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Mad cows, Oprah Winfrey and communicating the science in a high-profile court case

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By Larry Lemmons, Doctoral Student in Communications, Texas Tech University and Asheley R. Landrum, Assistant Professor of Media and Communication, Texas Tech University. A reporter interviews a protester outside the Amarillo courthouse.... The post Mad cows, Oprah Winfrey and communicating the...

Do firehawks intentionally spread fire to aid in food collection?

"This is not a new discovery," said Mark Bonta, assistant teaching professor of earth sciences at Penn State Altoona, when asked about the firehawks.

Pilot Study Is Testing Whether Mediterranean Diet Can Help MS Patients

New York researchers are doing a pilot study of whether a Mediterranean diet can reduce multiple sclerosis symptoms and improve patients’ quality of life.  Dr. Ilana B. Katz Sand, an assistant professor of neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, is leading the research. Show More Summary

Euthanasia Activists Want to Expand Assisted Suicide to Children and Mentally Disabled People

Already there are impatient calls to expand medically assisted suicide and euthanasia. Thaddeus Pope, JD, PhD, the influential Director of the Health Law Institute and Professor of Law at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota and writer of the Medical Futility Blog, wrote an article last December titled “Medical Aid in […]

A statistical look at the probability of future major wars

Aaron Clauset, an assistant professor and computer scientist at the University of Colorado, has taken a calculating look at the likelihood of a major war breaking out in the near future. In an article published on the open access site...Show More Summary

Origami mysteries could be unfolded in engineering research

(Clemson University) Suyi Li, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, says the possibilities for origami are many and could include floor pads that protect babies from falls and building foundations that absorb vibrations in earthquakes.

Why school leaders fake academic success

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By Stephanie Jones, Assistant Professor of Education, Grinnell College. Several school systems have become engulfed in cheating scandals as of late. Is the pressure to boost school performance becoming too much?... The post Why school leaders fake academic success appeared first on Raw Story.

Why is there so little research on guns in the US? 6 questions answered

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By Lacey Wallace, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Pennsylvania State University. A lack of federal funds stymies gun violence researchers. Alan English CPA, CC BY-NC On Valentine’s Day, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland,...

The first gerrymander

(Paul Mirengoff) The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, dominated by Democrats, has redrawn the map for congressional districts in that state. It was assisted by a liberal law professor from Stanford. According to Sean Trende, the new map...Show More Summary

New shark species confirmed

(Florida Institute of Technology) Using 1,310 base pairs of two mitochondrial genes, Toby Daly-Engel, an assistant professor of biological sciences at Florida Tech, and colleagues identified a new species, the Atlantic sixgill shark...

Student research team accelerates snow melt with 'Melt Mat'

(Virginia Tech) 'The idea for a thermal absorptive blanket is novel, but also very practical,' said Jonathan Boreyko, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics and the team's faculty advisor. 'For novelty's sake, the team really needed to go for a journal publication. For practicality's sake, we went for a patent.'

Research with Zebrafish May Lead to Treatment for Blinding Disorders, Including Glaucoma

Jakub Famulski, an assistant professor of biology at the University of Kentucky, has received an R01 grant for over $1.8 million from the National Institutes of Health to study the early formation of the anterior segment of the eye, which includes the cornea, iris, ciliary muscle, drainage canals and pupil.

Trump budget would undo gains from conservation programs on farms and ranches

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By Ashley Dayer, Assistant Professor of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Tech and Seth Lutter, Master’s student, Virginia Tech. Texas farmer Taylor Wilcox received USDA funding to flood his fallow rice fields, creating habitat for black-necked stilts and other birds.... The post...

UTA researcher studies influence of fat storage in the heart on cardiovascular disease

(University of Texas at Arlington) Michael Nelson, assistant professor of kinesiology at The University of Texas at Arlington, has received a new five-year, $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the link between fat storage in the heart and cardiovascular disease, as well as the influence of gender on the development of cardiac dysfunction.

Assistant Teaching Professor of Arts Management - Carnegie Mellon University

We invite experienced arts administrators/educators to join us in fostering the growth of arts leaders through arts, analytics and action-based learning – all at a top-ranked university, in a city that loves the arts. Apply by 3/31. Carnegie Mellon University’s Master of Arts Management (MAM) program, offered jointly through the College of Fine Arts and […]

Interdisciplinary approach yields new insights into human evolution

The evolution of human biology should be considered part and parcel with the evolution of humanity itself, proposes Nicole Creanza, assistant professor of biological sciences. She is the guest editor of a new themed issue of the Philosophical...Show More Summary

It’s not just you – politics is stressing out America’s youth

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By Tammy Chang, Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, University of Michigan and Melissa DeJonckheere, Research Fellow, Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan. A 24-hour news cycle can leave young people feeling more distressed than usual.... The post It’s not just you –...

Taking Politics to Extremes

Andrew Hall, an assistant professor of political science at Stanford, discusses the rise in extremist political candidates and what it might mean for the midterm elections.

Our Magnetic Universe --"Everything From Stars to Galaxies are Powered By a Turbulent Dynamo"

"We now know for sure that turbulent dynamo exists, and that it's one of the mechanisms that can actually explain magnetization of the universe," said Petros Tzeferacos, research assistant professor of astronomy and astrophysics and associate director of the Flash...        

U.S. and Canada to Ban Trans Fats This Year; Research on How This Effects Cardiovascular Health

Shauna Downs, Assistant Professor, Rutgers School of Public Health, is available for interviews on how this impending ban will affect cardiovascular health in residents of North America.

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