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Life Sciences - Apr 22
Life Sciences
Research has shown that people who are born blind or become blind early in life often have a more nuanced sense of hearing, especially when it comes to musical abilities and tracking moving objects in space (imagine crossing a busy road using sound alone).  For decades scientists have wondered what changes in the brain might underlie these enhanced auditory abilities.
Environment - Apr 22
Environment

Research on 144 countries reveals opportunities and pitfalls of this fast-growing sector. David Colgan Seafood farming in the ocean — or marine aquaculture — is the fastest growing sector of the global food system, and it shows no sign of slowing.

Social Sciences - Apr 22

Aliens, video games and brain patterns provide insights into adult learning. As a baby listens to her parents talk, her brain somehow sorts the sounds into specific sound categories. This happens even though mom and dad say the word "hello," slightly differently because of accents or pitch.

Environment - Apr 22

The bell tower of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel is normally populated by tourists and the University's carillonneur. But scientists recently scaled its 271 stone steps to the highest point on campus in order to study air quality and pollution across Chicago.

Environment - Apr 22
Environment

The map on the left shows countries where per capita GDP increased or decreased as a result of global warming between 1961 and 2010.

Health - Apr 22

Upper respiratory infections remain one of the most common triggers of asthma attacks in children, but not every cold leads to a dangerous worsening of symptoms, even among children with severe asthma.

Physics - Apr 22
Physics

Detailed models provide insight into 3-D structures of genes and the role of 3-D organization in gene function A Los Alamos-led team created the largest simulation to date of an entire gene of DNA, a feat that required one billion atoms to model.


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Environment - Business / Economics - 22.04.2019
Reassessing how to 'waste not'
Reassessing how to ’waste not’
Recycling is becoming harder and more expensive in the U.S. and policymakers are increasingly seeking solutions to mounting trash.

Linguistics / Literature - 22.04.2019
I’m a Berkeleyan: Sabrina Klein, director of artistic literacy at Cal Performances
Sabrina Klein is the the director or artistic literacy at Cal Performances. (UC Berkeley photo by Brittany Hosea-Small) In our great works of art is the best exploration of what it means to be a human being.

Health - Social Sciences - 22.04.2019
For teens living with cancer, keeping life as ’normal’ as possible
As if adolescence isn't difficult enough, imagine the many complicated feelings around being diagnosed with five cancers starting at age 11, resulting in needing to have your left leg amputated at age 14.

Life Sciences - Materials Science - 22.04.2019
In search of flatworms’ regenerative powers
No one knows exactly how flatworms can rebuild their entire bodies from the tiniest sliver. Now, bioengineers and materials scientists are building new tools to study the worms' awesome regenerative powers.

Life Sciences - Health - 22.04.2019
UW Changes Lives: Advice, research boosts Wisconsin potato growers
Sam Perez in a semi-commercial potato storage bin at the Hancock station that holds about 200,000 pounds of potatoes.

Innovation / Technology - 22.04.2019
What washing machines can teach us about the cost of tariffs
Recent trade wars between the United States and other countries have raised the question: Who pays the price when countries raise tariffs or impose other import duties? It has been difficult to tease out price effects due to a lack of data.

Environment - 22.04.2019
Through My Cardinal Green, individuals across campus boost sustainability at Stanford
The data-driven program uses an online dashboard to provide solutions, suggestions and rewards for conservation efforts across campus.

Law / Forensics - 19.04.2019
Twenty years after Columbine shooting, still ’no quick road to prevention’
Semi-automatic weapons like this one were the weapons of the Columbine High School shooters. (Photo by Garen Wintemute) Saturday is the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre in Colorado, a seminal event in American school history.

Environment - 19.04.2019
California and the West prepare to get by on less water from the Colorado River
The Colorado River will have less water for seven western states under a bill that has been passed by the Congress and is awaiting a Presidential signature.

Law / Forensics - Astronomy / Space Science - 19.04.2019
New space race: Essays from Jackson School symposium explore changing law, policy
New space race: Essays from Jackson School symposium explore changing law, policy
A new space race is underway, characterized by a growing number of government and private players and three intersecting trends: democratization, commercialization and militarization.

Physics - 19.04.2019
EPFL to host the International Physicists' Tournament 2019
EPFL to host the International Physicists' Tournament 2019
Physics enthusiasts will descend on Switzerland for this year's tournament, as the School defends the gold medal it won in 2018 - this time on its home turf.

