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Here’s Why You May Be Aging Faster Than Your Friends

We all have friends who were born in the same year but look years younger (or older) than we do. Now researchers say that such perceptions aren’t …

43 free career-advancing courses you can take (and actually finish) this summer

Yes, summer is the perfect time to relax and recharge. But, it's also the perfect time to pick up a few new skills. Put that relaxed brain (and work …

Hibernating bears could hold the key to long-distance space travel

Bone weakness is a significant problem for astronauts, but a unique biological process that occurs in hibernating bears could be the basis for a new therapy<p>Astronauts could protect themselves against bone wastage by harnessing a unique biological process that allows black bears to maintain their …

35 Hidden Podcasts You Really Should Be Listening To

Because the second series of Serial still hasn't bloody arrived yet.<p>1. <i>Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids</i> (suggested by teaganfe)<p>The title sums it up. As teaganfe says: "'Grown ups' read short fiction, diary entries, letters, and more that they wrote as young children or teens <b>to a live …

Pluto may have spots the size of Missouri

Dark spots emerge on the surface of Pluto in recent images from the New Horizons spacecraft.

Insurance companies to provide eating disorder treatment coverage in Missouri

Although eating disorders can affect anyone, one of the most prevalent places they’re found is on college campuses.<p>“It’s kind of a recipe in a way for eating disorders if you are vulnerable to developing one,” Claire Mysko, director of programs at the National Eating Disorders Association, says. …

Marijuana News and Information

80 People Affected by Mass Overdose of Synthetic Marijuana in Connecticut<p>Mass Overdose of Synthetic Marijuana in Connecticut Affects at Least 80 …

Cannabis

New Study Reveals Missouri Wine Industry Has Grown Significantly in the Last Decade

Updated:Sunday, July 1 2018 12:21 AM EDT2018-07-01 04:21:25 GMT<p>The Newton County sheriff confirms an inmate died in custody at the jail Friday …

Data: Drug and medical device companies paid $72 million to Missouri doctors in 17 months

Financial disclosures aren’t just for political candidates. New data released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shows that Missouri …

Health Care

No expansion projects for the next five years, says MoDOT

No Missouri Department of Transportation expansion projects, such as new lanes, interchanges or bridges, are planned over the next five years. That …

11 Vegetables Anyone Can Grow on Their Own

1. <b>Sprouts</b><p>Growing your own sprouts is quite easy, and you don't need a whole lot of space either; they can even be grown indoors. Sprouts may be …

Legislature says Missouri cities can't ban plastic bags or set 'living wage'

Cities would be unable to ban the use of plastic bags under a bill passed by the Missouri Legislature on Wednesday. The bill, House Bill 722, also …

St. Louis

Jason Kander slams Roy Blunt as all-Washington and no-Missouri

Missouri’s likely Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, Jason Kander, characterized incumbent Republican Roy Blunt Saturday night as a Washington …

Satanists Sue for 'Religious Exemption' to Keep Abortion in Missouri

A branch of the Satanic Temple sued Missouri on Friday seeking a religious exemption to the state's mandatory 72-hour law regarding abortion after a …

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Deadly bird flu strikes poultry farms in several states

Missouri agriculture officials have quarantined two commercial poultry facilities after a lethal strain of avian influenza, or bird flu was detected. …

20 Legendary Day Hikes in the National Parks

The greatest hikes in U.S. national parks aren't necessarily the longest. Here are 20 treks that get hikers into the best a park has to offer in just a day.