LiveBIG Staff, June 23, 2016

[btn-post-package]On the far western edge of Big Ten country, the Great Plains give way to the rolling prairie of the American West. It?s a land that countless pioneers crossed more than a century ago on journeys filled with challenges and opportunities.

While you won?t find long lines of covered wagons in Nebraska these days, the pioneers are still around. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is home to a number of brilliant people doing trailblazing work in fields as diverse as e-commerce and lasers.

Here?s a look at some of the top LiveBIG stories from the Huskers:

The heart of a Husker


Nebraska's mobile lab answers the question 'Where's the beef?'


Nebraska student's startling fossil find reveals new ancient species


Huskers, heroes, villains and viruses


Nebraska physics professor makes his mark on the world's largest machine