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U. of I. News: Is affirmative action in college admissions under threat?

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U. of I. News: Krannert Center residency offers choreographer resources to develop opera productions

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Dino-killing asteroid could have thrust Earth into 2 years of darkness

22 Aug 15:06 | World

Tremendous amounts of soot, lofted into the air from global wildfires following a massive asteroid strike 66 million years ago, would have plunged Earth into darkness for nearly two years, new research finds. read more »

MU Study Finds that Gravity, ‘Mechanical Loading’ are Key to Cartilage Development

22 Aug 12:32 | SciTech

Findings could be key to regenerating cartilage and bone in space as well as in patients on bed rest or who are paralyzed due to traumaread more »

Media Advisory: MU Leaders to Sign Historic Compact That Will Expand Higher Education Access and Affordability for Missourians

22 Aug 10:41 | SciTech

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Smokers 20 Percent More Likely To Quit When Cigarettes Cost $1 Or More

21 Aug 17:18 | U.S. News

Older smokers are usually more set in their ways, but a dollar increase in cigarette prices makes them 20 percent more likely to quit, a new Drexel University study found.read more »

Rice Expert Alert: ‘America’s ‘forever war’ will continue’

21 Aug 15:09 | SciTech

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Preliminary Figures Indicate Mizzou’s Retention Rate Second Highest in History

21 Aug 13:19 | SciTech

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Older users like to snoop on Facebook, but worried others might snoop on them

18 Aug 17:10 | World

Older adults are drawn to Facebook so they can check out pictures and updates from family and friends, but may resist using the site because they are worried about who will see their own content, according to a team of researchers.read more »

Could Monday's Solar Eclipse Lead to More ER Visits? ER Docs Say Yes.

18 Aug 15:18 | U.S. News

As much of the nation prepares for Monday's extremely rare solar eclipse, some emergency physicians say that this natural phenomenon could lead to a temporary surge in emergency visits at points across the country. While they are prepared to handle this potential increase in patient traffic, they urge caution.read more »

U. of I. News: Paper: Clinical signs best predictors of mortality in critically ill calves

18 Aug 11:29 | SciTech

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Journalists Successfully Used Secure Computing To Expose Panama Papers

18 Aug 09:12 | World

A team of researchers from Clemson University, Columbia University and the University of Washington has discovered a security success in an unlikely place: the "Panama Papers." read more »

Follow the Bitcoin to find victims of human trafficking

17 Aug 17:12 | U.S. News

A team of university researchers has devised the first automated techniques to identify ads potentially tied to human trafficking rings and link them to public information from Bitcoin - the primary payment method for online sex ads.read more »

U. of I. News: May 2017 graduates, Dean's List and Bronze Tablet honorees named

17 Aug 12:24 | SciTech

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Trying to resist the urge to splurge? Ditch the smartphone

17 Aug 12:08 | U.S. News

You are more likely to indulge in guilty pleasures when shopping online with a touchscreen versus a desktop computer, according to research from UBC's Okanagan campus.read more »

U. of I. News: Slowing dangerous bacteria may be more effective than killing them, researchers report

17 Aug 11:34 | SciTech

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Slowing dangerous bacteria may be more effective than killing them, researchers reportread more »

U. of I. News: Japan House festival shares Japanese culture

17 Aug 10:08 | SciTech

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Study solves mystery of how first animals appeared on Earth

17 Aug 09:06 | World

Research led by The Australian National University (ANU) has solved the mystery of how the first animals appeared on Earth, a pivotal moment for the planet without which humans would not exist.read more »

Understanding reasons for denying climate change could help bridge divide

16 Aug 15:23 | World

Mainstream criticism of people who deny climate change essentially portrays climate skeptics as being out of touch, ignorant or somehow incapable of understanding the facts about climate change.read more »

Child's home learning environment predicts 5th grade academic skills

16 Aug 12:11 | U.S. News

Children whose parents provide them with learning materials like books and toys and engage them in learning activities and meaningful conversations in infancy and toddlerhood are likely to develop early cognitive skills that can cascade into later academic success, finds a new study.read more »

Media Advisory: Future of NAFTA is focus at Rice’s Baker Institute Sept. 6

16 Aug 11:54 | SciTech

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Trulaske Joins Expanded Award-winning KPMG Master of Accounting with Data and Analytics Program

16 Aug 11:16 | SciTech

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U. of I. News: Illinois choreographer Abby Zbikowski garnering attention, honors

