LSU in the News

 

The Washington Post: 100 years ago, an eclipse changed the known laws of physics and made Einstein Einstein

On May 29, 1919, a solar eclipse forever altered our conception of gravity, rewrote the laws of physics and turned a 40-year-old, wild-haired scientist into a global celebrity - the very personification of scientific genius.

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Associated Press: With hugs, cheers and LSU chants, bald eagle returned to wild in Metairie after hospital stay

A bald eagle that hatched this spring in Metairie was released Tuesday in the same neighborhood after two weeks in Louisiana State University's Wildlife Hospital.

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Inverse: Hurricane Season Is Here: 4 Key Things to Know Before a Disastrous Landfall

The official Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1, even as many communities are still recovering from a destructive year in 2018. Hurricane Florence swamped much of the Carolinas in September, followed by Hurricane Michael, which battered the Florida Panhandle less than a month later. Together, these two storms killed at least 113 people and caused billions of dollars in damages.

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The Weather Channel: Scientists Who Take Selfies Are More Trusted, Research Shows

Scientists of the world take note: People who see your smiling selfies on social media find you more likable, and therefore more trustworthy.

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Earth: Adélie penguins thrive on the Danger Islands

Today’s Video of the Day from the National Science Foundation describes a recent study on Adélie penguins led by scientists at Louisiana State University (LSU).

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New York Times: She Runs Marathons and Sings Opera. And She Just Won $50,000.

The bright-voiced American soprano Lisette Oropesa — who is known for singing bel canto onstage and running marathons offstage — has been awarded the prestigious Richard Tucker Award, the prize’s administrators announced on Monday.

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The Kathmandu Post: Meet the Nepali researcher who led the team that discovered a new species of bird

In Borneo rainforest, the largest island in Asia that is politically divided between three Southeast Asian countries Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia, lives a white-eyed Cream-vented Bulbul or Pycnonotus pseudosimplex. Earlier this year, a team of researchers from Louisiana State University led by Subir B Shakya discovered the new species of bird, found in the Sundaic islands.

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