Humans have already discovered some 2 million different animal species on this planet, but some estimate there are over 1 million more to be found. We’re trying. Each year, scientists around the world discover some 17,000 to 18,000 new species, and 2014 was no different. Here, we’ve narrowed it down to five creatures that caught… Read More
LSU researcher Rebecca Christofferson provides her expertise in Dengue fever and Chikungunya for this article in National Geographic News.
LSU Engineering professor Marybeth Lima asks: “What do the kids do out here during recess?” It was an honest question, asked of a first-grade teacher giving us a tour of her school’s playground. One of my students posed it; I teach a first-year biological engineering design course in which Louisiana State University engineering students work… Read More
The pocket protector serves a simple, reasonable purpose — to protect the pocket of a dress shirt from ink stains — and yet in the history of consumer products, has any other innovation been so intensely stigmatized? The pocket protector is a hallmark of geekdom, the calling card of the nerd.
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.