16 Aug 10:05 | SciTech

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Study Identifies Dinosaur 'Missing Link'

16 Aug 09:08 | World

A bizarre dinosaur which looked like a raptor but was in fact a vegetarian may be the 'missing link' between plant-eating dinosaurs and theropods, the group that includes carnivores such as Tyrannosaurus rex and Velociraptor. read more »

'Fat But Fit' At Increased Risk Of Heart Disease

15 Aug 17:13 | U.S. News

Carrying extra weight could raise your risk of heart attack by more than a quarter, even if you are otherwise healthy.read more »

Rice News Release: Successful voting systems must be accurate, usable, accessible and secure

15 Aug 13:25 | SciTech

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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU Welcomes Incoming Students with Pizza Party, Midnight Barbecue, Tiger Walk

15 Aug 12:24 | SciTech

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U. of I. News: How do employers combat a resurgent white supremacy movement?

15 Aug 10:52 | SciTech

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MEDIA ADVISORY – 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Events at MU

15 Aug 10:38 | SciTech

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Experiments Cast Doubt On How The Earth Was Formed

14 Aug 17:17 | World

New geochemical research indicates that existing theories of the formation of the Earth may be mistaken.read more »

Statement from University of Missouri Leaders Regarding Charlottesville Tragedy

14 Aug 16:14 | World

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Researchers Use Machine Learning To Spot Counterfeit Consumer Products

14 Aug 15:24 | U.S. News

A team of researchers has developed a new mechanism that uses machine-learning algorithms to distinguish between genuine and counterfeit versions of the same product. read more »

U. of I. News: Urbana campus consolidates to single logo

14 Aug 14:43 | SciTech

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Human-Caused Warming Likely Led To Recent Streak Of Record-Breaking Temperatures

14 Aug 12:00 | World

It is "extremely unlikely" 2014, 2015 and 2016 would have been the warmest consecutive years on record without the influence of human-caused climate change, according to the authors of a new study.read more »

Rice News Release: Higher concentrations of streetlights do not guarantee safety

14 Aug 09:45 | SciTech

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U. of I. News:Paper examines links between parents’ earnings, gender roles, mental health

12 Aug 01:17 | SciTech

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Feeling Bad About Feeling Bad Can Make You Feel Worse

11 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

Pressure to feel upbeat can make you feel downbeat, while embracing your darker moods can actually make you feel better in the long run, according to new UC Berkeley research.read more »

Being Bullied May Dramatically Affect Sleep

11 Aug 2017 | World

New research from McLean Hospital neuroscientists shows in an animal model that being bullied can have long-term, dramatic effects on sleep and other circadian rhythm-related functions, symptoms that are characteristic of clinical depression and other stress-induced mental illnesses. read more »

How Secure Are Your Messages?

11 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

Researchers at Brigham Young University have learned that most users of popular messaging apps Facebook Messenger, What'sApp and Viber are leaving themselves exposed to fraud or other hacking because they don't know about or aren't using important security options.read more »

Climate Change Shifts Timing Of European Floods

11 Aug 2017 | World

A new study shows that the timing of the floods has shifted across much of Europe, dramatically in some areas.read more »

Media Advisory: The role of energy in India is topic at Rice’s Baker Institute Aug. 25

10 Aug 2017 | SciTech

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EXPERTS AVAILABLE: Tips, Advice as Students Head Back to School From MU Researchers

10 Aug 2017 | SciTech

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New Rice University students move to campus Aug. 13

10 Aug 2017 | SciTech

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U. of I. News: Taboo words’ impact mediated by context, listeners’ likelihood of being offended

10 Aug 2017 | SciTech

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Rice News Release: Nearly 1.5 million college students to use free textbooks this school year

10 Aug 2017 | SciTech

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Media Advisory: Rice University makes eclipse animations available to media

9 Aug 2017 | SciTech

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U of I News: Are droughts becoming more extreme and severe?

9 Aug 2017 | SciTech

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Are droughts becoming more extreme and severe?read more »

Regular Energy Drink Use Linked To Later Drug Use Among Young Adults

9 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

Could young adults who regularly consume highly caffeinated energy drinks be at risk for future substance use? A new study by University of Maryland School of Public Health researchers suggests that there is reason for concern.read more »

Expert Alert: Rice U. political scientist available to discuss situation with North Korea

9 Aug 2017 | SciTech

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Understanding Salamander Breeding Patterns May Lead to Better Forest Management, Conservation Strategies

9 Aug 2017 | SciTech

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