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May 18, 2015
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Black phosphorus is new ‘wonder material’ for improving optical communication

Phosphorus, a highly reactive element commonly found in match heads, tracer bullets, and fertilizers, can be turned into a stable crystalline form known as black phosphorus. In a new study, researchers from the University of Minnesota used an ultrathin black … Continue reading

February 27, 2015
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Research Uncovers Connection between Craigslist Personals, HIV Trends

Entry of site in a community tied to 16% increase in HIV    Craigslist’s entry into a market results in a 15.9 percent increase in reported HIV cases, according to research from the University of Minnesota published in the December … Continue reading

December 4, 2014
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Live longer? Save the planet? Better diet could nail both

New study shows healthier food choices could dramatically decrease environmental costs of agriculture As cities and incomes increase around the world, so does consumption of refined sugars, refined fats, oils and resource- and land-intense agricultural products such as beef. A … Continue reading

March 23, 2014
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Trials help alleviate tribulations

For those of us who have spent our lives in the United States, it’s difficult to imagine the reality of citizens living in countries that have been torn apart by leaders ruling with intimidation and repression—and without regard for human … Continue reading

February 11, 2014
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Time capsule of the Big Bang

Using one of the world’s premier telescopes, University of Minnesota astrophysicists Evan Skillman and Kristen McQuinn have discovered a priceless relic of the Big Bang in the Milky Way’s back yard. They are part of an international team that found … Continue reading

January 31, 2014
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The Death of the Death Penalty?

Texas leads the nation in executions. Minnesota has no death penalty. So two researchers—one from the University of Minnesota and one from the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)—teamed up to find out something no one had ever looked at … Continue reading

December 30, 2013
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Can We Turn Unwanted Carbon Dioxide Into Electricity?

New power plant design to expand use of geothermal energy in the U.S. Video: Gilley, S., and Bielicki, J (2013). “Geothermal Energy: Enhancing Our Future.” Online video. www.energypathways.org and YouTube. YouTube , 1 Dec. 2013. Web.