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  • Potentially deadly amoeba found in Louisiana water system

    June 29, 2017 8:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana health officials say a potentially deadly amoeba has been detected in a Terrebonne Parish water system. The Louisiana Department of Health says the presence of Naegleria fowleri has been found in the Schriever Water System. Officials said Thursday the tap water is safe to drink but... more »
  • New science standards to be phased into Louisiana classrooms

    March 8, 2017 12:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's new science standards for public schools will be phased into classrooms, taking full effect by the 2018-19 school year. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education gave final approval Wednesday to the rewrite of the state's two-decades-old teaching benchmarks with no discussion. The upcoming 2017-18 school... more »
  • Science standards rewrite wins support, with evolution tweak

    March 7, 2017 8:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's top school board is poised to back a rewrite of the state's science standards for public schools, the first revamp of the teaching benchmarks in two decades. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education gave preliminary support Tuesday to the standards. They were drawn up by... more »
  • Genes may help grocery tomatoes catch up to heirloom taste

    January 26, 2017 2:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - Scientists have figured out how to add much needed taste to the bland mass-produced grocery tomato. By tinkering with the genetic recipe of the supermarket tomato, researchers think they can return much of the flavor that has been bred out over the decades. They hope to help the... more »
  • Lafayette wins EPA air monitoring award

    December 15, 2016 8:15 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Cities in Louisiana and Maryland have won a national Environmental Protection Administration contest for plans to have residents set out hundreds of air pollution sensors, with results made public. Lafayette, Louisiana, and Baltimore each get $40,000 to help implement those plans. After a year, they can qualify for... more »
  • Pluto's frozen heart may hide slushy underground ocean

    November 16, 2016 2:49 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL - Evidence is mounting for an ocean of slushy water at Pluto, buried beneath its frozen heart. Scientists said Wednesday that Pluto may have rolled over on its axis eons ago, the result of tidal forces with jumbo moon Charon. They say an underground sea is the most... more »
  • Flooded homeowners: Free well water testing kits for science

    October 26, 2016 11:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Virginia Tech and LSU Health New Orleans researchers are offering free well water tests to Louisiana homeowners affected by the August floods. They're studying how the floods affected private wells and whether the wells were effectively disinfected. Virginia Tech researcher Kelsey Pieper says well-owners will be mailed... more »
  • LSU touts fellowships for 2 faculty members, 2 alumnae

    October 8, 2016 12:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU says four of its researchers have received "early career' fellowships from the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The Gulf Research Program was developed to improve understanding of Gulf of Mexico ecosystems while fostering improved safety and environmental practices in... more »
  • Researchers: Climate change makes August flood more likely

    September 7, 2016 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Significant rainfall in August that lead to wide-spread and catastrophic flooding may have been exacerbated by climate change, a team of researchers said in research published quietly on the internet Wednesday. Extreme rainfall along the Central, U.S. Gulf Coast has become more likely and more intense... more »
  • Livingston Parish science educator named La. teacher of year

    July 16, 2016 2:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A science educator from Livingston Parish is driving a new Mercedes free for a year after being selected as Louisiana's teacher of the year. The education department announced Friday that Joni Smith, a seventh grade science teacher at Albany Middle School, was selected for the award. Her... more »
  • New fossils push 'hobbit' story back to 700,000 years ago

    June 8, 2016 6:28 PM

    NEW YORK - Scientists say new fossil finds on an Indonesian island have revealed ancestors of the "hobbits," our extinct, 3 ½ -foot-tall evolutionary cousins that gained fame more than a decade ago after their remains were found in a cave there. The fossils are about 700,000 years old,... more »
  • Livingston charts gravitational waves: What is LIGO?

    February 11, 2016 12:17 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Cosmic news Thursday that scientists at a remote research center in Livingston Parish proved gravitational wave theories suggested by Albert Einstein in 1915 instantly made this rural area of Louisiana a scientific mecca. Gravitational waves carry information about the origins and nature gravity that could not otherwise... more »
  • Livingston Parish plays key role in galactic discovery confirmed Thursday Play Video

    February 10, 2016 4:05 PM

    LIVINGSTON - It's almost unimaginable to think a seven-mile drive north of I-12 and the Livingston exit will take you to the home of where scientists have proven a 10 0 -year-old scientific phenomenon. Thursday, scientists from across the country gathered at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory in Livingston... more »
  • The Water Campus breaks ground on key tenant 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: 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 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 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 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 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 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 »

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