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2 hrs ago | 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.

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6 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Chocolate

8 hrs ago | 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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Madison, WI

Missourian

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.

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

Reuters

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.

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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 .

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Neatorama

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."

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Decatur, AL, University of Alabama

Sedalia Democrat

More on Sedaliaa s profitable geology

In the 1882 History of Pettis County, F.A. Sampson wrote a chapter describing the natural history of Pettis County.

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Related Topix: Pettis County, MO, Geology, Science, Columbia, MO, Sedalia, MO, Washington County, MO, Opinion

National Public Radio

Plants Know The Rhythm Of The Caterpillar's Creep

According to new research, plants can actually hear the sounds of insects chewing.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science

Missourian

Winds topple 80-foot electric poles on west side

Some of the worst damage to the city electric system from storm's Monday night were six 80-foot poles on Fairview Road that were broken off near the base by high winds.

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Related Topix: Boone County, MO

Neatorama

Scientific Research Suggests Plants Can Hear Themselves Being Eaten

Many vegetarians/vegans feel that raising animals for food is an inhumane and barbaric practice, yet they gladly chomp down on fresh fruits and vegetables without a care in the world for what those plants are feeling: Okay, so maybe saying a plant has feelings is a bit of an overstatement, but a new report from the University of Missouri-Columbia ... (more)

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetarian, Vegetables

Mon Jul 07, 2014

GO Columbiamo

Hinkson Creek Cam Progress Report to Be Presented to Officials from...

At 5:00PM on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, members of the Hinkson Creek Collaborative Adaptive Management Stakeholder Committee will present their progress report to the Environmental Protection Agency and Missouri Department of Natural Resources at the 3M Flat Branch - Hinkson Creek Wetlands Pavilion in Columbia.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Columbia, MO, Columbia, MD

EurekAlert!

Timothy N. Taft, M.D. inducted into AOSSM Hall of Fame

Timothy N. Taft, MD will be inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Hall of Fame at its' Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA on Friday, July 11th.

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Related Topix: Sports Medicine, Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery, North Carolina, Princeton University

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Ira Stoll on Big Government and the Campus Rape Controversy

To the list of defense contractors recruiting retiring Pentagon officials, corporate law firms hiring former SEC and Justice Department officials, and trade associations signing up former senators, add another new hot recruiting field for the private sector.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

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