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August 31, 2013
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Snapping Turtles Finding Refuge in Urban Areas While Habitats are Being Polluted or Developed, MU Researcher Finds

Stopping pollution from flowing into waterways could restore natural habitats COLUMBIA, Mo. – In the Midwest, people have a fear of encountering snapping turtles while swimming in local ponds, lakes and rivers. Now in a new study, a University of Missouri … Continue reading

February 21, 2013
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Ancient Fossilized Sea Creatures Yield Oldest Biomolecules Isolated Directly from a Fossil

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Though scientists have long believed that complex organic molecules couldn’t survive fossilization, some 350-million-year-old remains of aquatic sea creatures uncovered in Ohio, Indiana, and Iowa have challenged that assumption. The spindly animals with feathery arms—called crinoids, but … Continue reading

May 31, 2012
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OSU Grad Student’s Study on Salamander Fitness Selected for Scifund Challenge

COLUMBUS, Ohio – An Ohio State University graduate student’s study of the unprecedented reproductive practices among unisexual salamanders has earned the support of the national research crowd-funding initiative known as the SciFund Challenge. Robert Denton, a Ph.D. student in the … Continue reading

May 20, 2012
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Statistical Analysis Projects Future Temperatures in North America

COLUMBUS, Ohio – For the first time, researchers have been able to combine different climate models using spatial statistics – to project future seasonal temperature changes in regions across North America. They performed advanced statistical analysis on two different North … Continue reading

March 4, 2012
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MU Expert Predicts Hot, Dry Summer for Midwest

COLUMBIA, Mo. – For nearly a year, the Midwest and southwest United States have experienced drought and warmer than normal conditions. A University of Missouri expert is predicting no relief, as he expects drought and hot conditions to continue this … Continue reading

July 19, 2011
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Landscape Change Leads to Increased Insecticide Use in U.S. Midwest

*Growth of cropland, loss of natural habitat to blame* The continued growth of cropland and loss of natural habitat have increasingly simplified agricultural landscapes in the Midwest. In a study supported in part by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Kellogg … Continue reading