Columbia Environmental Research Center leads world in chemical and metal sampling

Columbia scientists have used their patented Semi-Permeable Membrane Device in some of the most severe and inaccessible locations on Earth. Data they have gained could change the way the world sets water and air quality standards.

Missouri women's basketball breaks decades-old records in win against Bradley

The Missouri women's basketball team set records in points scored in a half and total points scored in its 126-55 win against Bradley. The Tigers made 18 3-pointers, tying the record set by last year's team.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: MU introduces new chancellor; Missouri football loses SEC Championship

This week, Missourian photographers took photos of Parkade Elementary School students learning how to use Twitter and MU's introduction of R. Bowen Loftin as the new chancellor.

Snow, drizzle slicken roads in Missouri, Kansas

A fresh round of freezing rain and snow caused numerous accidents across slick roads in Missouri and Kansas on Sunday.

Police investigate Sunday afternoon shooting in north Columbia

Columbia police responded to a shooting Sunday afternoon on Lawnridge Court. They did not find any victims.

THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Football falls in SEC title game; Volleyball knocked out of tournament

This week, Missouri basketball picked up two wins to help soften the blow felt when football fell to Auburn in a high-scoring SEC Championship game and volleyball was knocked out of the NCAA tournament.

Chiefs thump Redskins 45-10 to break 3-game skid

The Chiefs (10-3), who lost two to the Denver Broncos sandwiched around a defeat to the San Diego Chargers, went back to doing what they did so well during their 9-0 start — beat up on a bad team.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: New MU chancellor faces funding challenges

No matter how you define state support for higher education — per capita, per income, as a percentage of state budget — Missouri ranks near the bottom in every category.

Few heirs to Mandela's symbol of freedom

The passing of Nelson Mandela leaves a waning number of global figures representing freedom and resilience against oppression.

Emails detail hidden plan for Kansas City district

Newly released emails detail a hidden plan for the Kansas City school district and raise questions about how a contract was awarded to a private education reform group tasked with recommending ways of improving the school system.

Missouri boy uses birthday to collect shoes for the needy

Braxton Krause, a 9-year-old boy from Farmington, asked friends to bring shoes to donate to the needy instead of buying him presents for his birthday.

Cardinals beat Rams 30-10 to end NFC West skid

Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer completed 27 of 32 passes to snap the Cardinals' eight-game losing streak against NFC West foes.

Nasty weather hits several NFL games

Blowing snow so obscured the yard markers during games yesterday that television networks superimposed the yard lines and numbers for viewers at home who couldn't see them.

Gene therapy scores big wins against blood cancers

Many leukemia patients involved in an experimental gene therapy treatment study several years ago remain cancer-free today.

UPDATE: Missouri football to play Cotton Bowl

The Tigers will play Oklahoma State on Jan. 3 in Dallas.

Missouri football will play Oklahoma State in Cotton Bowl

After losing to Auburn in the Southeastern Conference Championship, Missouri slipped out of the BCS. Instead, it has accepted a bid to play in the Cotton Bowl against Oklahoma State.

'What ifs' linger after Missouri's SEC Championship loss to Auburn

Missouri had a chance to validate its season in the SEC Championship Game. Instead, it allowed 677 yards of offense in a 59-42 loss to Auburn on the biggest stage in college football.

Missouri volleyball's magical season ends prematurely

Missouri's 3-1 loss to Purdue in the second round of the NCAA tournament Saturday at the Hearnes Center marked an early and unexpected exit.

Missouri football: Oh, what could have been

A team that had dreams of a national championship is now headed out of the BCS — barring a bizarre sequence of events  — and to some place a long way from southern California.

State auditor: Elk restoration project exceeds budget

The Conservation Department exceeded its budget for the elk restoration project since 2011, according to a state audit. Department officials say the report does not accurately reflect the project's costs.