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  • Science camp experiment sends 3 to hospital

    June 17, 2013 4:21 PM

    COVINGTON - Two boys and a teacher were injured when a science camp experiment went wrong. Elaine Simmons, an official at St. Scholastica Academy, says 911 was called after two boys and the teacher were injured. At St. Tammany Parish Hospital, spokeswoman Melissa Hodgson says both boys were sent to... more »
  • Supreme Court: Collecting DNA is okay Play Video

    June 4, 2013 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Supreme Court ruled police can collect DNA samples from people who are arrested for felonies, likening the collection to that of fingerprints or photos. Louisiana State Police said today the ruling is a win for their ability to solve cold cases. "It's important to collect... more »
  • Grant funds lab program at UNO

    May 12, 2013 2:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The National Science Foundation has awarded a $315,000 grant to the University of New Orleans to help support the school's summer undergraduate research program for three years. The program is heavily focused on exposing minority students to scientific research. The program is operated by UNO's department of... more »
  • Bill to repeal LSEA stalls in committee Play Video

    May 1, 2013 12:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- After hours of testimony, lawmakers deferred a bill intended to repeal a law critics say allows creationism to be taught in public schools. Senate Bill 26, authored by Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans, sought to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act, which some say allows teachers... more »
  • Baseball-size Martian rock recovered in Sahara

    January 3, 2013 1:27 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Scientists say a 2-billion-year-old rock from Mars that landed on Earth is quite different from other Martian meteorites. They say it is older than most and contains more water. It's also similar to volcanic rocks examined by the NASA rovers Spirit and Opportunity on the Martian surface.... more »
  • Nobel prize to Briton, Japanese for stem cell work

    October 8, 2012 10:56 AM

    STOCKHOLM - Two scientists from different generations won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for the groundbreaking discovery that cells in the body can be reprogrammed to become completely different kinds, potentially opening the door to growing customized tissues for treatments. The work of British researcher John Gurdon and Japanese... more »
  • Event aims to draw pre-teen girls into science careers Play Video

    September 22, 2012 4:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A recent study by the National Science Foundation says most young girls don't even imagine becoming a scientist when they grow up. But today hundreds got the chance for some hands on experience in the field. The Sally Ride festival, named after the first woman in space... more »
  • Mars rover Curiosity prepares for test drive

    August 21, 2012 2:22 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Scientists are preparing to send the NASA rover Curiosity on its first test drive on Mars and they say a broken wind sensor won't jeopardize its mission. Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California turned four of the rover's six wheels this week to test the... more »
  • Obama proposes $1B for science, math teachers

    July 18, 2012 7:07 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration wants to reward high-performing teachers. Today, it'll unveil a plan to create a corps of elite master teachers in science, technology, engineering and math. The $1 billion program will reward teachers with a $20,000 a year stipend. more »
  • Experts say science lacking on 9/11 and cancer

    June 20, 2012 7:32 AM

    NEW YORK - Some scientists are disputing a decision to link 50 kinds of cancer to exposure to World Trade Center dust. The experts say that there's little research to prove that exposure to the toxic dust on Sept. 11 caused even one kind of cancer. The head of the... more »
  • Does It Really Work, Slushy Magic Play Video

    May 23, 2012 7:47 AM

    Whitney Vann puts Slushy Magic to the test to find out if it really works. more »
  • Creationism in classroom could get the ax Play Video

    April 18, 2012 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State lawmakers will take-up the debate of creationism in the classroom on Thursday. In 2008, legislators passed a law allowing instructors to teach creationism in science classrooms. But, a proposed law could undo that law. Michael Shamblin, an assistant education professor at Louisiana College insists the... more »
  • Math, science focus of new 'Sesame Street' season

    August 8, 2011 12:33 PM

    NEW YORK - More than three dozen celebrities, including Nicole Kidman and Robin Williams, athlete Carmelo Anthony and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, are set to appear on the new season of "Sesame Street." "Sesame Street" begins its 42nd season on PBS on Sept. 26. PBS said Monday... more »
  • Cosmic Blast Identified

