Science and Technology

Cracking Open How Dinosaurs Hatched

Jan 7, 2017

A Trip to a Gadget Nirvana

Jan 7, 2017

The weight of gender bias on women’s scientific careers

Jan 1, 2017

A series of high-profile sexual misconduct investigations have sent waves through the scientific academy this year.

In recent years, the opioid epidemic has touched a staggering number of American families.

Nationwide, more than 52,000 people died of a drug overdose in 2015. Of those deaths, 33,000 involved opioids such as prescription pain relievers or heroin, according to data released in December by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In all, more than 300,000 Americans have lost their lives to an opioid overdose since 2000.

Space Trivia, and a Cosmic Trip Planner

Dec 24, 2016

Notes on Composing for Science

Dec 24, 2016

A True Story of High Drama in Space

Dec 24, 2016

A Somber Room of Climate Scientists

Dec 17, 2016

Going All In on Clean Energy

Dec 17, 2016

The Cost of Co-Pay Drug Coupons

Dec 10, 2016

MU Program Gives $500k to Fund Biomedical Projects

Oct 13, 2016
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An MU program created to improve patient care awarded $500,000 to five different research teams on Tuesday.

The Coulter Translational Partnership Program’s goal is to accelerate the use of biomedical innovations to help patients. The partnership is between MU and the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation.

The money will fund projects focusing on a range of medical experiments, including treating vertebral compression fractures, protecting corneal tissue and visualizing the coronary artery.

Excited and hungry, three children chant as food is served (“We want potatoes! Potatoes!) and ask what else is for dinner (fish and green beans as it happens). The hubbub continues until Mom cracks down:

“Please! Sit. On your bottom.” The children obey. They continue to buzz as they eat.



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Charles Bassett wants you to buy hamburgers made from his Missouri cows. That’s why the Missouri rancher wants to pay an extra dollar into an industry-created fund every time he sells one of his cattle.

Charles Bassett wants you to buy hamburgers made from his Missouri cows. That’s why the Missouri rancher wants to pay an extra dollar into an industry-created fund every time he sells one of his cattle.

Cannabis is beginning to look a lot like a commodity crop.

After spending decades in darkened basements and secreted away on small parcels of land, marijuana growers are commercializing once-illegal plant varieties: industrial hemp, recreational marijuana and medical cannabis.

As more states legalize the growth of certain types of cannabis, those in the industry are turning to traditional farmers for help in an effort to transform the plant from black market scourge to the next big American cash crop.

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During the season of Lent, many Catholics don’t eat meat on Fridays. Fish, though, is considered fair game, so the Friday night fish fry has become an annual tradition at churches across the country. 

Fridays between Ash Wednesday and Easter you’ll find hundreds of hungry parishioners lining up at church fish frys around the Midwest.  All of that frying uses up vegetable oil that can just go to waste, but there are some people putting it to good use.

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