Pedagogy - Social Sciences - 19.04.2019
The impact of economic disparities on children’s development
Editor's note: This is the latest in a series of stories spotlighting how faculty, students and alumni at the Harris School of Public Policy are driving impact for the next generation.

Environment - 18.04.2019

Electroengineering - Mathematics - 18.04.2019

Event - Business / Economics - 18.04.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Health - 18.04.2019
Soon, kidneys-on-a-chip will rocket to space station
Soon, kidneys-on-a-chip will rocket to space station
UW scientists are prepping a  kidney-on-a-chip  experiment at Cape Canaveral, Florida, awaiting a shuttle launch that will take the chips into space.

Administration - Social Sciences - 18.04.2019
How Crime Lab uses academic research to impact public policy
When Prof. Jens Ludwig thought about joining the University of Chicago more than a decade ago, he kept returning to an off-handed remark from a future colleague.

Electroengineering - Mathematics - 18.04.2019

Health - 18.04.2019
Storytelling and public health: the power of emotion in science
As a pediatrician and writer for such hit TV shows as China Beach , ER , and Law & Order: SUV , Dr. Neal Baer used creative storytelling to share important public health information with millions of people.

Health - 18.04.2019
Inequalities in UK can be detected using deep learning image analysis
Inequalities in UK can be detected using deep learning image analysis
Social, economic, environmental and health inequalities within cities can be detected using street imagery.

Social Sciences - 18.04.2019
Anxiety ’epidemic’ brewing on college campuses, researchers find
Students sit in a lecture hall on UC Berkeley's campus. A new set of findings from UC Berkeley researchers found that rates of anxiety among young people have doubled since 2008.

Computer Science / Telecom - 18.04.2019
Project Sidewalk helps users map accessibility around Seattle, other cities
Project Sidewalk helps users map accessibility around Seattle, other cities
About 3.6 million adults in the United States use a wheelchair to get around, according to census data.

History / Archeology - Event - 18.04.2019

Materials Science - 18.04.2019

Environment - Health - 18.04.2019
India could meet air quality standards by cutting household fuel use
India could make a major dent in air pollution by curbing emissions from dirty household fuels such as wood, dung, coal and kerosene, shows a new analysis led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and the India Institute of Technology.

Careers / Employment - Business / Economics - 18.04.2019
Top jobs still lack diversity and equality
Privately educated, white, male graduates are more likely to be recruited to senior roles and be paid higher wages by elite multinational firms, new research shows.

Microtechnics - Innovation / Technology - 18.04.2019
Jamie Paik's robots to take the stage at the TED conference
Jamie Paik's robots to take the stage at the TED conference
Jamie Paik, the head of EPFL's Reconfigurable Robotics Lab, will present her reconfigurable robots at the TED2019 conference in Vancouver on 18 April.

Social Sciences - Health - 18.04.2019

Life Sciences - 18.04.2019
Common anti-inflammatory could protect baby brains
Administering ibuprofen immediately after birth may reduce brain damage in tiny growth-restricted babies, University of Queensland researchers have found.

Microtechnics - Innovation / Technology - 18.04.2019
Jamie Paik's robots to take the stage at the next TED conference
Jamie Paik's robots to take the stage at the next TED conference
Jamie Paik, the head of EPFL's Reconfigurable Robotics Lab, will present her reconfigurable robots at the TED2019 conference in Vancouver on 18 April.

Health - Life Sciences - 18.04.2019
Bovine TB test gets royally rewarded
A blood test to detect diseases that affect dairy cattle developed by researchers at the University of Nottingham has received the Royal Dairy Innovation award.

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 17.04.2019
Potential for congressional action on climate change
The political landscape has changed, potentially opening a window for meaningful policies to combat global warming.

Innovation / Technology - Materials Science - 17.04.2019
Top-notch research is the basis for a successful technology transfer
Top-notch research is the basis for a successful technology transfer
In such a highly competitive environment as scientific research, it is a good idea to ask yourself on a regular basis just how well you fare by international comparison. With this in mind, Empa conducted a peer review last October: eleven international experts from all of Empa's areas of activity scrutinized the institute's output in research and innovation and compared it with the rest of the world.

Veterinary Science - 17.04.2019
Is one toe really better than three? How horses' legs evolved for endurance travel rather than speed
Is one toe really better than three? How horses’ legs evolved for endurance travel rather than speed
Palaeobiologists from the University of Bristol and Howard University (USA) have uncovered new evidence that suggests that horses' legs have adapted over time to be optimised for endurance travel, rather than speed.

Health - Life Sciences - 17.04.2019
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