE (2011-07-28) Omaha and Nebraska officials are working on ways to reduce air pollution in Omaha even before new EPA standards are released.
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