The legend of Ted Parker hangs heavy around the LSU Museum of Natural Science. Before dying in a 1983 plane crash in Ecuador, he accomplished so much in the field of ornithology — conserving South American lands, collecting audio of thousands of bird sounds and setting a world record.
Thirty years ago, a professor and a student with access to a radiotelescope in Puerto Rico made the first discovery of a binary pulsar: a cosmic dance between a pair of small, dense, rapidly rotating neutron stars, called pulsars, in orbit around one another.
The Neotropics, a region rich in rainforests that stretches from Mexico to the southernmost tip of South America, is rich in bird biodiversity. Now, scientists have challenged a commonly held view that explains how so many species of birds came to inhabit this area, revealing a bit more about the movements of birds.
Some famous ideas may have been launched from a single idea scribbled on a napkin – but for start-up companies looking for funding to take an idea off of the paper and into the world of real products, prototyping is an important step.
Both domestic and gang violence in the city have been curbed thanks to the success of the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination initiative.
There’s no easy answer that pinpoints the cause of Baton Rouge’s traffic problems, and solving the problems are as tangled a task as the I-10/12 split at rush hour.
It’s dark, it’s cold, it’s largely cut off from the outside world, but the lake water under a half-mile of ice in Antarctica is teeming with microbial life. That discovery is the focus of an article in the most recent Nature magazine published Thursday.
One of the biggest complaints of modern life is traffic. Contrary to popular opinion, however, there is a rhyme and reason to the way that traffic moves on roads. In fact, there is an entire field of science and engineering that looks at how different designs and control techniques influence driver behavior and how that,… Read More
LSU’s Brent Christner and Colleagues Document the Existence of Microbial Life Below the Surface of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet in Nature Publication In a finding that has implications for life in other extreme environments, both on Earth and planets elsewhere in the solar system, LSU Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Brent Christner and fellow… Read More