Study after study has shown access to books and literature is critical when learning to read. While many people think of children when talking about literacy, in Nebraska there... more››
Many tools and techniques that make Midwestern farmers global leaders emerged from research at land-grant universities. Now, a federal international aid program is exporting that... more››
The Happy Jack Chalk Mine in Scotia, Nebraska has been around under that name since the 1930s. It’s been an active chalk mine, an abandoned mine, a state-owned wayside park, and... more››
For the last century, the Panama Canal has connected the U.S. to the world. For Midwest farmers, it opened their harvest to global markets. As the canal turns 100 years old this... more››
Scientists fighting AIDS have changed the disease from a death sentence to a livable condition thanks to treatments and medicines developed over the past 30 years. But so far, no... more››
Farmers and ag groups in the Midwest say the U.S. river system needs an upgrade, and they’re hopeful it will come with new legislation. President Obama recently signed a bill... more››
Health care is changing in Nebraska in the wake of the Affordable Care Act – or, as some call it “Obamacare.” More than 40,000 people got insurance this year through the exchange... more››
In his new book, “Grass, Soil, Hope,” former Sierra Club activist Courtney White argues carbon—often vilified in public discourse—can actually help address climate change. White... more››
A police officer easily identifies a drunk driver user a Breathalyzer.  It gets more complicated figuring out if someone is under the influence of drugs.Some researchers feel... more››
Virginia and Vanderbilt compete for college baseball’s coveted championship tonight at the College World Series in Omaha. Around TD Ameritrade Park, you’ll see the colors of each... more››
Farms aren’t just for food any more. With the local food movement growing, more savvy farmers are putting a price tag on more than those organic tomatoes. They are marketing and... more››
During the spring of 1994, the world turned its back as the African country of Rwanda was ripped apart by a bloody civil war. 20 years later, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln... more››