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Daily Mail: Is this the oldest salt farm in South America?

The mysterious Mayan culture used salt to cure fish on a mass scale as far back as 1,000 years ago, according to a new study.

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Science Daily: Retracing Antarctica's glacial past

More than 26,000 years ago, sea level was much lower than it is today partly because the ice sheets that jut out from the continent of Antarctica were enormous and covered by grounded ice -- ice that was fully attached to the seafloor. As the planet warmed, the ice sheets melted and contracted, and sea level began to rise. Researchers have discovered new information that illuminates how and when this global phenomenon occurred.

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Money: This Is the Best College in Every State

There are plenty of factors to weigh when researching your potential list of colleges: Cost. Graduation rates. Academic offerings. Social scene. One of the most important? Location

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Physics World: Modeling the Mississippi

If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then the 1000 m2 physical model of the lower Mississippi river at LSU Center for River Studies must seem like a treasured tome to hydrologists. In this video, LSU researcher Clint Willson explains why the Mississippi model is such a useful tool for scientists, policy makers and the general public.

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NSF: Working with the Cajun Navy: Optimizing the use of volunteers in disaster response

Volunteers play an important role in the aftermath of disasters -- distributing resources, providing advice on courses of action to community members, helping with evacuations and sometimes even saving lives. Sometimes, however, uncoordinated efforts can lead to wasted time and resources and, in worst case scenarios, can put volunteers and official emergency responders in increased danger.

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Physics World: Dealing with hurricane hazards now and in the future

“I think the flood hazard is the Achilles’ heel of the United States,” says Carol Friedland in this wide-ranging interview about the effects of hurricanes on homes and other buildings. Friedland – a researcher based at Louisiana State University – examines whether current building regulations are fit for purpose against hazards associated with hurricanes.

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SEC: LSU professor joins global effort to study penguins

Humans travel. A lot. In fact, if you’ve spent more than 50 hours on an airplane, you’ve traveled the distance of the world.

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