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Text messaging is on the rise

October 15, 2010

Texting comparison graphA new study shows that text messaging is on the rise.  The study shows that teens, 13-17, send at least 50 texts a day, 15 percent of those teens and 18 percent of adults 18 to 24 text more than 200 messages a day, while just 3 percent of adults 25 to 29 do the same.

Among adult cell phone users, 72 percent of them now send and receive text messages, up from 65 percent in September 2009, and 58 percent in December 2007, according to “Cell Phones and American Adults“.   15 percent of teens 12-17, and 18 percent of adults 18 to 24 text message more than 200 messages a day, while just 3 percent of adults 25 to 29 do the same.”

Science Cafe – Fear of Snakes

July 8, 2010

Is a person’s fear of snakes an evolutionary response or learned behavior, maybe both? Myths about snakes causeFear of Snakes - Cafe Semolino many people to fear these beneficial and highly misunderstood animals; however, some researchers report that this fear is ingrained in our DNA. The next Science Cafe is Tuesday, July 13 at 7:00 pm at Cafe Semolino in Hays, KS.

The “Great Green Wall” of Africa

June 23, 2010

A group of African nations are meeting to discuss plans to plant a continuous line of trees across the continent.  The “Great Green Wall” involves constructing a tree belt 9 miles (15 kilometers) wide and 4,831 miles (7,775 kilometers) long across the southern edge of the Sahara which includes 11 African countries from Senegal in the west to Djibouti, Ethiopia and the Indian Ocean in the east. 

Scientists hope the “Great Green Wall” will stop the encroaching desert, slow soil erosion, help slow wind speeds and help rainwater filter into the ground.

KAMS students return from a successful trip to Intel ISEF!

May 26, 2010

Two KAMS students recently returned from competing in the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair. Read a recent Hays Daily News article on the success of our students. Congratulations on a job well done!

Science Cafe Tomorrow at 7pm

April 20, 2010

Astronomy Program To View Saturn Tonight!

April 16, 2010
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Come to FHSU tonight and view Saturn.  The program starts at 8pm in Tomanek Hall Rm 106 with a presentation by JPL Solar System Ambassador, Paul Adams, on “Saturn: A 2 Billion Mile Adventure.”  Following the presentation, weather permitting, we will be viewing Saturn.  In the event of clouds, tours will be provided of the Tomanek Hall Observation Deck and the Observatory in Albertson Hall.

Free Lecture at Sternberg Museum

April 15, 2010

Dr. Paul Sereno, Professor, University of Chicago, and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, will present “When Crocs Ate Dinosaurs,” a public program on his fossil expeditions and scientific research, at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History on Saturday, April 17, at 7 p.m.. The program is free and open to the public.

Dr. Sereno led a team of fossil hunters into the Sahara Desert in Niger in 1997 and again in 2000. These expeditions yielded partial skeletons and numerous skulls of 40-foot Sarcosuchus, the largest crocodile that ever walked the earth. They also yielded 20 tons of other fossils, a National Geographic documentary, and the traveling exhibition “The Science of SuperCroc,” which is on display at the Sternberg Museum through August 5.

Dr. Sereno is also President and cofounder of Project Exploration, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making science accessible to the public–especially minority youth and girls–through personalized experiences with science and scientists.