space http://iowapublicradio.org en Shaping Our Galaxy: What the Milky Way Really Looks Like http://iowapublicradio.org/post/shaping-our-galaxy-what-milky-way-really-looks <p>Today we bring you four stories. First, the Iowa legislative session kicks off this week. IPR's Joyce Russell brings us inside the statehouse to give us an idea of what will and won't be worked on this year.</p><p>An otherwise healthy young boy died from the influenza virus. Patricia Quinlisk talks to host Ben Kieffer about why this flu season is different than previous years and how to limit spread of the virus.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 20:22:40 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 34998 at http://iowapublicradio.org Shaping Our Galaxy: What the Milky Way Really Looks Like From 1.8 Million Years Ago to Thousands of Light-Years Away http://iowapublicradio.org/post/18-million-years-ago-thousands-light-years-away <p>Today on River To River, host Ben Kieffer checks in with an astronomer here in Iowa, who has found something new while observing a solar system about 3,000 light years from Earth… A discovery that gives us insight on how alien solar systems are structured.</p><p>And, we look into the discovery of a 1.8-million-year-old human skull in Europe that has ignited debate on the origins of distinct species of ancient human relatives.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:27:13 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 30902 at http://iowapublicradio.org From 1.8 Million Years Ago to Thousands of Light-Years Away Ira Flatow and Dark Matter http://iowapublicradio.org/post/ira-flatow-and-dark-matter <p><a href="http://www.sciencefriday.com/">Science Friday</a> Host Ira Flatow discusses the art of science journalism.&nbsp; Flatow will be in Des Moines next week as part of Iowa Public Radio's <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/iprs-insights-series-presents-ira-flatow">Insight Series</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Also, astrophysicist <a href="http://astro.physics.uiowa.edu/~www/faculty/phillip_kaaret.html">Philip Kaaret</a> from the University of Iowa and Iowa State University astronomer <a href="http://www.public.iastate.edu/~sdk/">Steven Kawaler</a> explain dark matter.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 14:37:27 +0000 Ben Kieffer 18768 at http://iowapublicradio.org Ira Flatow and Dark Matter Launch of Radiation Belt Storm Probes Delayed http://iowapublicradio.org/post/launch-radiation-belt-storm-probes-delayed <p>NASA's launch of the Radiation Belt Storm Probes developed, in part, by University of Iowa Professor of Physics and Astronomy Craig Kletzing has been delayed.&nbsp; The Atlas rocket is now scheduled to lift off on Thursday.&nbsp; River to River's Ben Kieffer speaks with Kletzing about the delay, and the project's eventual goals.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 19:38:34 +0000 Katherine Perkins 7012 at http://iowapublicradio.org Launch of Radiation Belt Storm Probes Delayed