National Science Bowl

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A Calloway County Middle School Science Bowl team placed first in the regional Science Bowl competition, competing against 17 teams from two states. They will compete in the National Science Bowl in Washington D.C. at the end of April.

"Which of the following organelles would be most abundant in cells that are producing large amounts of ATP through oxidative metabolism?" If you were a middle school student participating in the National Science Bowl, then you'd know the answer is probably... mitochondria? On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Jan Tyler, National Science Bowl Coordinator of the Department of Energy's Office of Science to learn more about the West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl, for which high school teams have until February 11 to register - and there are a few openings for middle school teams, whose competition is February 6.

Afternoon Round-Up 4/26/12

Apr 26, 2012
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Today on NPR: It's been 20 years since Los Angeles erupted in riots after the acquittal of four white police officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King. The city has seen a lot of changes since then, but the police department has undergone an outright transformation.

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