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December 6, 2012
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Why Older Adults Become Fraud Victims More Often

Brain shows diminished response to untrustworthiness, UCLA scientists report Why are older people especially vulnerable to becoming victims of fraud? A new UCLA study indicates that an important clue may lie in a particular region of the brain that influences … Continue reading

November 10, 2012
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Saving Storm-Damaged Photos

UD conservators triage to provide advice, resources In a news clip on MSNBC, Phyllis, a 62-year-old grandmother from Staten Island, clutches a black-and-white photograph of her mother in her wedding gown. She found the family treasure strewn among the muck … Continue reading

October 13, 2012
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Freezing Electrons in Flight

Using the world’s fastest laser pulses, which can freeze the ultrafast motion of electrons and atoms, UA physicists have caught the action of molecules breaking apart and electrons getting knocked out of atoms. Their research helps us better understand molecular … Continue reading

April 12, 2012
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Do I Look Bigger With My Finger on a Trigger? Yes, Says UCLA Study

UCLA anthropologists asked hundreds of Americans to guess the size and muscularity of four men based solely on photographs of their hands holding a range of easily recognizable objects, including handguns.

March 14, 2012
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Another World, Magnified

UA undergraduate researcher Ersilia Anghel has been collecting artistic photographs of minerals, plants, animals and humans, illustrating the intersections between the arts and sciences. Scientists and artists have long collaborated to produce illustrative images and paintings of medical procedures, human … Continue reading

March 7, 2012
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Study: With the Right Photo, Your Facebook Text Profile Hardly Matters

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In most cases, your profile photo on Facebook tells viewers what they need to know to form an impression of you – no words are necessary, new research suggests. College students who viewed a Facebook photo of … Continue reading

February 10, 2012
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Distorted Art

*UD art professor creates sculptures from baking flour, aluminum* There’s a quality to David Meyer’s art that’s both conceptual and ephemeral, sort of like watching the clouds roll by. You see with your mind, not your eyes. And even then, … Continue reading

October 1, 2010
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Byzantine Photo Exhibit Opens at Kelsey Museum of Archeology

DATES: Oct. 1, 2010-Jan. 23, 2011 and Feb. 4-May 29, 2011. EVENT: “Vaults of Heaven: Visions of Byzantium” features a two-part series of ultra-large-scale photographs, many over six feet tall, by Turkish photographer Ahmet Ertug.