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CNN: This mysterious star could be consuming a stolen exomoon

It's now largely known as Tabby's Star, named for Tabetha Boyajian, a Louisiana State University assistant professor of physics and astronomy.

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The Atlantic: The Truth About Electric Eels Has Long Been Overlooked

The same goes for unusual animals whose outward distinctiveness can mask subtler differences that become clear only through genetic analyses. Such studies have shown that there are likely four distinct species of giraffe, three species of mola mola, and two species of African elephants. “We sort of lump the weirdos together,” says Prosanta Chakrabarty from Louisiana State University. “Oh, obviously, this thing is that thing, and no one looks more carefully. We all thought that an electric eel is an electric eel.”

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Inside Higher Ed: 3 Questions for Sasha Thackaberry, Vice Provost of Digital and Continuing Education at LSU

Dr. Sasha Thackaberry is the Vice Provost of Digital & Continuing Education at Louisiana State University. Sasha graciously agreed to answer my questions about her current position, her career path, and the future of digital learning at LSU.

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TIME: The Mississippi River Is Under Control—For Now

By May 9, 2019, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had been in a flood fight in Louisiana for nearly 200 days. Officials gathered every morning in a conference room in New Orleans that was—perhaps thankfully—windowless, keeping their opponent out of view: just below the office snarled the overladen Mississippi River, more than 8 million gallons of water ripping past each second.

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Times Higher Education: Make states match federal investment, says US campus head

State legislatures should be required to match federal funding for higher education in order to help tackle the US’ student debt crisis, a university president has said.

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Seventeen: Here’s How "Stranger Things" Star Joe Chrest Brought Ted Wheeler To Life

Ted Wheeler might be the most unassuming character on Stranger Things and it's probably because sometimes it seems as if he's just not there. Ted is a chill dad who has no idea that his children literally fight monsters everyday or who seemingly has no idea how frustrated his wife is. He's usually nonchalant, even that one time Dustin swore at him. Ted might seem like an uninteresting guy with a monotone voice, but no one can deny he cares about his family even if he's usually oblivious to whatever they're getting into. He tries to be there for them, even when he just can't figure out what's really going on. Ted might only have one reaction for everything, but the actor that plays him has a lot of range IRL. Here's everything you should know about Joe Chrest.

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CNN: The Gulf dead zone was expected to be a record-breaker. A hurricane may have stopped it

Record-breaking spring rains and historic flooding in the Midwest were poised to create one of the biggest dead zones on record in the Gulf of Mexico this summer, researchers had estimated.

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