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So THAT’S What Those Extra Shoelace Holes at the Top Are There For — To Prevent Blisters

You know those extra two shoelace holes that sit off to the side on your running shoes, just far enough that no one ever seems to use them? Did you think they were just a decoration? Turns out they actually do serve a purpose. Mystery solved!

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UCM Update

After growing up in a country where baseball is a national passion, a University of Central Missouri international student this spring got an inside-look at what it takes to keep professional players in top condition while also gaining experience to better prepare him for his own professional career

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Girl With Down Syndrome, 10, Makes Cheerleading Squad, Warms Our Hearts

This is about as uplifting as it gets.

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Team SCREAM
COURTESY OF SEDALIA SCHOO DISTRICT 200 Team SCREAM drivers Levi Anderson, left, and David Wester control the robot KONG after sliding a stack of recyling totes onto the scoring platform during an exhibition match Saturday at the Missouri Robotics State Championship at the Mathewson Exhibition Center.The strapping mechanism on the front of the robot was a key determiner in Team SCREAM winning the Maxion Innovation in Design award.

Team SCREAM Wins Two Awards At Missouri Robotics State Championship

Team SCREAM was honored for its creative engineering and its leader, Michael Wright, was praised by his peers Saturday at the inaugural Missouri Robotics State Championship at the Mathewson Exhibition Center

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Prize Drawings at Bring Mom To the Daum Event

Bring Mom To The Daum Event

Many families went out in the rain to State Fair Community College to enjoy some fun indoors for the annual "Bring Mom to the Daum" event today (May 10).

The event at the Daum Museum of Contemporary Ar

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Confused by Expiration Dates? Let This Guide Clear Everything Up

When you buy food, you're immediately on the clock when it comes to finishing it. But did you know those expiration dates you see may not tell the whole story?

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UCM Update

Celebrating the strong partnership the University of Central Missouri enjoys with Whiteman Air Force Base and its leadership, the university in fall 2015 will launch its new Wing Access initiative to provide priority registration benefits for active duty military personnel, their dependents, and veterans

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'Protein-Based' Booze Options

Snake Wine, Scorpion Vodka & More ‘Protein-Based’ Booze Options (Warning: This Could Get Gross)

The five alcoholic beverages presented here are infused with the cadavers of creatures that once crawled or slithered across the Earth, like rodents, birds and reptiles (apologies to all of the animal lovers out there).

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UCM Update

Nine students in three teams from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Central Missouri recently competed in the fifth annual online Kryptos Challenge.

The challenge, managed by two members of the Pacific Northwest section of the Mathematical Association of America, challenges three-person teams of high school, undergraduate or graduate students to tackle the cryptanalysis, or breaking of the code in coded material

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How Many of These New Words in the Dictionary Do You Know?

Your vocabulary is about to get bigger.

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