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Dragonfly Ecology
3 weeks ago

Dragonfly Ecology

In one of the first studies of its kind, Rice scientists show that strong environmental “filters” —  in this case, predatory fish — cause dragonfly and damselfly communities to …
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NEST360˚ Is Finalist for $100 Million MacArthur Grant
3 weeks ago

NEST360˚ Is Finalist for $100 Million MacArthur Grant

NEST360°, a visionary 10-year effort to save the lives of 500,000 African babies per year, is among four finalists for the MacArthur Foundation’s first 100&Change grant, the foundation announced …
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Faculty Publications: Fall 2017
3 weeks ago

Faculty Publications: Fall 2017

Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything

by Kelly and Zach Weinersmith (Penguin Press, 2017)

“There are amazing things happening all over the place every …
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Studying Harvey’s Environmental Wake
3 weeks ago

Studying Harvey’s Environmental Wake

Rice scientists will research the short- and long-term impact of extreme flooding in and around Houston during Hurricane Harvey with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

A …
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Streetlights and Crime: A Mystery
3 weeks ago

Streetlights and Crime: A Mystery

Higher concentrations of streetlights do not guarantee fewer nonviolent crimes in Houston neighborhoods, according to a new report from Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

The researchers compared 2015 crime …
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A Diabetic View
7 months ago

A Diabetic View

A set of snap-together glasses designed by students at Rice lets people with diabetes see into the future and know that without proper care, the future does not look …
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Faculty Publications
7 months ago

Faculty Publications

Love Among the Archives Writing the Lives of Sir George Scharf, Victorian Bachelor

by Helena Michie and Robyn Warhol (Edinburgh University Press, 2015)

WHAT SHE FIRST LEARNED …
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CLEANING UP CONTAMINATED WATER
7 months ago

CLEANING UP CONTAMINATED WATER

SIX YEARS AFTER THE FUKUSHIMA nuclear disaster, hundreds of thousands of tons of contaminated water are still stored on site, too “hot” to flush into the ocean. Cleaning up …
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It’s a Wasp-Eat-Wasp World
7 months ago

It’s a Wasp-Eat-Wasp World

Evolutionary biologists at Rice discovered a new wasp species that feeds on other wasps.

GALL WASPS INFEST OAK TREES for shelter and sustenance, but their wasp enemy has …
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Children’s Asthma and Poor Neighborhoods
7 months ago

Children’s Asthma and Poor Neighborhoods

RICE RESEARCHERS recently found that of the more than 12,000 children in Houston who have asthma, the chronic disease of airways in the lungs is more prevalent among African-American …
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