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U. of I. News: Student awarded Boren Scholarship to study in Jordan

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Pope's Encyclical Boosted His Credibility On Climate Change

1:02 pm Eastern | World

The Pope's 2015 encyclical on climate change did not directly influence people's beliefs about the seriousness of climate change or its effect on the poor, a study has found. The papal message did, however, indirectly influence people's beliefs about climate change by raising the Pope's credibility on that issue, most strongly among liberals.read more »

Rice News Release: Half of mayoral elections in 6 US states are unopposed

10:19 am Eastern | U.S. News

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In Wake Of 'WannaCry' Attacks, Cybersecurity Expert Discusses Internet Safety

23 May 13:30 | World

A cybersecurity expert says cybercrime is ultimately preventable, and that the internet – even the hidden so-called ‘dark net’ – has very good elements to it.read more »

Reduced US Air Pollution Will Boost Rainfall In Africa's Sahel, Says Study

23 May 11:14 | U.S. News

Falling sulfur dioxide emissions in the United States are expected to substantially increase rainfall in Africa's semi-arid Sahel, while bringing slightly more rain to much of the U.S., according to a new study.read more »

U. of I. News: Paper: DNA may have only modest impact on sexual assault arrests

23 May 10:48 | SciTech

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Toy Unboxing Lucrative But Sensitive

22 May 17:09 | Entertainment

The global social media phenomenon of toy unboxing is causing concern for parents and other child welfare advocates. Now new research recommends regulation to address it.read more »

3.3 Million-Year-Old Fossil Reveals the Antiquity of the Human Spine

22 May 15:03 | SciTech

Portions of human skeletal structure were established millions of years earlier than previously thought, Mizzou researcher findsread more »

Air Pollution May Disrupt Sleep

22 May 13:12 | World

High levels of air pollution over time may get in the way of a good night's sleep, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.read more »

Cultural Backgrounds of Media Organizations Affect International News Coverage, Study Finds

22 May 12:36 | SciTech

Journalists should be aware of how their backgrounds shape coverage of international eventsread more »

U. of I. News: Paper: State of Illinois’ middle class shrinking

22 May 10:58 | SciTech

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U. of I. News: Paper: ‘No admit-No deny’ settlements undercut accountability in civil enforcement

22 May 09:54 | SciTech

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There's More To Attraction Than Meets The Eye: Study

19 May 17:21 | SciTech

Attractiveness isn't just a matter of good looks, but also the right voice and scent, according to a mini review in Frontiers in Psychology.read more »

Media Advisory: ‘Shoot/Don’t Shoot’ simulation to be held May 23 at Willard Airport

19 May 16:27 | SciTech

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Antarctica 'Greening' Due To Climate Change

19 May 13:06 | World

Plant life on Antarctica is growing rapidly due to climate change, scientists have found. read more »

Space Weather Events Linked To High-Altitude Nuclear Tests

18 May 17:13 | SciTech

Recently declassified data on high-altitude nuclear explosion tests have provided a new look at the mechanisms that set off perturbations in Earth's magnetic system. read more »

MU Interim Chancellor and Provost Appoints Vice Chancellor and Dean for Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

18 May 15:50 | SciTech

Story Contact: Christian Basi, BasiC@missouri.edu, 573-882-4430

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Study: Consumers see much greater risk than reward in online ads

18 May 13:37 | SciTech

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Study: Consumers see much greater risk than reward in online adsread more »

Large Volcanic Eruption May Have Caused The First Mass Extinction

18 May 13:23 | World

Researchers in the USA and Japan say they may have found the cause of the first mass extinction of life.read more »

U. of I. News: Sensors detect disease markers in breath

18 May 12:58 | SciTech

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Study Reveals Recommendations for Certifying Emotional Support Animals

18 May 11:14 | SciTech

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U. of I. News: Studies link healthy brain aging to omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the blood

18 May 10:00 | SciTech

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News Release: CPRIT grant brings personalized-modeling expert to Rice

18 May 07:08 | SciTech

SUMMARY: Thanks to a new $5 million recruitment grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, bone cancer patients facing difficult pelvic surgeries in the Texas Medical Center could soon benefit from Rice University research that will use personalized computer models to predict surgical outcomes for patients.

