Aging Baby Boomers will need “age-friendly” cities

By Catherine Wheeler ORLANDO — Public transportation, access to health care, and walkability. Those are just a few things older Americans should consider when looking for a place to live. As the Baby Boomer generation ages, more people are thinking about how cities can meet the needs of older Americans. “Age-friendly cities” are cities that offer accommodations and…

The Big Electron radio show breaks down big ideas

By Catherine Wheeler Ever wonder how the iPhone touch screen works or want to know what the stages of cancer really are? Those are just some of the topics discussed on a local Columbia radio show, making science a little more understandable. The Big Electron on KCOU 88.1 FM makes science topics understandable for those do not have an…

Science enthusiasts get ready for local March for Science

By Jing Ren COLUMBIA – Scientists and science enthusiasts in Columbia are getting ready for a gathering to defend the role of science. On Earth Day, April 22, the organization March for Science in Mid-Missouri will hold a local version of the Washington D.C. March for Science, a national non-partisan event promoting robust funding and…