    June 16, 2011 7:55 PM

    Two teams of scientists say a super bright flash that appeared in a galaxy far, far away earlier this year was a black hole eating a star. Their research as published Thursday in the journal Science. The flash was first spotted by NASA's Swift satellite in March and was later... more »
  • More Questions about Chronic Fatigue

    May 31, 2011 8:25 PM

    The journal Science took the unusual step of saying any link between a virus and chronic fatigue is "seriously in question" making researchers who first found a possible link defend their work. It's another blow to people who suffer from the mysterious illness and who hoped finding a cause would... more »
  • Bill would repeal La.'s 'Science Education Act'

    May 26, 2011 6:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A Senate panel is considering a proposal to repeal a Louisiana law that allows public school science teachers to use supplemental materials in their classrooms beyond state-approved textbooks. More than 40 Nobel Prize-winning scientists are urging the repeal of the Louisiana Science Education Act, saying it creates a... more »
  • Study: Big quakes don't set off others far away

    March 27, 2011 12:38 PM

    NEW YORK- Here's some good news in the wake of Japan's disaster: A new study says big earthquakes don't set off other dangerous ones around the globe. Big quakes do trigger local aftershocks. But researchers found no sign of setting off moderate-sized events at great distances. The finding basically... more »
  • LSU scientists honored for work during oil spill

    March 15, 2011 5:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has honored a team of scientists at LSU for "extraordinary" work during and after the Deepwater Horizon Oil spill. Ed Overton, professor emeritus in LSU's School of the Coast and Environment, and his team of scientists were recently given the... more »
  • BESE votes for new biology textbooks

    December 9, 2010 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State school officials voted unanimously Thursday to go with new biology textbooks that have drawn controversy for not including criticisms of evolution. The full Board of Elementary and Secondary Education took up the issue this morning after the textbooks were recommended by a sub-committee which voted... more »
  • Natural gas may have jump-started oil eating bugs

    September 16, 2010 12:36 PM

    Those oil-eating bacteria that suddenly flourished in the Gulf of Mexico following the oil spill may have gotten a jump start from natural gas, scientists say. While the destruction of the Deepwater Horizon well resulted in a massive oil spill, there was also a less noted release of natural... more »
  • Experts ask why Louisiana wasn't a "Race to the Top" winner

    August 25, 2010 1:59 PM

    An article on The Christian Science Monitor's website is attempting to answer what many in Louisiana have been asking after the latest winners were announced in the "Race to the Top" competition. Why wasn't Louisiana, which has been recently praised for education reform, among those getting a slice of... more »
  • Louisiana scientist sees future in shrimp crawfish

    July 19, 2010 5:32 AM

    A Louisiana State University biologist hopes his work will bring crawfish boils to football tailgate parties within a few years. Aquaculture specialist Greg Lutz is studying whether shrimp crawfish could be raised profitably, like the currently farmed red swamp and white river crawfish. Those species are a staple of spring... more »
  • LSU reinstates science fair competition

    January 28, 2010 2:50 PM

    Officials at LSU have announced that the Region VII and Louisiana state science and engineering fairs have been rescheduled on the LSU campus as originally planned The fairs were canceled due to mid-year budget cuts, but financial support from community organizations made reinstatement of the fairs possible. The... more »
  • Grambling gets funds for science, nursing programs

    September 21, 2009 5:28 AM

    Grambling State University has gotten $1.5 million from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to attract more minority students to biomedical science programs. The grant is for training opportunities to students majoring in biology, chemistry, physics, math or computer science. Grambling also received $3 million from the U.S. Department... more »
  • Unidentified creature stumps scientists

    September 18, 2009 5:05 PM

    Teenagers in Panama say they found and killed an unidentified creature as it came toward them while they were playing by a creek. Zoologists are not sure what it is yet. Some say it looks like some kind of sloth. more »

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