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3 hrs ago | Missourian

Meningitis vaccine to be required at Missouri's public colleges

Beginning next summer, students living on all Missouri public university and college campuses will be legally required to be immunized against meningitis - a requirement already in place for the the University of Missouri System.


Related Topix: Missouri, Vaccinations, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Princeton University, Drexel University

7 hrs ago | Free Republic

Study: Plants React Defensively to Being Eaten

Following various studies, a report has been published by the University of Missouri-Colombia speculating that plant growth and reaction is influenced by sound, wind and touch.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Entomology, Life, Fruits, Food

14 hrs ago | Ag Professional

Missouri researchers look at cereal rye cover crop

Bruce Burdick and his researchers at the University of Missouri's Hundley-Whaley Research Center, have been looking at managing cereal rye as a cover crop, which is one of the more-popular cover crops in Missouri.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

22 hrs ago | The Citizens' Voice

Student Achievements

Alexandria Antonacci of Dupont graduated in May with a Master of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Missouri - Columbia.


Related Topix: Alexandria, PA, Dupont, PA, Pittston, PA, West Pittston, PA

23 hrs ago | Newswise

Georgia State Hosts National Conference On Aggression

More than 200 experts on aggression, who research issues ranging from child abuse to urban street violence, will attend the 21st World Meeting of the International Society for Research on Aggression at the Loews Atlanta Hotel, July 15-19.


Related Topix: Psychology, Science, Michigan

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Tribune-Democrat

Can plants hear? Study finds that vibrations prompt some to boost their defenses

Plants can sense and react to temperature changes, harsh winds and even human touch.


Related Topix: Entomology, Agriculture

Sedalia News Journal

MU Health Care named 'Most Wired Hospital' four years running

University of Missouri Health Care has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year as one of the nation's "Most Wired" health systems, according to the 2014 Most Wired Survey.


The Island Packet

MU receives grant to fix books damaged by mold

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Missouri State University

The Age

Good vibrations: plants respond to sound of caterpillars chewing

Plants are smarter than you think. Not only do they grow towards sunlight and respond to rock music, but they can also learn from the sound of their predators, according to new research.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Chocolate

River Front Times

Disturbing Survey Shows Colleges are Terrible at Handling Campus Sexual Assaults

Three months after an independent report criticized how the University of Missouri's handled a scholarship athlete's claim that she'd been raped by football players , a new survey from Senator Claire McCaskill reveals glaring shortcomings in how America's colleges and universities nationwide handle on-campus sexual violence.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Globe and Mail

Salmon can adapt to warmer environment, study says

There are growing concerns about the vulnerability of cold-water species such as salmon with climate change heating up British Columbia's rivers.


Related Topix: Entomology

KRCG-TV Jefferson City

Richard King sells The Blue Note

Richard King told KRCG 13 he decided to sell The Blue Note and Mojo's to two men who own a similar venue in Madison, Wis., home of the University of Wisconsin.


Related Topix: Madison, WI


Martha Jane Baker, Feb. 8, 1921 - July 6, 2014, of Orlando

Mrs. Baker was born February 8, 1921, in Warsaw, Missouri, to Samuel Richard and Leitha Haden Estes.


Related Topix: Missouri, Warsaw, MO, Columbia, MO, Stephens College, Boone County, MO


Plant 'senses' predator and defends itself, study finds

Scientists at the University of Missouri discover that the mustard plant can discern the sound waves predators make when feeding and defend themselves by creating a chemical repellant.


Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Agriculture

The Leaf-Chronicle

Twitter may kill your relationship

People who actively use Twitter and argue with their romantic partners over Twitter use are more likely to have relationship problems with their significant others, which can result in cheating, break-up or divorce, according to a study published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking .


Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook

USA Today

Twitter may kill your relationship

Twitter may kill your relationship Twitter could lead to infidelity, break-up and divorce, researchers say.


Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook

National Geographic

Plants Listen for Hungry Caterpillars, First-of-Its-Kind Study Suggests

Mousear cress creates an increased amount of mustard oil, a defense meant to deter an insect attacker, when it "hears" a caterpillar chewing on its leaves.


Related Topix: Entomology, Science

Tue Jul 08, 2014


Uncontacted Tribe in Brazil Ends Its Isolation

An isolated tribe in the Amazon rainforest along the Upper Envira River in Brazil is willingly making contact with the outside world, "a momentous and potentially tragic step."


Related Topix: Agriculture

Breeze Courier

Mary Chenault Hershey

Mary Louise Chenault was born in Chicago, IL Feb. 24, 1913. She moved two years later to Richmond, MO, the hometown of her parents Arthur R. and Louise L. Chenault.


Related Topix: Taylorville, IL, Wedding, Illinois, Assumption, IL

Hartselle Enquirer

Raines receives Doctor of Medicine

Benjamin Todd Raines, the son of Michael and Carla Raines of Decatur, graduated with his Doctorate of Medicine from The University of Alabama at Birmingham May 18. Over the past four years, Todd has been published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine and The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.


Related Topix: Decatur, AL, University of Alabama