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U. of I. News: Nathan Gunn to make directorial debut, sing lead with Lyric Theatre at Illinois’ ‘Don Giovanni’

12:42 pm Eastern | SciTech

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Want people to work together? Familiarity, ability to pick partners could be key

16 Jan 15:15 | World

The key to getting people to work together effectively could be giving them the flexibility to choose their collaborators and the comfort of working with established contacts, new research suggests.read more »

Study shows how Olympic Games affect the stock market

16 Jan 14:05 | World

New research reveals how global sports events such as the Olympic Games can affect stock market activity.read more »

Anxiety: An early indicator of Alzheimer's disease?

16 Jan 14:02 | U.S. News

A new study suggests an association between elevated amyloid beta levels and the worsening of anxiety symptoms. The findings support the hypothesis that neuropsychiatric symptoms could represent the early manifestation of Alzheimer's disease in older adults. read more »

Energy drinks can negatively impact health of youth

15 Jan 11:59 | U.S. News

Over half of Canadian youth and young adults who have consumed energy drinks have experienced negative health effects as a result, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.read more »

Jet stream changes since 1960s linked to more extreme weather

15 Jan 11:55 | World

Increased fluctuations in the path of the North Atlantic jet stream since the 1960s coincide with more extreme weather events in Europe such as heat waves, droughts, wildfires and flooding, reports a University of Arizona-led team.read more »

Babies stir up clouds of bio-gunk when they crawl

12 Jan 15:07 | World

When babies crawl, their movement across floors, especially carpeted surfaces, kicks up high levels of dirt, skin cells, bacteria, pollen, and fungal spores, a new study has found.read more »

MU to resume regular operations Friday

11 Jan 20:59 | SciTech

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Ingredients for life revealed in meteorites that fell to Earth

11 Jan 17:11 | World

Two wayward space rocks, which separately crashed to Earth in 1998 after circulating in our solar system's asteroid belt for billions of years, share something else in common: the ingredients for life. They are the first meteorites found to contain both liquid water and a mix of complex organic compounds such as hydrocarbons and amino acids.read more »

Making the Internet of Things possible with a new breed of 'memristors'

11 Jan 14:05 | World

The internet of things is coming, that much we know. But still it won't; not until we have components and chips that can handle the explosion of data that comes with IoT. In 2020, there will already be 50 billion industrial internet sensors in place all around us.read more »

Expert Alert: Rice political scientist available to discuss Abbott’s $43.3M war chest and what it means for 2018 elections

11 Jan 13:42 | SciTech

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Rice News Release (w/video): Lab makes short nanotube samples by hand to dramatically cut production time

11 Jan 12:01 | SciTech

SUMMARY: Rice University scientists are making short carbon nanotube fibers by hand as a way to quickly test materials before spinning industrial quantities of fiber for aerospace, automotive, medical and smart-clothing applications.

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U. of I. News: Illinois New Teacher Collaborative’s annual leadership summit to be held Jan. 26

11 Jan 10:50 | SciTech

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MU campus to close at noon on thursday, Jan. 11

11 Jan 07:01 | SciTech

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Women survive crises better than men

10 Jan 15:05 | World

Women today tend to live longer than men almost everywhere worldwide -- in some countries by more than a decade. Now, three centuries of historical records show that women don't just outlive men in normal times: They're more likely to survive even in the worst of circumstances.read more »

Rice U. Expert: ‘Iranian protests ought to serve as a warning’ to Saudi Arabia

10 Jan 12:24 | SciTech

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Mass extinctions remove species but not ecological variety

10 Jan 12:17 | World

Sixty-five million years ago, clouds of ash choked the skies over Earth. Dinosaurs, along with about half of all the species on Earth, staggered and died. But in the seas, a colorful population of marine bivalves--the group including oysters, clams and scallops--soldiered on, tucked into the crevices of ocean floors and shorelines.read more »

Lessons from Joplin: personal growth often coexists with post-traumatic stress following natural disasters, MU researchers find

10 Jan 11:49 | SciTech

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Chemists discover plausible recipe for early life on Earth

9 Jan 17:01 | World

Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a fascinating new theory for how life on Earth may have begun.read more »

Want to make money with stocks? Never ever listen to analysts say researchers

9 Jan 15:19 | U.S. News

Investors probably expect that following the suggestions of stock analysts would make them better off than doing the exact opposite. Nevertheless, recent research by Nicola Gennaioli and colleagues shows that the best way to gain excess-returns would be to invest in the shares least favored by analysts.read more »

Rice Expert Alert: Baker Institute’s Medlock available to discuss natural gas price surge

9 Jan 14:37 | SciTech

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U. of I. News: Only half of youths involved in problem behaviors graduate on time

9 Jan 13:05 | SciTech

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Media Advisory: Rice expert available to discuss leadership development, stepping outside one’s comfort zone in 2018

9 Jan 10:09 | SciTech

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U. of I. News: Are you vulnerable to newly discovered online security risks?

