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Scientific Agenda

Scientific Agenda reports on important and interesting developments from the world of science in Minnesota and elsewhere. Coverage includes reports from MinnPost journalist Sharon Schmickle, Inside Science News Service, and other sources.

What weathermen know about climate change

A study released by the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication in Fairfax, Va., showed that 27 percent of broadcast meteorologists believe that global warming is a scam.

Where lightning strikes more than twice

The U.S. National Lightning Detection Network monitors cloud-to-ground lightning activity across the U.S. and has just released their latest data on lightning strikes from 1996-2008 and lightning deaths from 1999-2008.

Why hammerhead sharks have a wide nose

The wide spacing between the nostrils may help broad-nosed sharks track down their prey much quicker than sharks with smaller, pointy-shaped heads, according to new research that reexamines how the animals smell.

Stability of new World Cup ball tested

WASHINGTON  — Every four years, a new official soccer ball is designed for and used during World Cup matches. And every four years, players criticize the new ball. But this time around, the athletes have science on their side.

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