Science Matters | August 5, 2015

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Last fall, building inspectors rappelled up and down the Gateway Arch and dangled precariously over the side.  Since then, extensive laboratory analysis of the information collected has revealed just why the Arch has stains and answered the question: is it dirt or damage?
 
Bats might make you cringe, but they have an important role in our environment. Scientists are working to fight the fast-spreading disease that’s decimating the bat population.
 
Compared to students in other developed countries, American kids score below average in math. This story looks at how some teachers are developing innovative methods to improve the classroom experience and enhance learning retention.
 
The white sturgeon is the continent’s largest fresh water fish, but poachers who want their eggs for caviar are putting the species survival in peril.