8 Jan 17:04 | SciTech

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Are you vulnerable to newly discovered online security risks?read more »

US rivers and streams are compromised by increasing salt loads

8 Jan 15:21 | U.S. News

Human activities are exposing US rivers and streams to a cocktail of salts, with consequences for infrastructure and drinking water supplies. So reports a new study that is the first to assess the combined, long-term changes in freshwater salinity and alkalization across the country.read more »

U. of I. News: ‘Dream, Believe, Do’ theme of Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

8 Jan 14:12 | SciTech

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Are couples who choose to ‘live apart’ tested when partners require caregiving?

8 Jan 12:02 | SciTech

New research from MU suggests that such couples are willing to make changes in living arrangements and time apart to provide care, maintain relationshipread more »

U. of I. News: Agricultural fungicide attracts honey bees, study finds

8 Jan 10:53 | SciTech

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Agricultural fungicide attracts honey bees, study findsread more »

U. of I. News: New book tackles challenges of strategic brand management in global markets

8 Jan 10:33 | SciTech

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U. of I. News: Many Midwestern retailers sell mislabeled invasive vines

8 Jan 10:23 | SciTech

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The window for saving the world's coral reefs is rapidly closing

5 Jan 2018 | World

For the first time, an international team of researchers has measured the escalating rate of coral bleaching at locations throughout the tropics over the past four decades. The study documents a dramatic shortening of the gap between pairs of bleaching events, threatening the future existence of these iconic ecosystems and the livelihoods of many millions of people.read more »

Rice Media Advisory: Baker Institute expert available to discuss US, global drug policy developments

5 Jan 2018 | SciTech

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Rice News Release: Geopolitical risks to US oil supply lowest since the early 1970s

5 Jan 2018 | SciTech

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'Will I look dumb?' When virtual assistants deter help-seeking

4 Jan 2018 | U.S. News

Research suggests that humanlike virtual assistants may actually deter some people from seeking help on tasks that are supposed to measure achievement. read more »

Stressed out? Try smelling your partner's shirt

4 Jan 2018 | World

The scent of a romantic partner can help lower stress levels, new psychology research from the University of British Columbia has found.read more »

Is Arctic warming influencing the UK's extreme weather?

4 Jan 2018 | World

Severe snowy weather in winter or extreme rains in summer in the UK might be influenced by warming trends in the Arctic, according to new findings.read more »

Rice News Release: Catalyst cleans toxic nitrates from drinking water by converting them into air and water

4 Jan 2018 | SciTech

SUMMARY: Engineers at Rice University's Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT (http://www.newtcenter.org/) ) Center have found a catalyst the cleans toxic nitrates from drinking water by converting them into air and water.

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Scientists find surprising evidence of rapid changes in the Arctic

3 Jan 2018 | World

Scientists have found surprising evidence of rapid climate change in the Arctic: In the middle of the Arctic Ocean near the North Pole, they discovered that the levels of radium-228 have almost doubled over the last decade.read more »

Media Advisory: Rice U. expert available to discuss DACA, mental health of 'DREAMers'

29 Dec 2017 | SciTech

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Study confirms beauty is in the eye of the beer holder

22 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

Popular songs and barstool philosophers have long observed how, after a few drinks, guys often change how they look at women around them. University of Nebraska-Lincoln psychology researchers used eye-tracking technology to investigate alcohol's influence on when college-age men drop their gaze from a woman's face to other parts of her anatomy.read more »

Resolving to have a happier, healthier 2018? Reshape your body attitudes

22 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

Put together a list of New Year's resolutions yet? Every year, many of us pledge to work harder at being healthy, losing weight or eating more veggies. A Nielsen survey showed about one-third of Americans resolved to shed a few pounds and reshape their bodies.read more »

Media Advisory: Rice University to close for winter break until Jan. 2

22 Dec 2017 | SciTech

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Rice News Release: San Francisco is uncontested as America’s startup capital

22 Dec 2017 | SciTech

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U. of I. News: University of Illinois librarian to help Puerto Rican libraries with disaster recovery

21 Dec 2017 | Weather

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Could a new app help cure loneliness?

21 Dec 2017 | World

Researchers from Lancaster University are exploring whether technology could be the key to tackling the UK's loneliness epidemic by better connecting older adults with their communities.read more »

U. of I. News: Hormone therapy combination may benefit health without increasing cancer risk

21 Dec 2017 | SciTech

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Fake social media accounts can be hazardous to your health

21 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

Fake social media accounts already have a reputation of swaying political discourse, but a Keck School of Medicine of USC researcher says these automated accounts are even more dangerous -- they can be bad for your health.read more »

Arctic forever changed by rapidly warming climate

21 Dec 2017 | World

The Arctic continued in 2017 to warm at double the rate of the global temperature increase, resulting in the second warmest air temperatures, above average ocean temperatures, loss of sea ice, and a range of human, ocean and ecosystem effects, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).read more »

Couple up for long-term happiness

20 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

Being married has a lifelong effect on how content people are. This is according to a study in Springer's Journal of Happiness Studies that investigated people's levels of well-being based on their marital status. read more »

Lower class wiser about interpersonal conflict than middle class

20 Dec 2017 | World

New research from the University of Waterloo finds that lower class populations are wiser than their middle-class counterparts in their ability to reason about interpersonal matters.read more »

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