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Smartphones are bad for some teens, not all

21 Feb 16:11 | U.S. News

Is the next generation better or worse off because of smartphones? The answer is complex and research shows it largely depends on their lives offline.read more »

Rice News Release: Statement by Billy Graham biographer William Martin

21 Feb 09:40 | SciTech

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Innuendo and pointing suspicion in news coverage can fuel conspiracy theories

20 Feb 17:16 | World

Innuendo and hinting at fake information in news coverage is enough to fuel belief in conspiracy theories, new research shows. read more »

Land use change has warmed the Earth's surface

20 Feb 16:07 | World

Natural ecosystems play a crucial role in helping combat climate change, air pollution and soil erosion. A new study by a team of researchers from the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's science and knowledge service, sheds light on another, less well-known aspect of how these ecosystems, and forests in particular, can protect our planet against global warming.read more »

Illinois researchers find tweeting in cities lower than expected

20 Feb 16:01 | U.S. News

Studying data from Twitter, University of Illinois researchers found that less people tweet per capita from larger cities than in smaller ones, indicating an unexpected trend that has implications in understanding urban pace of life.read more »

Rice Media Advisory: Israel-Palestine expert Djerejian available to discuss Abbas’ UN speech

20 Feb 13:32 | SciTech

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U. of I. News: Portrayals of doctors in comics have become more realistic, nuanced

20 Feb 10:14 | SciTech

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U. of I. News: Paper: 'Pseudo-contract' creeps into digital terms and conditions

20 Feb 09:33 | SciTech

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REMINDER: Experts to convene at Rice U. for SSPEED Harvey conference Feb. 21-22

20 Feb 07:12 | Weather

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Consumer and industrial products now a dominant urban air pollution source

19 Feb 17:21 | U.S. News

Chemical products that contain compounds refined from petroleum, like household cleaners, pesticides, paints and perfumes, now rival motor vehicle emissions as the top source of urban air pollution, according to a surprising NOAA-led study.read more »

Asteroid 'time capsules' may help explain how life started on Earth

19 Feb 15:06 | World

In popular culture, asteroids play the role of apocalyptic threat, get blamed for wiping out the dinosaurs - and offer an extraterrestrial source for mineral mining.read more »

Black emancipation often came with plans for relocation to the tropics

19 Feb 12:10 | SciTech

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Emancipated blacks often targeted for relocation to the tropicsread more »

Media Advisory: BP to present ‘Energy Outlook 2018’ at Rice’s Baker Institute March 2

19 Feb 11:25 | SciTech

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U. of I. News: Continental interiors may not be as tectonically stable as geologists think

19 Feb 11:15 | SciTech

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News Release: Rice U.’s Entrepreneurship Initiative receives $1M gift from Napier family for new startup competition

19 Feb 10:50 | SciTech

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U. of I. News: Sleep problems in menopause linked to hot flashes, depression - and may not last

19 Feb 10:44 | SciTech

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Sleep problems in menopause linked to hot flashes, depression - and may not lastread more »

U. of I. News: Illinois graphic design professor fights human trafficking with app, education

19 Feb 10:36 | SciTech

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Humans will actually react pretty well to news of alien life: scientist

16 Feb 17:07 | U.S. News

As humans reach out technologically to see if there are other life forms in the universe, one important question needs to be answered: When we make contact, how are we going to handle it? Will we feel threatened and react in horror? Will we embrace it? Will we even understand it?read more »

How #MeToo, awareness months and Facebook are helping us heal

16 Feb 15:33 | World

If we have learned anything on social media in 2017 it's that everything isn't okay. Far from it. But we are finally starting to talk about it - according to researchers at Drexel University who study our relationships with social network sites.read more »

Can't get an image out of your head? Your eyes are helping to keep it there

16 Feb 14:27 | U.S. News

Even though you are not aware of it, your eyes play a role in searing an image into your brain, long after you have stopped looking at it.read more »

High levels of microplastics found in Northwest Atlantic fish

16 Feb 14:23 | World

A new study sheds light on the magnitude of microplastic pollution in our oceans. The study found microplastics in the stomachs of nearly three out of every four mesopelagic fish caught in the Northwest Atlantic -- one of the highest levels globally.read more »

Rice Media Advisory: Expert on voting machines to testify in Austin about election security

16 Feb 08:28 | SciTech

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Eye exams linked to kids' reading levels

15 Feb 17:07 | World

Elementary school children who read below grade level may have challenges with their eyesight even if standard tests show they see 20/20, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.read more »

U. of I. News: Illinois alumna among first group of Knight-Hennessy Scholars

15 Feb 14:58 | SciTech

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U. of I. News: Social media as good a barometer of public health attitudes as traditional phone polling

15 Feb 12:24 | SciTech

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Rice News Release: Harris County’s large uninsured population limits TMC spending on community health improvement

