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Wisconsin Science Festival set to start next week

Posted: Friday, September 20, 2013 --- 6:29 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The third annual Wisconsin Science Festival is set to start next week.

The festival is slated to begin on Sept. 26 and run for four days. The festival is anchored at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Institute for Discovery but will feature events around the state.

Headliners include Ira Flatow, the host of National Public Radio's Science Friday, Nobel laureate Roald Hoffmann and Pulitzer Prize-winning mystery author Deborah Blum. Events will include the physics of football, live science fiction radio and a dozen activities exploring the science of food.

A complete listing of events and locations is available on the festival's website. Admission is free.

UW-Madison, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and Morgridge Institute for Research are producing the festival.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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