Rebecca Mowry of MU is extracting DNA from otter scat in an effort to find a new way to get a handle on how many otters there are in Missouri. The question has intrigued biologists with the state Department of Conservation since it reintroduced otters in the early 1980s.
Mount Rushmore is set to be digitally preserved by laser-mapping this fall, and the results will be public. It's a good idea that comes with a little drawback: The availability of the nifty 3D-model somewhat devalues visiting the place in the flesh.
Columbians met at Islamic Center of Central Missouri to break their fast, pray and listen to Sheik Abou Alhassan Haggag of Cairo, who will recite the entire Quran over the course of the month.
The state meant to ban Styrofoam coolers. But in substituting a more generic name, the instead banned ordinary plastic kitchen containers.
Sunday's Tiger Walk marked the 15th year for the annual tradition for freshmen.
Sen. Claire McCaskill heard from a mixed audience during the health care forum in Hannibal on Monday. While the audience was mostly polite, there were several people who weren't shy about voicing their opinions.
The benchmark for crude ended the day Friday at $73.89, its highest close since October.
Obama's hands-off approach to health care reform has allowed room for factionalism and confusion to derail the process.
Stocks are higher in early trading Monday, thanks to gains overseas and in some commodity markets such as oil.
Sixteen percent of the students at the Mississippi University for Women aren't. Thus in a bid to increase enrollment and acknowledge male students, school leaders are proposing a name change that seems certain to foster controversy among the institution's passionate alumni.
Utility companies have already let Missouri utility regulators know their concerns about possible carbon limits; and now environmentalists, the Department of Natural Resources and consumer advocates are getting the chance to make their own case.
As part of the "You Drink and Drive. You Lose" campaign, St. Louis County police plan to step up enforcement of drunk driving offenses through Sept. 7.