Photographer shines light on how climate change impacts people

By Jing Ren Neeta Satam is making a difference in addressing climate change and other environmental issues – both as a photographer and a scientist. The winner of the first student fellowship from the new Missouri School of Journalism Smith/Patterson Pulitzer partnership, Satam spoke to students in the Science, Health and Environmental Writing class recently about her…

Why are fewer heavy Americans trying to lose weight

By Jing Ren “During the past 12 months, have you tried to lose weight?” The majority of overweight Americans will say no to that question, according to a recent study. Across the nation, the obesity rate is rising, but fewer overweight Americans are trying to lose weight, according to a study published in the Journal…

Debunking the myths of obesity treatment

By Jing Ren ORLANDO —Weight loss isn’t easy, especially considering that many people would rather watch Netflix with a bowl of snacks than get up off the couch and go for a run. But another major reason that people have a difficult time losing weight is that they don’t know how, said Magdalena Pasarica, associate professor…

Science enthusiasts get ready for local March for Science

By Jing Ren COLUMBIA – Scientists and science enthusiasts in Columbia are getting ready for a gathering to defend the role of science. On Earth Day, April 22, the organization March for Science in Mid-Missouri will hold a local version of the Washington D.C. March for Science, a national non-partisan event promoting robust funding and…