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Reader's Digest: What Exactly Is Space Junk—And Can It Be Cleaned Up?

By its very definition, space should have a lot of, well, space. And while it does, there’s also a lot of something else these days: junk. This interstellar litter isn’t naturally occurring. Like the junk that’s choking our oceans and overtaking our land, it was put there by humans and is the result of a very specific mix of innovation and carelessness. Space junk is out of sight so most people don’t even know it’s there…but that doesn’t mean it’s not a problem. These 50 powerful photos prove the Earth still needs our help.

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CNN: Discarded masks and gloves are becoming a health hazard as people dump them on streets

During a walk around his block in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Mark Benfield was struck by how many discarded gloves and masks he saw on his short route.

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Fox News: LSU making PPE for medical professionals fighting pandemic

Tom Galligan, Louisiana State University Interim President, joins ‘America’s Newsroom.’

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Gizmodo: Send This Professor Pictures of Medical Trash on the Streets

I’d nearly missed it, as it lay half-swallowed by a storm drain, but the familiar shade of cornflower blue was enough to make me stop. I crouched down, snapped a photo of a single latex glove with my ancient iPhone, and moved down the block hunting for more. Forty-five minutes, 1.76 miles, and four city blocks later, I uploaded over 150 individual, geotagged photos of trash to the cloud storage of an oceanographer I’d never met. Maybe soon, you will as well.

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The Advocate: How LSU researchers, hospital leaders created a new coronavirus test lab in a week

Potential coronavirus patients across Louisiana keep encountering the same problem: They visit a hospital, receive a coronavirus test and then they wait — sometimes for several days — until their results come back.

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Sci-News: New Species of Musk Shrew Discovered in Indonesia

A team of researchers from Louisiana State University, Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Museums Victoria and the University of Melbourne has discovered a new species of musk shrew living on Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island.

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Veterinary Practice News: COVID-19 research underway in Louisiana

Researchers at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine (LSU SVM) are hoping to develop a vaccine that could be used to prevent novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in humans.

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