Bill Nye challenges a sold-out Jesse Auditorium crowd to 'change the world'

Bill Nye speaks Saturday at Jesse Auditorium for the 10th annual MU Life Sciences and Society Symposium.

America's most popular "Science Guy" spoke to a packed Jesse Auditorium on Saturday. Although his talk addressed complex issues like climate change and evolution, his message was simple: Use your passion for science and your joy of discovery to change the world.

Author Phyllis Tickle lectures on social change, how the church needs to adapt

The information age embodies a cultural shift to which contemporary Christians must react, said Phyllis Tickle, author and lecturer on Christianity. What will result could be a transformation as game-changing as that of the Protestant Reformation.

Missouri baseball swept in doubleheader against Tennessee

The Tigers lost their first Southeastern Conference series of the year after a pair of games rife with missed opportunities. 

Columbia residents reflect on 'never-ending' winter

The last weekend of winter brought temperatures in the 70s on Saturday and the possibility of sleet and snow on Sunday. We wanted to know how Columbia residents thought of this winter, and here are the responses we got.

Columbia College softball sweeps second doubleheader in two days

The Columbia College softball team swept its second doubleheader in two days Saturday.

Missouri baseball drops the first game of its doubleheader against Tennessee

The Tigers couldn't put together any rallies and fell 5-1.

Adjustments not enough as No. 16 Missouri softball falls to No. 9 Kentucky

Despite lineup changes and a late game-tying home run, No. 16 Missouri got swept by No. 9 Kentucky to lose the series 2-3 on Saturday.

It's all in the shoes; Kewpies back in the final four

Hickman overcomes Chris Kendrix's 40-point outburst to beat Willard in state quarterfinals.

Dexter's defense helps end Battle's season

Battle High's girls basketball team's first year of competition ends with 44-point loss in Farmington.

Rock Bridge girls basketball eases into Final Four

Rock Bridge girls basketball returns to familiar territory at Mizzou Arena in the state semifinals.

Juliet Harris loved traveling, bridge

Juliet Harris of Columbia enjoyed playing bridge, knitting and traveling with her husband. Mrs. Harris died Friday, March 14. She was 86.

Columbia children experiment with fun at Science Sleuth

In an event organized by MU and Columbia Public Schools, children had a chance to engage with science in fun ways.

High school baseball teams prepare for regular season in scrimmage

Battle, Hickman and Rock Bridge are preparing to start regular season play for the 2014 baseball season. The three schools converged for a scrimmage at Hickman on Saturday.

Juliet Scott Harris, Feb. 19, 1928 — March 14, 2014, of Columbia

Juliet Scott Harris of Columbia died Friday, March 14. She was 86.

Freshman pitcher Tori Finucane just misses shutout in Missouri softball's first home game

Missouri freshman pitcher Tori Finucane pitched six innings without allowing a run for her first time out at University Field in the No. 16 Tigers' 7-2 win over No. 9 Kentucky.

Joe Kelly stars in Cardinals' 6-2 baseball win over Braves

Joe Kelly pitched into the sixth inning and had three hits to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Saturday.

Stephens College softball drops doubleheader

Kristen Gibson went 6-for-10 with four triples, four runs scored and five RBIs to lead Williams Baptist to a doubleheader sweep of Stephens College in American Midwest Conference softball action Saturday in Columbia.

No. 7 Duke beats NC State 75-67 in ACC semifinals

Jabari Parker led Duke with 20 points over T.J. Warren and the Wolfpack.

Andrew, Aaron Harrison click just in time for Kentucky's SEC tournament run


Aaron Harrison broke out of shooting slump with 22 points and Andrew Harrison set a career high in assists for the second straight game with nine in the Wildcats' 70-58 win against Georgia on Saturday to advance to the SEC tournament championship game.

St. Louis-area women to fight sex trafficking with Exchange Initiative

Molly Hackett, Jane Quinn and Kimberly Ritter are developing a website of hotel room photographs that can be accessed by police and the public hoping to track down both victims of sex trafficking — many as young as 13 — and their pimps.