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  • The Water Campus breaks ground on key tenant check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 13, 2015 11:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State and local leaders officially broke ground on the next phase of construction for Baton Rouge's new Water Campus Friday morning. Governor Bobby Jindal was at the groundbreaking for the $20 million Water Institute of the Gulf Research and Conference Center. The building, called TWIG, will... more »
  • Doggie DNA study says Fido first appeared in Central Asia

    October 19, 2015 3:11 PM

    NEW YORK - Where did dogs first arrive on the scene? Scientists have long debated that question, and now a study of doggie DNA from around the world is pointing to Central Asia. Researchers say man's best friend may have evolved somewhere near what is now Nepal and Mongolia. Previous... more »
  • Hints of life on what was thought to be desolate early Earth

    October 19, 2015 3:09 PM

    WASHINGTON - Scientists have found fossil-like hints that some kind of life existed on Earth 4.1 billion years ago - when the planet was a mere toddler. That's 300 million years earlier than previously thought. It changes the way scientists thought Earth was like soon after it formed 4.5 billion... more »
  • Ascension schools test out new math and science program

    October 9, 2015 6:26 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - It's full steam ahead for a new program that teaches math and science concepts through creative activities. The program is known as STEAM, and the first schools to try it out are Spanish Lake and Prairieville Primary. "It's hands on and it's discovery learning," said... more »
  • Pointe Coupee board creates STEM Academy administrator's job

    September 25, 2015 9:02 AM

    NEW ROADS- The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board has agreed to move forward with opening a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Academy by fall 2016 by creating a new administrative position to manage the proposed school. But, the board's unanimous approval Thursday of the job description for the district's new... more »
  • Study: Are we shifting to fewer, weaker Atlantic hurricanes?

    September 7, 2015 11:06 AM

    WASHINGTON - A new and controversial study asks if an end is coming to the busy Atlantic hurricane seasons of recent decades. The Atlantic looks like it's entering a new quieter cycle of storm activity, like in the 1970s and 1980s. That's what two hurricane researchers write in the journal... more »
  • Study: American, European bumblebees feeling climate sting

    July 9, 2015 2:35 PM

    NEW YORK - A new study says climate change is shrinking the geographic range of many bumblebee species in North America and Europe, which could put them at risk of dying out. Researchers found that a geographic squeeze occurred on both continents over the past 40 years. While the northern... more »
  • Scotlandville art camps check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 9, 2015 10:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Scotlandville Alumni Association is giving kids in the area a chance to express their creative side this summer. The science of the arts camp is just one of the things the group is doing to help the community. The camp is the first step toward building... more »
  • Louisiana students showcase experiments in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 28, 2015 9:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Kids from all over the state showed off their scientific experiments that they've been working on for part of the school year. It was the Louisiana STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Exposition at Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter school. The school has hosted... more »
  • NASCAR effort focuses on math, science for kids

    February 20, 2015 2:32 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Students who like NASCAR take note: You need a lot of geometry and physics to get a race car to go 200 laps at speeds that can top 200 mph. In a nod to the often overlooked science behind races like Sunday's Daytona 500, NASCAR is announcing... more »
  • 1 from Louisiana on list of 100 who could go to Mars

    February 16, 2015 11:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An LSU student was cut from a list of 100 who are competing at a chance to get a one-way ticket to Mars. Randy Paylor, a hydrogeologist and PhD Candidate at LSU was one of 705 people who made an initial cut from 200,000 candidates who... more »
  • Cool Schools: High School Review check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 6, 2015 7:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Last year, we started a new series called "Cool Schools" where we counted down the most unique students, teachers, classes and programs in our area. This week on 2une In, we looked back at some of the coolest high schools in our area. At St. Michael's... more »
  • Cool Schools: St. Michael's Forensic Science check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 16, 2014 8:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Some students at St. Michael's in Baton Rouge used to think police and medical examiners could solve a crime in about an hour, thanks to television shows. Now they're learning it doesn't really work that way in a class taught by a real death investigator! ... more »
  • New mentoring program helps students STEMUp check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 19, 2014 7:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of students have the chance to be part of a program that helps them with science, technology, engineering and math. Janet Pace with the Foundation for EBRSS and Nancy Stich from Capital one stopped by 2une In to tell you how you can help them STEMUp.... more »
  • Obama says climate change deniers ignoring science

    June 14, 2014 3:33 PM

    ANAHEIM, Calif. - President Barack Obama says denying climate change is like arguing the moon is made of cheese. Obama issued a call to action on global warming in a commencement address Saturday to graduates of the University of California, Irvine. Obama says in remarks prepared for delivery that Congress... more »
  • SU gives kids an appreciation for math, science check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 13, 2014 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Kids from all over Louisiana are getting exposed to educational seminars, workshops and games at Southern University this weekend. The Southern Agriculture Youth Exposition is going on and kids are excited to learn more about math, science, and agriculture. "I love science, and being here... more »
  • Mad scientists rejoice, attempt at weather control underway

    May 8, 2014 10:19 AM

    If you've ever wondered what it may cost to control the weather, a $7.5 million grant was enough to send researchers from the Universities of Arizona and Central Florida on that path. They've found that shooting a high-energy laser beam into clouds can create rain or set off lightning. ... more »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 23, 2012 7:47 AM

    Whitney Vann puts Slushy Magic to the test to find out if it really works. 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 »

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