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Eating your feelings? The link between job stress, junk food and sleep

5:23 pm Eastern | SciTech

Stress during the workday can lead to overeating and unhealthy food choices at dinnertime, but there could be a buffer to this harmful pattern.read more »

Uncomfortable Summer Heat Makes People Moody And Unhelpful, New Research Finds

1:14 pm Eastern | World

Researchers conclude in a new study, that when when it's uncomfortably hot, we're less likely to be helpful or "prosocial."read more »

Rice News Release: Vardi wins ACM Presidential Award, available to discuss AI

12:03 pm Eastern | SciTech

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Media Advisory: Rice's Higgs to testify before Congress Wednesday

6:58 am Eastern | SciTech

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Study Identifies Most Popular Selfies For Men And Women, Age Groups

22 Jun 17:10 | Entertainment

When it comes to selfies, appearance is (almost) everything. To better understand the photographic phenomenon and how people form their identities online, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers combed through 2.5 million selfie posts on Instagram to determine what kinds of identity statements people make by taking and sharing selfies.read more »

CORRECTION: Rice U. chemists create 3-D printed graphene foam

22 Jun 15:36 | SciTech

SUMMARY: Nanotechnologists from Rice University and China's Tianjin University have used 3-D laser printing to create centimeter-sized objects of graphene foam, a 3-D version of atomically thin graphene. The research could yield industrially useful quantities of bulk graphene.

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Warming Temperatures Threaten Sea Turtles

22 Jun 13:12 | World

A study by Dr Jacques-Olivier Laloë argues that warmer temperatures associated with climate change could lead to higher numbers of female sea turtles and increased nest failure, and could impact negatively on the turtle population in some areas of the world.read more »

Research suggests sexual appeals in ads don’t sell brands, products

22 Jun 12:54 | SciTech

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Research suggests sexual appeals in ads don’t sell brands, productsread more »

When will the Venezuela crisis end?

22 Jun 12:16 | SciTech

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When will the Venezuela crisis end?read more »

MEDIA ADVISORY: Emerging Leaders Conference to Offer Legislative Leadership Opportunities to High School Students

22 Jun 10:06 | SciTech

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U. of I. News: Campus meeting Thursday night for missing scholar support

21 Jun 13:22 | SciTech

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Media advisory: Campus meeting Thursday night for missing scholar supportread more »

Perceptions about Body Image Linked to Increased Alcohol, Tobacco Use for Teens

21 Jun 12:33 | SciTech

Findings provide support for increased body-image awareness to improve overall health read more »

Total Eclipse Of The Sun Crosses The U.S. From Oregon To South Carolina On August 21st

21 Jun 11:18 | U.S. News

Astronomers and solar physicists will be out in force during this summer's total eclipse of the Sun, now just two months away. read more »

Record High Temperatures Grip Much Of The Globe, More Hot Weather To Come

21 Jun 09:22 | World

Extremely high May and June temperatures have broken records in parts of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the United States, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said, warning of more heatwaves to come.read more »

News Release: Rice U. chemists create 3-D printed graphene foam

21 Jun 07:09 | SciTech

SUMMARY: Nanotechnologists from Rice University and China's Tianjin University have used 3-D laser printing to create centimeter-sized objects of graphene foam, a 3-D version of atomically thin graphene. The research could yield industrially useful quantities of bulk graphene.

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Familiar Faces Look Happier Than Unfamiliar Ones

20 Jun 17:35 | SciTech

People tend to perceive faces they are familiar with as looking happier than unfamiliar faces, even when the faces objectively express the same emotion to the same degree, according to new research.read more »

Mizzou Freshman Orientation Program Contributes to Higher Retention, Graduation Rates

20 Jun 16:36 | SciTech

FIGs program has become a national model to help students transition to college liferead more »

U. of I. News: Fourteen U. of I. students and recent alumni offered Fulbright grants

20 Jun 15:39 | SciTech

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Rice Expert Alert: NAFTA does not matter as much as people think

20 Jun 14:42 | SciTech

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Deadly Heatwaves Will Continue To Rise, According To Study

20 Jun 13:06 | World

Seventy-four percent of the world's population will be exposed to deadly heatwaves by 2100 if carbon gas emissions continue to rise at current rates, according to a study published in Nature Climate Change. read more »

U. of I. News:Corn better used as food than biofuel, study finds

20 Jun 11:04 | SciTech

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Corn better used as food than biofuel, study findsread more »

U. of I. News: Studies link nutrient, academic achievement in pre-adolescent children

20 Jun 10:06 | SciTech

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Studies link nutrient, academic achievement in pre-adolescent childrenread more »

