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How social networking sites may discriminate against women

5:33 pm Eastern | World

Social media and the sharing economy have created new opportunities by leveraging online networks to build trust and remove marketplace barriers. But a growing body of research suggests that old gender and racial biases persist, from men's greater popularity on Twitter to African Americans' lower acceptance rates on Airbnb.read more »

U. of I. News: Earth BioGenome Project aims to sequence genomes of 1.5 million species

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U. of I. News: Study: Girls more likely than boys to struggle with social, behavioral, academic needs

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Rice News Release: Houstonians believe more regulation would have ‘significantly reduced’ Harvey damage

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Human-like walking mechanics evolved before the genus Homo

12:10 pm Eastern | World

Ever since scientists realized that humans evolved from a succession of primate ancestors, the public imagination has been focused on the inflection point when those ancestors switched from ape-like shuffling to walking upright as we do today. read more »

Rice News Release: Middle East energy subsidy reform updates ‘patronage-based autocratic governance’

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Unprecedented wave of large-mammal extinctions linked to ancient humans

20 Apr 12:13 | World

Homo sapiens, Neanderthals and other recent human relatives may have begun hunting large mammal species down to size - by way of extinction - at least 90,000 years earlier than previously thought, says a new study published in the journal Science.read more »

Media Advisory: Discrepancy between health care spending and outcomes in focus at Rice’s Baker Institute April 25

20 Apr 10:42 | SciTech

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Study predicts 2018 flu vaccine will have 20 percent efficacy

20 Apr 10:08 | U.S. News

A Rice University study predicts that this fall's flu vaccine -- a new H3N2 formulation for the first time since 2015 -- will likely have the same reduced efficacy against the dominant circulating strain of influenza A as the vaccine given in 2016 and 2017 due to viral mutations related to vaccine production in eggs.read more »

U. of I. News: Laser light show machine teaches students math, computer programming

20 Apr 09:30 | SciTech

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Study reveals new Antarctic process contributing to sea level rise and climate change

19 Apr 17:16 | World

A new IMAS-led study has revealed a previously undocumented process where melting glacial ice sheets change the ocean in a way that further accelerates the rate of ice melt and sea level rise. read more »

Media advisory: Siebel Center for Design groundbreaking April 24

19 Apr 15:58 | SciTech

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Cities and communities in the US losing 36 million trees a year

19 Apr 15:35 | U.S. News

Scientists with the USDA Forest Service estimate that between 2009 and 2014, tree cover in the Nation's urban/community areas declined by 0.7 percent, which translates to losing an estimated 36 million trees or approximately 175,000 acres of tree cover annually.read more »

U. of I. News: MFA Exhibition at Krannert Art Museum to feature work by art and design graduate students

19 Apr 15:31 | SciTech

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Dogs could be more similar to humans than we thought

19 Apr 12:33 | World

Dog and human gut microbiomes have more similar genes and responses to diet than we previously thought, according to a study published in the open access journal, Microbiome.read more »

U. of I. News: Former state representative, agency leader hired as director of community and government relations

19 Apr 10:34 | SciTech

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U. of I. News: Expert Viewpoint: Is autism a disorder, an identity or both?

19 Apr 10:01 | SciTech

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Rice News Release: Study predicts 2018 flu vaccine will have 20 percent efficacy

19 Apr 07:56 | U.S. News

SUMMARY: A Rice University study of 6,610 human flu sequences predicts that this fall's flu vaccine will likely have the same reduced efficacy against the dominant circulating strain of influenza A as the vaccine given in 2016 and 2017 due to viral mutations related to vaccine production in eggs.

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New tool to speed up the design of wearable tech

18 Apr 17:06 | World

Experts from the University of Surrey have developed a new methodology that allows designers of smart-wearables to better understand and predict how their products would perform once manufactured and in use.read more »

Rice Expert Alert: Facebook knows about your health, wants to profit off of it

18 Apr 15:32 | SciTech

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Rice Expert Alert: Southwest pilot exemplifies ‘in extremis’ leadership

18 Apr 13:54 | SciTech

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Media Advisory: Rice U. to host urban prairie restoration

18 Apr 12:38 | SciTech

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U. of I. News: Illinois joins coalition seeking greater opportunities for high-achieving low- and moderate-income students

18 Apr 12:23 | SciTech

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Rice Expert Alert: Starbucks CEO followed first rule of reputation management

18 Apr 11:46 | SciTech

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Can your dog predict an earthquake? Evidence is shaky, say researchers

18 Apr 10:08 | U.S. News

For centuries people have claimed that strange behavior by their cats, dogs and even cows can predict an imminent earthquake, but the first rigorous analysis of the phenomenon concludes that there is no strong evidence behind the claim.read more »

Expert Alert: Rice U. political scientist Mark Jones available to discuss death of former first lady Barbara Bush

17 Apr 20:57 | SciTech

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Army scientists uncover how to stop cyber intrusions

