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The Buffalo Museum of Science has an awful lot to offer. The exhibits are always changing, there is so much to do and learn. It's fun for everyone and kids have a great time. And let's face it - getting our kids interested in science at a young age can only help them down the line. In addition to the exhibits, the museum offers a few cool classes for kids. So, on a c…

Don Paul, the meteorologist who retired from Channel 4 earlier this year after more than 30 years on Buffalo TV, is bringing his talents to The Buffalo News as a contributing writer of articles on weather, climate and related sciences. This is the first of those articles. As we enter the muggies season, I can tell you the dewpoint is a more accurate representation of how …

The news that Niagara Falls may go dry within the next few years has sparked interesting -- and at times, amusing -- Internet debate. For instance, Randall Munroe, creator of web comic XKCD and author of the book "What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions," broke down whether Niagara Falls could be consumed through a straw (an alternate means o…

We tend to view improvisation as the exclusive province of artists. We don't typically think of scientists as great improvisers, at least not the way we think of the inspired trills of John Coltrane or the low-brow antics of Wayne Brady. But perhaps we should. Hallwalls' Science and Art Cabaret, a long-running series of periodic meetings of artsy science types and …