Media advisory: News conference to announce $40K reward for arrest in missing scholar investigation

19 Jun 18:48 | SciTech

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Global Diet And Farming Methods 'Must Change For Environment's Sake'

19 Jun 17:29 | SciTech

Reducing meat consumption and using more efficient farming methods globally are essential to stave off irreversible damage to the environmental, a new study says.read more »

MEDIA ADVISORY: Mizzou Astronomer Angela Speck to be Featured on NASA Science Panel

19 Jun 16:42 | SciTech

Event will be live-streamed; local reporters’ questions encouragedread more »

Rice News Release: Freshwater from salt water using only solar energy

19 Jun 15:01 | SciTech

SUMMARY: A federally funded research effort to revolutionize water treatment has yielded a direct solar desalination technology that uses energy from sunlight alone to heat salt water for membrane distillation. The technology could provide off-grid water treatment for some of the 1 billion people who lack access to clean water.

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Media Advisory: With Gulf of Mexico storm likely, Rice experts available

19 Jun 12:16 | SciTech

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Rice News Release: Focus on pickup trucks, not Priuses, to reduce gasoline use, emissions

19 Jun 10:23 | SciTech

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'Purposeful Leaders' Are Winning Hearts And Minds In Workplaces, Study Finds

16 Jun 17:15 | Business

People are happier and more productive when their leaders show strong morals, a clear vision and commitment to stakeholders, a new study has found.read more »

News Release: Statement from James A. Baker III on death of Helmut Kohl

16 Jun 14:39 | SciTech

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Widespread Snowmelt In West Antarctica During Unusually Warm Summer

16 Jun 13:21 | World

An area of West Antarctica more than twice the size of California partially melted in 2016 when warm winds forced by an especially strong El Nino blew over the continent, an international group of researchers has determined.read more »

'Big Food' Companies Have Less Power Than You Might Think

15 Jun 17:27 | SciTech

A Dartmouth study finds that "Big Food" companies are striving to make food more sustainable from farm to factory but have less power than you might think. read more »

Media Advisory: Rice experts available to discuss Trump rollback of US relations with Cuba

15 Jun 13:19 | US Politics and Govt

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Mizzou Announces New Animal Research Adoption Partnership

15 Jun 10:41 | SciTech

Homes for Animal Heroes partnership to augment robust adoption program at MUread more »

People 'Phone Snubbed' By Others Often Turn To Phones, Social Media For Acceptance

14 Jun 17:32 | SciTech

People who are phone snubbed - or "phubbed" - by others are, themselves, often turning to their smartphones and social media to find acceptance, according to new research from Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business.read more »

Community Partnerships Can Help Art Programs Succeed

14 Jun 12:37 | SciTech

MU researcher has received $90,000 NEA grant to study impacts of arts enrichment on students’ academic and social outcomes read more »

Long Term Exposure To Aircraft Noise Linked To High Blood Pressure

14 Jun 11:22 | U.S. News

Long term exposure to aircraft noise, particularly during the night, is linked to an increased risk of developing high blood pressure and possibly heart flutter and stroke as well, suggests research.read more »

Media Advisory: Rice professor available to discuss astronaut training

14 Jun 07:45 | SciTech

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Long After 1980s Farm Crisis, Farmers Still Take Own Lives At A High Rate

13 Jun 17:10 | SciTech

The number of suicides among farmers and farmworkers in the United States has remained stubbornly high since the end of the 1980s farm crisis, much higher than workers in many other industries, according to a new study from the University of Iowa.read more »

Volcanic 'Plumerang' Could Impact Human Health

13 Jun 13:17 | World

A new study has found a previously undetected potential health risk from the high concentration of small particles found in a boomerang-like return of a volcanic plume.read more »

U. of I. News: Brown Young selected vice chancellor for student affairs

13 Jun 10:34 | SciTech

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Media Microaggressions against Female Olympic Athletes Up 40 percent

13 Jun 09:28 | SciTech

Education needed for sports media to help identify and reduce discriminatory languageread more »

Your Smile Gives You Away

12 Jun 17:09 | SciTech

Smile and the whole world smiles with you? Well, not necessarily. In a winning scenario, smiling can decrease your odds of success against the same opponent in subsequent matches, according to new research.read more »

U. of I. News: Fracturing social networks among business elites empower shareholder activism

12 Jun 11:43 | SciTech

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Rice News Release: Traffic-light-controlled intersections in Houston attract fatal accidents

12 Jun 09:04 | 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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