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To Protect Trees, Protect Lemurs
8 months ago

To Protect Trees, Protect Lemurs

A study by Rice ecologists illustrates how saving lemurs may also be key to saving Madagascar’s largest trees. “Not only are we facing the loss of these unique, charismatic …
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Shopping Impulse? Reflect First.
8 months ago

Shopping Impulse? Reflect First.

Consumers who reflected on their recently used personal belongings experienced less desire for an unexpectedly encountered product, were less likely to buy impulsively and expressed a lower willingness to …
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DAY In The Life: Marissa Topolski
8 months ago

DAY In The Life: Marissa Topolski

Sport: Women’s soccer Hometown: Mount Laurel, N.J. College: McMurtry Major: Cognitive sciences with a business minor Coach: Nicky Adams

Whether she’s traveling with the soccer team, training for a track meet or prepping …
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Writing Home: Greetings From China
8 months ago

Writing Home: Greetings From China

I try to sneak by, but even in the bustling morning crowds she manages to spot me. “豆봤,” she calls in Chinese. “Come look at my fresh fruit today.”


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The Rice Investment
8 months ago

The Rice Investment

Six years ago, we celebrated the centennial of the opening of Rice University. There was a great deal to celebrate. This included not only all we had achieved over …
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Syllabus: Tracing City Histories
8 months ago

Syllabus: Tracing City Histories

More than 7 billion people live on our planet at this moment. Slightly half of those people live in cities, and that number is rising by the day. “By …
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Inch by Inch, Row by Row
8 months ago

Inch by Inch, Row by Row

Someone once said, “Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes.” In Rice’s Betty and Jacob Friedman Holistic Garden, you get 24 different types of tomatoes as well …
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The Amazing, Ageless Hydra
8 months ago

The Amazing, Ageless Hydra

Among the amazing properties of the tiny invertebrate known as the hydra is this showstopper — if you cut one in two, both parts live. They don’t age, and their …
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Unearthing a Tragedy
8 months ago

Unearthing a Tragedy

What is convict leasing? Why do we know so little about it? The answers to these questions can be found in the Woodson Research Center’s Reginald Moore Sugar Land …
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