Category: Minnesota Public Radio

How do babies learn to talk?

July 7th, 2015 in 2015, Minnesota Public Radio, Newsmakers, Sargent College, Sudha Arunachalam 0 comments

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Sudha Arunachalam, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Babies can learn whatever language (or languages) they’re exposed to. But how do they do it?…

Expert quote:

“They understand so much more than they say. And they are listening very, very carefully. They are listening for patterns in what you say and they’re picking up on so much. So it’s important to remember that they’re listening and they might understand more than you think they do.”

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Where did language come from?

July 1st, 2015 in 2015, Minnesota Public Radio, Newsmakers, Sargent College, Sudha Arunachalam 0 comments

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Sudha Arunachalam, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Where did language come from? Is it possible to know without traveling back in time? And how do babies learn to speak?…

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But what about the Ideal Gas Law?

May 12th, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Martin Schmaltz, Minnesota Public Radio, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Martin Schmaltz, College of Arts & Sciences

The New England Patriots said science proves they didn’t deflate footballs during the AFC Championship game. As it turns out, science comes close to proving they did…

Expert quote:

“A lot of the text message stuff, that looks pretty damning to me. The science I don’t think is a slam dunk in terms of convicting them, but it also looks much more likely (than not) this was done just based on the science.”

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Xs, Os, and the Ideal Gas Law

January 22nd, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Martin Schmaltz, Minnesota Public Radio, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Martin Schmaltz, College of Arts & Sciences

Honk if you predicted that an AFC Championship game would lead to a debate over the proper application of the Ideal Gas Law…

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Supreme Court hands two wins to supporters of same-sex marriage

June 26th, 2013 in 2013, Linda McClain, Minnesota Public Radio, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Linda McClain, School of Law

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Obama administration wants to loosen antibiotic approvals

June 10th, 2013 in 2013, Kevin Outterson, Minnesota Public Radio, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Kevin Outterson, School of Law

What do you do when bugs are outwitting drugs? That’s the situation the medical community is facing with antibiotics…

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Mayo, a financial powerhouse, is poised to propel expansion

February 25th, 2013 in 2013, Elizabeth Keating, Minnesota Public Radio, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Elizabeth Keating, School of Management

Mayo Clinic wants to invest billions of dollars of its own money in a project aimed at bolstering the medical center’s position as a world destination for health care…

Expert quote:

“From a profitability standpoint they are successful. I don’t doubt people will step forward and write large checks. In a 20-year period, they should be able to successfully put together a package of financing and donations that’ll allow them to do this.”

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Analyzing Romney’s RNC speech

August 31st, 2012 in 2012, College of General Studies, Minnesota Public Radio, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

In Mitt Romney’s biggest moment of the 2012 campaign Thursday night at the Republican National Convention, the GOP candidate for president railed on President Obama for his sweeping inspirational ideas for the country and his failure producing the results he promised…

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The patent wars: Yahoo vs. Facebook

April 9th, 2012 in 2012, James Bessen, Minnesota Public Radio, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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James Bessen, School of Law

Facebook is stepping up its patent dispute with Yahoo by filing its own lawsuit against the struggling Internet icon…

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