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BP Oil Spill Did $17.2 Billion In Damage To Natural Resources, Scientists Find

21 Apr 17:15 | SciTech

The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to the natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico, a team of scientists recently found after a six-year study of the impact of the largest oil spill in U.S. history.read more »

California Cities Dominate List Of Nation's Most Polluted Regions

21 Apr 15:18 | U.S. News

The American Lung Association's State of the Air 2017 report found California has the dubious distinction of being home to the majority of the Top 10 cities with ozone and particle pollution in the United States. read more »

Strategic Enrollment Management Committee to Help MU Officials Plan for Future

21 Apr 15:18 | SciTech

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

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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU Educators to be Honored with Excellence in Education Awards

21 Apr 11:32 | SciTech

Story Contact: Nathan Hurst, hurstn@missouri.edu, 573-882-6217

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First Evidence For Higher State Of Consciousness Found

20 Apr 17:17 | SciTech

Scientific evidence of a 'higher' state of consciousness has been found in a study led by the University of Sussex.read more »

Study Ranks Which Production Attributes Are Most Important To Consumers

20 Apr 15:09 | U.S. News

For many consumers, buying a gallon of milk is much more complex than finding the preferred fat content and expiration date. They want to know how the cows were treated, what they were fed, whether they received growth hormones or antibiotics, whether the milk is organic, and so on.read more »

Ocean Current Dumps Plastic In Remote Arctic Waters

20 Apr 13:08 | World

The Arctic Ocean is a dead-end for plastics floating in the North Atlantic, a new study reports. The study confirms that plastics are abundant and widespread in seas east of Greenland and north of Scandinavia, even though human populations - contributors of plastic waste - are low there.read more »

Media Advisory: Rice crew revved for Nanocar Race

20 Apr 12:24 | SciTech

SUMMARY: Rice University scientists will join five other teams in the first international Nanocar Race in Toulouse, France, next week.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU College of Veterinary Medicine to Host Open House

20 Apr 11:48 | SciTech

Story Contact: Jeff Sossamon, sossamonj@missouri.edu, 573-882-3346

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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU Veterinary Health Center to Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Large Animal Ambulatory Facility

20 Apr 11:47 | SciTech

Story Contact: Jeff Sossamon, sossamonj@missouri.edu, 573-882-3346

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Social Networks An Ideal Stage For Narcissists To Showcase Themselves

19 Apr 17:30 | Entertainment

(Newsroom America) -- Social networks are an ideal stage for narcissists to showcase themselves. Accordingly, a lot of people with narcissistic traits are drawn to these platforms as a new study conducted by psychologists from Würzburg and Bamberg shows.read more »

Media Advisory: African American Youth and Families are Topics of Distinguished Visiting Professor’s Lecture

19 Apr 16:14 | SciTech

Story Contact: Sheena Rice, ricesm@missouri.edu, 573-882-8353

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Arctic River Ice Deposits Rapidly Disappearing

19 Apr 13:04 | World

Climate change is causing thick ice deposits that form along Arctic rivers to melt nearly a month earlier than they did 15 years ago, a new study finds.read more »

Volunteering Might Prevent Substance Abuse for Female Student-Athletes

19 Apr 12:48 | SciTech

Researchers find that behaviors such as community service and civic engagement might be effective in reducing substance abuse among student-athletes read more »

Consumers Fear Technology Failures With Autonomous Vehicles

19 Apr 11:06 | U.S. News

With the exception of Gen Y, all other generational groups are becoming more skeptical of self-driving technology, which poses a new challenge to car manufacturers and technology developers, according to the J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Tech Choice Study. read more »

Is democracy on the wane in Turkey?

19 Apr 11:00 | SciTech

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Is democracy on the wane in Turkey?read more »

Eye Expressions Offer A Glimpse Into The Evolution Of Emotion

18 Apr 17:18 | SciTech

New research by Adam Anderson, professor of human development at Cornell University's College of Human Ecology, reveals why the eyes offer a window into the soul.read more »

Migration From Sea-Level Rise Could Reshape Cities Inland

18 Apr 15:21 | U.S. News

When Hurricane Katrina struck Louisiana in 2005, cities inland saw an influx of evacuees escaping the storm and its aftermath. Now, a new University of Georgia study predicts that this could happen again as a result of sea-level rise. read more »

Science Fiction Horror Wriggles Into Reality With Discovery Of Giant Shipworm

18 Apr 13:13 | World

Our world seems to grow smaller by the day as biodiversity rapidly dwindles, but Mother Earth still has a surprise or two up her sleeve. An international team of researchers were the first to investigate a never before studied species -- a giant, black, mud dwelling, worm-like animal. read more »

‘Corporate Sustainability’ is About More Than the Environment

18 Apr 11:55 | SciTech

As sustainability factors into a growing number of consumer decisions, Mizzou study shows working conditions are a top concernread more »

Prescribed Forest Fire Frequency Should Be Based on Land Management Goals

18 Apr 10:58 | SciTech

68-year study shows long-term effects of burning forests at frequent intervalsread more »

U. of I. News: Paper: Nutrition label readers favor food quality over quantity

18 Apr 10:00 | SciTech

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Paper: Nutrition label readers favor food quality over quantityread more »

News Release: Rice to receive $10.7 million from Kinder Foundation for education research

18 Apr 09:18 | SciTech

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When It Comes To Your Profile Picture, Let A Stranger Do The Choosing

17 Apr 17:24 | Entertainment

When trying to pick the most flattering pictures for online profiles, it may be best to let a stranger do the choosing, a study suggests.read more »

