University of Missouri

The eclipse’s effects on animals will be wild

Solar eclipses confuse hippos, and piss pigeons off<p>When the Moon blotted out the Sun over Zimbabwe during a 2001 eclipse, a pod of sleeping hippos woke up from their nap. Astronomer Paul Murdin was part of a team of 250 people documenting the eclipse’s effects, and he had been put on hippo duty. He …

Wildlife

4 Ways Your Smartphone Is Changing Your Brain

What is all this screen time *actually* doing to our minds?<p>An incredible 81% of us have our smartphones within arm's reach nearly all the time, and …

The Brain

Dicamba Injured Estimated 3.1Mln Soybean Acres; Will it Work as PrePlant Burndown? – DTN

Jeremy Wolf saw nearly half his soybean acreage injured this summer from dicamba herbicide that went astray. What’s troubling him now, though, is …

Agriculture

College Campus Meltdown

If you are like me, you are wondering what is happening on college campuses. The easy answer, is education. But, that is no longer the sole purpose of the university experience.<p>Parents recognize that today, activism has become not only a force for change on college campuses, but actually, a subject …

Education

Will The Eclipse Make Crops And Animals Flip Out? Scientists Ask (Really)

Support the news<p>On Aug. 21, a 70-mile-wide ribbon from Oregon to South Carolina called the "path of totality" will experience a total solar eclipse. …

Agriculture

Your pets might start acting a little strange during the eclipse

We’re all so focused on where and how to see the August 21 solar eclipse that we’ve forgotten about something important: our pets.<p>I mean, dog and …

Astronomy

Donald Trump’s idea about tearing down statues of George Washington isn’t all that crazy

During a heated press conference Tuesday that saw President Donald Trump insist there were “very fine people on both sides” of a white supremacist …

Donald Trump

Charles Harris gives the Dolphins another option at linebacker

COLUMBIA , MO - SEPTEMBER 20: Running back D'Angelo Roberts<p>The Miami Dolphins linebacker corps has been getting attention in Training Camp for all of …

NFL

What Can Scientists Actually Do With an Eclipse?

Solar eclipses are certainly one of the most striking astrophysical phenomena. The most important light of the day, the Sun, gets blacked out by the …

Astronomy

Dolphins DE Charles Harris Wants To Use His Speed More

<b>Miami Dolphins</b> rookie defensive end <b>Charles Harris</b> wants to do a better job of utilizing his speed when getting off of the line and rushing the …

NFL

Words for the wise in Charlottesville

The old adage says that the wrong set of words can sometimes be lethal. Anyone who doubts this should consider the case of our 45th president, who …

Charlottesville

Increased risk of heart attack, stroke soon after cancer diagnosis

Reuters Health - Patients with cancer have higher risks of heart attack and stroke from blood clots, especially in the first few months after diagnosis, compared with people who don't have cancer, researchers report.<p>"A new diagnosis of cancer is associated with more than a doubling in risk of …

Cancer

Should we keep investing in public universities?

A college education has always been described as an investment in the future — for students, and more broadly, for American society. Parents and …

Higher Education

St. Louis losing business as result of NAACP travel advisory, head of city tourism agency says

<b>ST. LOUIS</b> • The head of the city's tourism and convention agency said hotels have lost business as a result of a travel advisory issued by the …

Rights & Freedoms

Powerful new genetic tool available to crop researchers

A new gene-editing tool will move crop genetics ahead in a faster, more precise way.<p>CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic …

Genetics

A look at a NAACP travel warning to would-be Missouri guests

St. Louis' hospitality industry says it's starting to see lost business that's perhaps tied to the NAACP's travel warning to would-be visitors to …

Rights & Freedoms

University of Missouri adjusts to budget cuts | Miami Herald

Administrators at the University of Missouri in Columbia are working to maintain research and education opportunities despite proposed budget cuts …

Business

These New Gadgets Could Be Game Changers for Senior Living

From sophisticated sensors to assistive staircases to VR systems, new technologies promise to help older people live independently for longer.<p>Subscribe<p>Let our news meet your inbox.<p>SIGN UP<p>A sophisticated depth sensor hanging over the front door of an elderly couple’s home in eastern South Dakota …

Virtual Reality

How we communicate is changing. So should the way we think about free speech.

As college students wrap up summer jobs and internships, university administrations are girding for another round of campus battles over issues of free speech, protest, and the university’s role as a setting for education and intellectual exploration. For those a step removed from today’s college …

Milo Yiannopoulos

Cadmium may raise risk of endometrial cancer

Women may be at higher risk of endometrial cancer if they have raised levels of cadmium, a toxic metal that mimics estrogen in the body. So suggest …

Cancer

Finding Meaning in Life Is Way Easier Than You Think, Says Science

Want to feel better about your life? Just brush up on the latest psychological studies of how we really find meaning.<p>Columns like this one often talk about success but rarely about meaning. Why is that?<p>Perhaps because in the popular imagination meaning is mysterious and hard. We picture wise sages …

Happiness

Four UK news sources among top 10 most trusted in US – survey

Economist, Reuters, BBC and the Guardian rated highly by US readers, while Breitbart and BuzzFeed among least trusted<p>Four of the 10 most trusted sources of news among US readers are based in Britain, according to a survey.<p>The Economist was the most trusted source, with Reuters third, the BBC fourth …

Journalism

How Can CNN Possibly Claim It’s ‘The Most Trusted Name in News’?

CNN has touted itself as “the most trusted name in news” for as long as anyone can remember, and viewers of the channel are reminded of this every …

Longtime Mizzou fan Bill Cocos remembered for loyalty

When Missouri’s football team beat Kansas in the epic 2007 Border War game at Arrowhead Stadium to capture the Big 12 North Division and likely …

St. Louis

How to Foster the New Generation of Entrepreneurs, Through Nonprofit Partnerships

When you provide future leaders with opportunity rather than just charity, chances are you won't have to tell the world. They'll do it for you.<p>VIP Contributor<p>Entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes, and the younger generation is more eager than ever to join the ranks of successful entrepreneurs. …

Entrepreneurship

Graduate Students on These 7 Campuses Are Fighting for Their Labor Rights

Brandon JordanClasses may be over, but the class struggle sure isn’t.The post Graduate Students on These 7 Campuses Are Fighting for Their Labor …

Education

Missouri vet school won't cut reproductive studies program | Miami Herald

After criticism from agricultural and veterinarian groups, the College of Veterinary Medicine has decided not to eliminate a reproduction studies …

College & University

Frédéric Filloux on his new job, digital disruption and the one thing every newsroom should avoid

There are a lot of reasons to dread Mondays: The oncoming tide of emails, getting out of bed early and the rush of (generally unpleasant) news. But …

Journalism

These Are the Most and Least Trusted Brands in News

A study of close to 9,000 people found that the most trusted source of news is The Economist, while the Occupy Democrats organization was the least …

Advertising Industry

National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day

Sunday morning I found ten zucchinis on the railing of my back deck. It had to be one of my two next-door neighbors, because anyone else would have …

Zucchini