17 Apr 15:33 | U.S. News

U.S. Army-funded researchers at the University of California in Los Angles have found a proverbial smoking gun signature of the long sought-after Majorana particle, and the find, they say, could block intruders on sensitive communication networks.read more »

Warming climate could speed forest regrowth in eastern US

17 Apr 14:10 | U.S. News

Climate change could speed the natural regrowth of forests on undeveloped or abandoned land in the eastern U.S., according to a new study.read more »

Education, not income, the best predictor of a long life

17 Apr 14:08 | World

ising income and the subsequent improved standards of living have long been thought to be the most important factors contributing to a long and healthy life. However, new research has shown that instead, the level of education a person has is a much better predictor of life expectancy. read more »

We think we're the first advanced earthlings - but how do we really know?

16 Apr 17:20 | World

Imagine if, many millions of years ago, dinosaurs drove cars through cities of mile-high buildings. A preposterous idea, right? Over the course of tens of millions of years, however, all of the direct evidence of a civilization--its artifacts and remains--gets ground to dust. How do we really know, then, that there weren't previous industrial civilizations on Earth that rose and fell long before human beings appeared?read more »

Evidence mounts for Alzheimer's, suicide risks among youth in polluted cities

16 Apr 14:31 | World

A University of Montana researcher and her collaborators have published a new study that reveals increased risks for Alzheimer's and suicide among children and young adults living in polluted megacities.read more »

News Release: Rice U. students create training device for cervical cancer screening

16 Apr 14:11 | SciTech

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The secret to being cool: Try smiling

13 Apr 16:26 | U.S. News

For many people, one of the unspoken rules for being cool is maintaining an emotionally inexpressive attitude. This message is reinforced through advertisements where fashion models rarely smile and by quotes from celebrities.read more »

U. of I. News: Four students honored by Goldwater scholarship program

13 Apr 13:08 | SciTech

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U. of I. News: Scholars: In #MeToo movement, lessons of restorative and transitional justice important

13 Apr 10:21 | SciTech

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Digital addiction increases loneliness, anxiety and depression

12 Apr 17:14 | U.S. News

Smartphones are an integral part of most people's lives, allowing us to stay connected and in-the-know at all times. The downside of that convenience is that many of us are also addicted to the constant pings, chimes, vibrations and other alerts from our devices, unable to ignore new emails, texts and images.read more »

News Release: Rice U. students develop add-on pad to make defibrillators more effective

12 Apr 15:53 | SciTech

SUMMARY: A simple device invented by Rice University students could help save the lives of heart attack patients by reducing the skin's natural impedance to electrical shocks delivered by automatic defibrillators. read more »

Media advisory: Audio and visual recording allowed at April 17 Chancellor’s Critical Conversations event

12 Apr 15:18 | SciTech

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RAND identifies new strategies for countering Russian social media

12 Apr 15:12 | World

A new RAND Corporation report finds that Russia is waging a social media campaign in the Baltics, Ukraine and nearby states to sow dissent against neighboring governments, as well as NATO and the European Union.read more »

Media Advisory: NAFTA renegotiations in focus at Rice’s Baker Institute April 17

12 Apr 13:12 | SciTech

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Mizzou students to hold day of service, volunteering throughout Columbia

12 Apr 12:46 | SciTech

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Rice News Release: Historic Midtown Sears building to anchor Houston innovation district

12 Apr 11:59 | SciTech

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Media advisory: Day of Service events planned for April 14

12 Apr 11:20 | SciTech

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U. of I. News: Faculty, staff and teaching assistants honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction

12 Apr 10:56 | SciTech

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Night owls have higher risk of dying sooner

12 Apr 10:06 | World

"Night owls" -- people who like to stay up late and have trouble dragging themselves out of bed in the morning -- have a higher risk of dying sooner than "larks," people who have a natural preference for going to bed early and rise with the sun, according to a new study.read more »

Melting of Arctic mountain glaciers unprecedented in the past 400 years

11 Apr 2018 | World

Glaciers in Alaska's Denali National Park are melting faster than at any time in the past four centuries because of rising summer temperatures, a new study finds.read more »

The emotions we feel may shape what we see

11 Apr 2018 | U.S. News

Our emotional state in a given moment may influence what we see, according to findings published in Psychological Science. In two experiments, researchers found that participants saw a neutral face as smiling more when it was paired with an unseen positive image.read more »

REMINDER: MEDIA ADVISORY: Mayor Turner to announce plans for Midtown innovation district

11 Apr 2018 | SciTech

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Media Advisory: Ohio Gov. Kasich to speak at Rice’s Baker Institute April 18

11 Apr 2018 | SciTech

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Hotter, longer, more frequent -- marine heatwaves on the rise

11 Apr 2018 | World

An international study reveals globally marine heatwaves have increased over the past century in number, length and intensity as a direct result of warming oceans.read more »

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