March 24, 2015
Fossil remains of a prehistoric species named Metoposaurus Algarvensis rest on a working table at the laboratory of the Lourinha dinosaurs museum in Portugal.
Portuguese paleontologist Octavio Mateus codes fossil remains of a prehistoric species named Metoposaurus Algarvensis at the Lourinha dinosaurs museum, in Lourinha, Portugal on Tuesday. Researchers have found fossil remains of a previously unknown species of crocodile-like "super salamander" that was a top predator more than 200 million years ago and grew as long as a small car.
Tina Reese leads a word game for residents at a nursing home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on Feb. 28, 2013. Life insurance firms pitched long-term care policies as the prudent way for Americans to shoulder the cost of staying in nursing homes. But those same companies have found that long-term care policies are squeezing their profits.
This image provided by Taco Bell shows an ad shows the restaurant chain's new chicken "biscuit taco." Taco Bell's new ad campaign promoting its the new offering aims to paint McDonald's Egg McMuffins as boring, routine food for the brainwashed.
Dancers rehearse for a show called FLEXN, co-directed by Peter Sellars, at the Park Avenue Armory in New York.
Sean Douglas (Brixx), facing camera, rehearses with a fellow dancer for a show called FLEXN at the Park Avenue Armory in New York.
Dancers Sean Douglas (Brixx), foreground, and Derick Murreld (Slicc) rehearse for a show called FLEXN, co-directed by Peter Sellars, at the Park Avenue Armory in New York. The emotionally charged performance by 21 African-American dancers explores social and criminal justice issues through dance, photography and public dialogue.
Water flows through Flat Branch on Thursday in Columbia. The storm sewer downtown mostly follows or flows into Flat Branch, said Dave Sorrell, the city's sewer utility manager. The Columbia Public Works Department is hoping for an increase in revenue through Proposition 2 to fix downtown Columbia's aging stormwater infrastructure.
Daniel Shaw examines hens Friday at the MU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. The birds are euthanized in the lab, then the tracheas and blood samples are tested for signs of influenza infection. This lab is one of two state laboratories that test turkeys, chickens and ducks for influenza.
Daniel Shaw explains the process for testing birds for influenza Friday at the MU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. The samples were taken from birds in quarantined areas in Jasper and Moniteau counties. This lab is one of two state laboratories that test turkeys, chickens and ducks for influenza.
Susan Schommer chemically amplifies pathogen samples on Friday to test if certain pathogens are in a specimen at the MU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. This lab is one of two state laboratories that test turkeys, chickens and ducks for influenza.
March 23, 2015
First Ward City Council candidate John Clark speaks during a First Ward candidate forum March 12 at Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church. Elections will be held April 7.
The Rev. Clyde Ruffin's office decor tells a lot about him. A painting of Simon de Cyrene by Ruffin and his daughter reminds him of the racial diversity that exists within the Bible, he said. Ruffin is the senior pastor of the Second Missionary Baptist Church and is campaigning for the vacant First Ward seat on the Columbia City Council.
First Ward City Council candidate Clyde Ruffin visits the J.W. "Blind" Boone Home on March 16. Ruffin is president of the John William Boone Heritage Foundation and pastor of the Second Missionary Baptist Church next door.
The Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez swings for an RBI double off the San Francisco Giants' Jake Peavy in the second inning of a game Monday in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein, left, goes up for a shot past Cincinnati's Octavius Ellis during the second half Saturday's NCAA Tournament second round game in Louisville, Kentucky.
Aromatherapist Emma Arkell demonstrates how she makes one of her natural skin-care remedies Jan. 30 near Winchester, England.