Understanding Money Reduces Worry About Old Age: Study

17 Apr 15:11 | Business

People who possess a greater understanding of finance are less likely to fret about life in their twilight years.read more »

Rice News Release: New $1.5 million grant to fund national research on faith and work

17 Apr 14:37 | SciTech

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Promising New Drug Development Could Help Treat Cachexia

17 Apr 14:20 | SciTech

Researchers seeking canine candidates for a pilot study testing drugs to treat the wasting disease often associated with cancerread more »

New Study Emphasizes The Relative Scarcity Of Lake Water

17 Apr 13:18 | World

What is the volume of water in lakes on Earth? Using a mathematical analysis, researcher David Seekell, at Umea University, and his American collaborators now suggest that the mean depth of lakes is 30 per cent lower than previously estimated. read more »

Rice News Release: Nano-SPEARs gently measure electrical signals in small animals

17 Apr 11:47 | SciTech

SUMMARY: Microscopic probes developed at Rice University simplify the process of measuring electrical activity in the cells of small living animals. The technique could revolutionize data-gathering for disease characterization and drug interactions.

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Rice News Release: Houston's gourmet food trucks cooperate, compete to elevate group's prestige

17 Apr 10:56 | SciTech

Rice News Release: Houston's gourmet food trucks cooperate, compete to elevate group’s prestige

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Money a Barrier to Independence for Young Adults with Autism

17 Apr 10:14 | SciTech

Researchers suggest parents, caregivers and financial institutions can play a role in helping young adults with autism improve financial literacy read more »

U. of I. News: Science at Illinois feeds the world, furthers health, protects the planet

17 Apr 09:41 | SciTech

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Science at Illinois feeds the world, furthers health, protects the planetread more »

Rice News Release: Researchers working toward indoor location detection

17 Apr 09:37 | SciTech

Rice University Office of Public Affairs / News & Media Relations

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Study Of Sleep Apps Finds Room For Improvement

14 Apr 17:22 | SciTech

An analysis of 35 popular phone-based sleep apps finds that while most help users set sleep-related goals and track and manage their sleep, few make use of other methods known to help the chronically sleep-deprived.read more »

Vice Chancellor Cathy Scroggs Announces Retirement

14 Apr 17:08 | SciTech

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

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US Streams Carry Surprisingly Extensive Mixture Of Pollutants

14 Apr 15:00 | U.S. News

Many U.S. waterways carry a variety of pollutants, but not much is known about the composition or health effects of these chemical combinations. A new in-depth study, however, is providing insight as it shows the mixtures are more complex than expected and contain compounds that could potentially harm aquatic species. read more »

Rice News Release: SAVI camera ditches long lens for distant images

14 Apr 14:01 | SciTech

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Is There Something Up With Stinky Inflatable Pool Toys?

14 Apr 13:16 | World

Inflatable toys and swimming aids, like bathing rings and arm bands, often have a distinctive smell which could indicate that they contain a range of potentially hazardous substances. read more »

Study Finds Pokemon Go Players Are Happier, Friendlier

13 Apr 17:38 | Entertainment

Pokemon Go people are happy people. That's the finding of media researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison who leapt to study the wildly popular mobile game shortly after its release in July 2016.read more »

Georgia Tech’s civil and environmental engineering chair named dean of engineering at Rice U.

13 Apr 12:31 | SciTech

Rice University Office of Public Affairs / News & Media Relations

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Smartphone Addiction Leads To Personal, Social, Workplace Problems

13 Apr 11:15 | SciTech

Excessive smartphone use leads to problems, and females are especially susceptible to addiction, according to new research.read more »

U. of I. News: Are law enforcement agencies abusing civil asset forfeiture?

13 Apr 10:19 | SciTech

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Who Are you on social media? New Research Examines Norms Of Online Personas

12 Apr 17:20 | Entertainment

According to the Pew Research center, the majority of adults on the internet have more than one social networking profile on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Although the core purpose of these sites are similar - to digitally connect with peers and loved ones - new research found users often adopt different personas unique to each social network.read more »

U. of I. News: Student in history and political science awarded Truman Scholarship

12 Apr 17:17 | SciTech

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Student in history and political science awarded Truman Scholarshipread more »

MEDIA ADVISORY: University of Missouri to Hold 90th Tap Day Ceremony

12 Apr 16:38 | SciTech

Story Contact: Liz McCune, mccunee@missouri.edu, 573-882-6212

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MU Professor, Researcher James Birchler Receives SEC Professor of the Year Award

12 Apr 15:38 | U.S. News

World-renowned geneticist earns award recognizing his years of research and development of cutting-edge technologyread more »

Could A Colorado Earthquake Have Been Triggered By Dinosaur Extinction Impact?

12 Apr 15:07 | U.S. News

Researchers have found signs of fault displacement at well-known rock outcrops in Colorado that mark the end-Cretaceous asteroid impact that may have hurried the extinction of the dinosaurs. read more »

News Release: Rice University students build NotBot to help NASA assess robot-astronaut interactions

12 Apr 14:57 | SciTech

SUMMARY: Rice University students build a robot-like costume to help NASA assess human-robot interactions as it plans for long-range missions in space.

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Media Advisory: MU, State Farm to Celebrate New Gift

12 Apr 14:19 | SciTech

Story Contact: Nathan Hurst, hurstn@missouri.edu, 573-882-6217

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Rice News Release: Children in HISD pre-K program more prepared for kindergarten

12 Apr 10:59 | SciTech

Rice University Office of Public Affairs / News & Media Relations

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