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July 18, 2013
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In the Zone: How Scientists Search for Habitable Planets

There is only one planet we know of, so far, that is drenched with life. That planet is Earth, as you may have guessed, and it has all the right conditions for critters to thrive on its surface. Do other … Continue reading

March 31, 2013
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Endangered Lemurs’ Genomes Sequenced

Three populations of aye-ayes on Madagascar studied For the first time, the complete genomes of three populations of aye-ayes–a type of lemur–have been sequenced and analyzed. The results of the genome-sequence analyses are published this week in the journal Proceedings … Continue reading

February 10, 2013
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Tendency to Fear is Strong Political Influence

Fear can play a role in influencing political attitudes on hot-button issues like immigration, according to new research co-authored by Brown political scientist Rose McDermott. The study, published in the American Journal of Political Science, shows that individuals who are … Continue reading

March 27, 2012
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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill’s Effects on Deep-Water Corals

*Damaged deep-sea corals discovered months after Deepwater Horizon spill* Scientists are reporting new evidence that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has affected marine life in the Gulf of Mexico, this time species that live in dark ocean depths–deepwater corals. The … Continue reading

December 20, 2011
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MU Unveils 3-D Visual Immersion Laboratory

*New “iLab” will allow undergraduate students to design projects in a 3-D environment* COLUMBIA, Mo. – One of the most difficult tasks architects and interior designers face when designing buildings and rooms is visualizing exactly what their projects will look … Continue reading