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Loneliness In Young Adults Linked To Poor Sleep Quality

17 May 17:03 | SciTech

Researchers from King's College London have found a link between loneliness and poor sleep quality in a study of more than 2,000 British young adults.read more »

Under Cyber Attack: UH Researchers Look At How To Catch A 'Phisher'

17 May 15:09 | U.S. News

As cybersecurity experts scramble to stop another wave of ransomware and malware scams that have infected computers around the world, computer science experts at the University of Houston are "phishing" for reasons why these types of attacks are so successful. read more »

Exposure to BPA Potentially Induces Permanent Reprogramming of Painted Turtles’ Brains

17 May 10:14 | SciTech

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Personality May Change When You Drink, But Less Than You Think

16 May 17:15 | SciTech

People typically report substantive changes to their personality when they become intoxicated, but observations from outsiders suggest less drastic differences between "sober" and "drunk" personalities, according to research.read more »

Rice News Release: Expert examines how establishing national paid family leave would benefit US

16 May 13:52 | SciTech

Rice News Release: Baker Institute expert examines how establishing national paid family leave would benefit United States

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No Escaping Ocean Plastic: 37 Million Bits Of Litter On One Of World's Remotest Islands

16 May 13:13 | World

The beaches of one of the world's most remote islands have been found to be polluted with the highest density of plastic debris reported anywhere on the planet.read more »

U. of I. News: Study: Higher mass transit use associated with lower obesity rates

16 May 11:45 | SciTech

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Study: Higher mass transit use associated with lower obesity ratesread more »

Belief Increases Buzz: Mixing Energy Drinks And Alcohol

15 May 17:08 | SciTech

Participants of the study who believed they were drinking an energy drink and alcohol cocktail were more likely to believe themselves quite drunk and uninhibited.read more »

Americans Divided On Whether Recent Science Protests Will Benefit Scientists' Causes

15 May 11:02 | SciTech

Americans are split in their support of recent science marches and whether these events will make a difference, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. read more »

U. of I. News:Self-healing tech charges up performance for silicon-containing battery anodes

15 May 10:03 | SciTech

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Rice News Release: Naomi Halas wins Weizmann Women and Science Award

15 May 10:00 | SciTech

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Smiling Makes You Look Younger? Not According To A New Ben-Gurion University Study

12 May 2017 | SciTech

While conventional wisdom is that smiling makes you appear younger, researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have scientifically proven otherwise.read more »

U. of I. News: Electroplating delivers high-energy, high-power batteries

12 May 2017 | SciTech

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Electroplating delivers high-energy, high-power batteriesread more »

Migratory Seabird Deaths Linked To Hurricanes

12 May 2017 | World

Stronger and more frequent hurricanes may pose a new threat to the sooty tern, an iconic species of migratory seabird found throughout the Caribbean and Mid-Atlantic, a new Duke University-led study reveals.read more »

Pet Dogs Help Kids Feel Less Stressed, Study Finds

11 May 2017 | SciTech

Pet dogs provide valuable social support for kids when they're stressed, according to a study by researchers from the University of Florida, who were among the first to document stress-buffering effects of pets for children.read more »

Media Advisory: Rice Athletics to host 5th annual Student Leadership Conference Friday

11 May 2017 | SciTech

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U. of I. News: ‘Molecular prosthetics’ can replace missing proteins to treat disease

11 May 2017 | SciTech

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‘Molecular prosthetics’ can replace missing proteins to treat diseaseread more »

U. of I. News: Illinois student taking part in Fulbright summer study program in Scotland

11 May 2017 | SciTech

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Hospitals Warned To Be Prepared For Ransomware Attacks

11 May 2017 | World

Hospitals need to be prepared for ransomware attacks, warns a doctor in the UK after a virus - or "ransomware" - infected and locked computers at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles hospital in February last year.read more »

Rice News Release: Populations adapt as nature and nurture work together

11 May 2017 | SciTech

SUMMARY: A study of fruit fly larvae leads researchers to conclude that nature and nurture do collaborate in determining the behavior of a population. Researchers at Rice University found a genetic correlation between learning and behavioral plasticity in relation to changing conditions.

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Can Seeing The Facebook Logo Make You Crave Social Media?

10 May 2017 | Media

new study examined how social media cues such as the Facebook logo may affect frequent and less frequent social media users differently, sparking spontaneous hedonic reactions that make it difficult to resist social media cravings. read more »

U. of I. News: Antibiotic breakthrough: Team discovers how to overcome gram-negative bacterial defenses

10 May 2017 | SciTech

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Rare Feline Genetic Disorders Identified Through Whole Genome Sequencing at MU

10 May 2017 | SciTech

Findings could help feline preservationists implement breeding strategies for rare speciesread more »

U. of I. News: New book gives voice to people who grew up in poverty in India

10 May 2017 | SciTech

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New book gives voice to people who grew up in poverty in Indiaread more »

News Release: Link between heart disease risk factors and depression is biological, not behavioral

10 May 2017 | SciTech

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Cannabis Reverses Aging Processes In The Brain: Study

9 May 2017 | SciTech

Memory performance decreases with increasing age. Cannabis can reverse these ageing processes in the brain. This was shown in mice by scientists at the University of Bonn with their colleagues at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel). read more »

'Humanlike' Ways Of Thinking Evolved 1.8 Million Years Ago, Suggests New Study

9 May 2017 | World

By using highly advanced brain imaging technology to observe modern humans crafting ancient tools, an Indiana University neuroarchaeologist has found evidence that human-like ways of thinking may have emerged as early as 1.8 million years ago.read more »

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