15 Feb 10:40 | SciTech

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U. of I. News: Three Illinois professors named Sloan Research Fellows

15 Feb 10:03 | SciTech

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Michael R. Bloomberg named Rice University's 2018 commencement speaker

14 Feb 11:35 | SciTech

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U. of I. News: BEHIND THE SCENES: Chasing Waterfalls

14 Feb 09:58 | SciTech

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U. of I. News: Study links fox domestication to gene activity in the pituitary gland

14 Feb 09:42 | SciTech

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By 2100, arid cities will suffer from more severe heat waves than temperate cities

13 Feb 13:46 | U.S. News

Heat waves are among the deadliest and most common of environmental extremes. As the earth continues to warm due to the buildup of greenhouse gases, heat waves are expected to become more severe, particularly for cities, where concrete and a dearth of trees create what's known as the urban heat island effect.read more »

U. of I. News: Bloodsucking, disease-spreading ticks on screen at 2018 Insect Fear Film Festival

13 Feb 12:38 | SciTech

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News Release: Rice University scientists create patterned graphene onto food, paper, cloth, cardboard

13 Feb 11:26 | SciTech

SUMMARY: Rice University scientists who introduced laser-induced graphene have enhanced their technique to produce what may become a new class of edible electronics.

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Sibling bullying makes psychotic disorders three times more likely

12 Feb 15:25 | World

People who were bullied by siblings during childhood are up to three times more likely to develop psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia in early adulthood, according to new research by the University of Warwick. read more »

Thousands of lives would be saved if counties met ATS clean air standards

12 Feb 14:24 | U.S. News

Thousands of lives would be saved each year, and many more serious illnesses avoided, if U.S. counties met standards set by the American Thoracic Society for the two most important air pollutants, according to a new report.read more »

Rice News Release: Some black and Latino Christians rely on religion for healing

12 Feb 12:56 | SciTech

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U. of I. News: Tiny drug-delivering capsules could sustain transplanted insulin-producing cells for diabetics

12 Feb 11:16 | SciTech

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U. of I. News: Art and music harmonize at Art Remastered performances at Krannert Art Museum

12 Feb 10:10 | SciTech

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Rice Media Advisory: #DarwinDay expert available

12 Feb 09:32 | SciTech

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Autonomous Machines Edge Towards Greater Independence

9 Jun 2017 | SciTech

Cars that can drive autonomously have recently made headlines. In the near future, machines that can learn autonomously will become increasingly present in our lives. read more »

Small Climb In Mean Temperatures Linked To Far Higher Chance Of Deadly Heat Waves

8 Jun 2017 | SciTech

An increase in mean temperature of 0.5 degrees Celsius over half a century may not seem all that serious, but it's enough to have more than doubled the probability of a heat wave killing in excess of 100 people in India, according to researchers at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions.read more »

Dating Expert Ages Oldest Modern Human

8 Jun 2017 | World

A Griffith University geochronologist's state-of-the-art dating methods push back the origins of our species by an unprecedented 100,000 years, uncovering the oldest modern human and our deep biological history in Africa.read more »

U. of I. News: Three students awarded national scholarships to study foreign languages abroad

8 Jun 2017 | SciTech

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Rice News Release: Texas electricity providers minimizing costs to meet market demands

8 Jun 2017 | SciTech

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Finding Common Ground Amid Increasing Political Polarization

8 Jun 2017 | SciTech

Dispute resolution techniques can be helpful in healing political divides, MU legal expert saysread more »

Rice News Release: Making vessels leaky on demand could aid drug delivery

8 Jun 2017 | SciTech

SUMMARY: Scientists use magnets and nanoparticles to cause "leaks" in blood vessels on demand. The technique could help in the delivery of therapeutics to targeted areas in the body, including deep tissues and organs.

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Artificial Intelligence Summit Aims To Tackle Poverty, Humanity's 'Grand Challenges'

8 Jun 2017 | World

Artificial intelligence (AI) is responsible for self-driving cars and voice-recognition smart phones, but a conference this week is refocusing AI on sustainable development and assisting global efforts to eliminate poverty and hunger, and to protect the environment. read more »

Excessive exercise may damage the gut

7 Jun 2017 | SciTech

A review of published studies has found that people who exercise excessively may be prone to acute or chronic gut issues.read more »

Rice News Release: Simple tasks don't test brain's true complexity

7 Jun 2017 | SciTech

SUMMARY: New research strategies are needed to find out how information flows through the brain's neural networks, according to neuroscientists at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine. In a new article in Neuron, the researchers suggest using complex experiments to test the most important properties of these networks.

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U. of I. News: Scientists find world’s oldest fossil mushroom

7 Jun 2017 | SciTech

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Scientists find world’s oldest fossil mushroomread more »

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