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MU Professor to Receive Nobel Prize in Official Ceremony Monday

University of Missouri Professor Emeritus George Smith will shake the hand of King Carl Gustaf the 16th of Sweden as he officially accepts his part of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry at its award ceremony Monday evening.

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University of Missouri Professor Emeritus George Smith will shake the hand of King Carl Gustaf the 16th of Sweden as he officially accepts his part of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry at its award ceremony Monday evening.

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MU Professor Emeritus George Smith’s Nobel Prize lecture may have been geared toward a general audience, but it didn’t shy away from scientific detail. The crowd in the Aula Magna lecture hall on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Stockholm University was a mix of fellow laureates and their guests, students of Stockholm University and general members of the public.

“When this award was announced on October 3, my friends who are actual chemists were surprised to learn that I was one too,” Smith joked to the crowd. 

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Thirty-one animals rescued by Boone County Animal Control were turned over to the Central Missouri Humane Society on Monday.

The 17 cats and 14 dogs were originally taken in by Animal Control. After a residential fire in August in which the animals were rescued, the animals were turned back over to the owner after finding no sufficient evidence of animal abuse, according to Jason Wilcox, the senior planner at Boone County Animal Control.

But by Oct. 31, Animal Control obtained enough evidence to seize the animals, and the owner voluntarily gave them up.

A Missouri high school student faces a felony charge after authorities say he posted on social media that he was going to buy an assault rifle and "make history."

William James Nelson, an 18-year-old from Branson, was charged Thursday with making a terroristic threat, according to reports. No attorney was listed for him in online court records.