By the light of the night

Journalists experiment with infrared imaging in the Monteverde cloud forest with Costa Rican bat species, and discover an unexpected reality.  By Paige Blankenbuehler MONTEVERDE, Costa Rica — My steps are guided by the… Continue reading

Violence and silence

If we cannot express freely, are we even free? What is not being said in the silence of solidarity? By Paige Blankenbuehler I was in Costa Rica with a cohort of classmates on… Continue reading

New assistant physician law presents licensing, regulation challenges

This article was written for and originally appeared in the Columbia Missourian on December 19, 2014. 1234 Next » Advanced Practice Registered Nurse BY PAIGE BLANKENBUEHLER COLUMBIA — Earlier this year, Missouri passed a… Continue reading

Santa, man of mystery or manic compulsions?

Turning Tica

I’ve been collecting. When I was six, it was a stash of Polly Pockets in an untidy pile in my closet. Fast forward to 13, it was CDs out of my father’s collection… Continue reading

Parkinson’s “trash pick- up problem”

A polluted pathway and damaged mitochondria monitored by a peptide points the way to drug development   By Paige Blankenbuehler   It’s as if your recycling man quit his job and never came… Continue reading

Salamanders: An abundant delicacy in local ecosystems

New study offers more accurate picture of the amphibian’s role in Missouri food chain By Paige Blankenbuehler The Missouri salamander only weighs about 4 ounces, but with a 1.88 billion population, forest critters… Continue reading

“Mutant seeds” blossom in the pollen research field

  By Paige Blankenbuehler   For some, the thought of pollen dispersed throughout the air might trigger horrific memories of allergies. But the drifting dander is absolutely essential to all life. Science has… Continue reading

Contrast: An environmental technician’s unlikely hobby

Doug Hardesty spends his days inside the USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center while maintaining his professional photography status and business By Paige Blankenbuehler COLUMBIA — It was 1976 in the middle of Missouri… Continue reading


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