science http://kmuw.org en OnWords: Because Science! http://kmuw.org/post/onwords-because-science <p></p><p></p><p>Those of us tuned in to social media have probably run across someone using a term like “because science” to explain something factual or amazing or both.</p><p>But “science” is often used when we really mean “technology.”</p><p>To see the difference, look at your cell phone. It’s a neat little bit of technology, but how often do we think about the science behind it? More to the point, how many of us really care?</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:30:00 +0000 Lael Ewy 29310 at http://kmuw.org OnWords: Because Science! OnWords: "Studies Show" We're Afraid Of Uncertainty http://kmuw.org/post/onwords-studies-show-were-afraid-uncertainty <p></p><p>Journalists and bloggers, teachers and everybody on Facebook love to use the phrase “studies show.”</p><p>I love it, too.</p><p>“Studies show” tickles the part of us that asserts a superior sort of rationality and an up-to-date command of the facts. It makes us feel smart, particularly when the study we cite is surprising or new, but especially when it reinforces what we already believe.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 18:30:00 +0000 Lael Ewy 28746 at http://kmuw.org OnWords: "Studies Show" We're Afraid Of Uncertainty State Board Of Education Adopts Science Standards http://kmuw.org/post/state-board-education-adopts-science-standards <p></p><p>The Kansas state school board has approved new science standards for public schools. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 22:46:26 +0000 Associated Press 18709 at http://kmuw.org The Human Factor: That's Not Science! http://kmuw.org/post/human-factor-thats-not-science <p>Throughout history snake oil salesmen have tried and succeeded at duping people with pseudo scientific nonsense:</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 14:00:35 +0000 Joseph R. Keebler 17896 at http://kmuw.org The Human Factor: That's Not Science! 1,100 Expected To Turn Out For Kansas Science Olympiad http://kmuw.org/post/1100-expected-turn-out-kansas-science-olympiad <p>The Kansas Science Olympiad takes place in Wichita Saturday.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Students from 30 middle and high schools across the state will compete in events like bridge building, thermodynamics and robotics.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wichita State University has hosted the O</span>lympiad<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for 26 years.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 11:25:43 +0000 Kate Clause 15231 at http://kmuw.org 1,100 Expected To Turn Out For Kansas Science Olympiad