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December, 2018
As a result of light pollution, nearly 80% of Americans cannot see the Milky Way from their homes at night. In this 360-video experience, join a group of people who travel to the  Nebraska's Sand Hills to reconnect.
A group of scientists are experimenting with drones to see if this developing technology can be used to combat wildfires and save lives. Follow along on their first “real-world” scenario as they perform a prescribed burn at... more››
A group of UNL students compete for bragging rights in diagnosing dirt… or the science of soil. In just under an hour, the students must analyze the content and quality of soil in a particular area. Our cameras capture these... more››
Scientists at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium discuss their conservation efforts.

Science | Nebraska

Vacant lots are a big problem for cities that have lost a lot of their population, like Detroit and Cleveland. That’s got people tinkering with ways to do something meaningful with the space, such as plant an urban farm or create a neighborhood park.
Cannabis has been in the news recently, with states like Colorado and Washington legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. But the cannabis plant is surprisingly versatile, and drugs aren’t the only thing produced from it.
Much of the water that flows through Nebraska originates high up in the Rocky Mountains. Each winter, as snow accumulates there, hydrologists calculate how much water that melts from it will end up downstream.
Every spring, millions of birds migrate through the Platte River in central Nebraska on their way north. They’ve been doing it for thousands of years.
The United States has a long history of making and storing military weapons around the country. Some of those sites became contaminated, requiring lengthy and expensive environmental cleanups.

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