Plenty of fight [Photo]

MU guard Bekah Mills attempts to steal the ball away from Texas A&M's La Toya Micheaux in the second half on Saturday. The Tigers made a late charge but fell to the third-ranked Aggies 62-56.

MU's DeMarre Carroll against Nebraska [Photo]

Missouri's DeMarre Carroll dives for a loose ball against Nebraska's Cookie Miller. “Give credit to Nebraska, they were coming from all directions,” Carroll said.

MU's Leo Lyons against Nebraska [Photo]

Missouri forward Leo Lyons (5) tries to shoot over Nebraska's Chris Balham on Saturday. Lyons was limited to four minutes in the first half because of foul trouble and didn't score, but he came back to score 12 in the second half.

Roads to improve connectivity [Photo]

Indian weddings [Photo]

Harbinder Singh Gill takes a break from fixing the display at this New Delhi shop to enjoy the wedding gowns that sell for up to $10,000. The economic downturn has forced Indians to scale back on opulent weddings.

A tedious task [Photo]

Tony Watson inserts pieces of metal into wire wraps to be used inside computer products for the manufacturing company 3M at the Central Missouri Subontracting Enterprises on Friday.

Partners on the job [Photo]

Andrea Wemhoff hugs Justin Wright, an employee supervisor at the Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprises, after the two worked together on disassembling pieces of electronics on Friday. Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprises is a manufacturing and assembly plant that provides labor-intensive work to people with disabilities.

Years in the workforce [Photo]

Robin Cooper assembles covers for a 3M electronic product Friday at the Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprises. Cooper said she has been working for several years at the workshop that offers a low-cost alternative to labor-intensive projects for companies.

A chance to work [Photo]

At Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprises, Doug Siwak places a bolt in a plastic bag for individual parts packaging to be sent to a manufacturing plant. The assembly warehouse employs more than a hundred workers, most of which have severe disabilities, but it also provides them with the chance to work and maintain a normal and satisfying quality of life.

Working together [Photo]

Employees at Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprises work in assembly line style to place bolts and screws in individual packages for a manufacturing company.

Atomic physicist Joshua Silver [Photo]

Atomic physicist Joshua Silver's low-cost glasses adjust correction by pumping liquid into a thin sac in the plastic lenses. The eyewear has been distributed to thousands in the developing world where costs put conventional glasses beyond the reach of many.

Courthouse weddings gain popularity [Slideshow]

There's no hurrying weddings at the Boone County Courthouse. Couples have to plan in advance because the room used for the weddings is usually booked three to six months in advance. Weddings are held on Fridays. The presiding judge clears the courtroom and marries three couples in the half hour from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

MU coach Gary Pinkel embraces Jeremy Maclin [Photo]

MU football head coach Gary Pinkel hugs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin during a press conference Friday. "It's a big help for us in terms of it's a great opportunity here," Pinkel said of the receiver's time at MU.

Maclin cries as he makes announcement [Photo]

MU wide receiver Jeremy Maclin breaks into tears shortly after the start of a press conference where he said he was leaving Missouri for the NFL. "It's been a long time coming," he said.

Missouri's Jeremy Maclin declares for NFL Draft [Photo]

MU wide receiver Jeremy Maclin tears up after announcing on Friday that he will enter the 2009 NFL draft.

BPA research at MU [Graphic]

Poison in the plastic: living with bisphenol-A [Graphic]

Frederick vom Saal portrait [Photo]

Professor of biological sciences Frederick vom Saal uses this laboratory in LeFevre Hall on the MU campus to study BPA. For more than a decade, vom Saal has denounced BPA as a toxin and threat to public health.

MU women's basketball player Alyssa Hollins [Photo]

MU guard Alyssa Hollins says the Tigers will redeem themselves this season. "Last year we were in a lot of games, but we just couldn’t finish them."

MU men's basketbal player DeMarre Carroll [Photo]

Tigers senior DeMarre Carroll says coach Mike Anderson has told him that while someone can lead by example, a true leader is verbal.