LSU in the News
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.
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.
Tom Galligan, Louisiana State University Interim President, joins ‘America’s Newsroom.’
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.
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.
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.
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.