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Inch by Inch, Row by Row
2 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
2 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
2 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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Unconventional Wisdom: The Marine Ecologist
7 months ago

Unconventional Wisdom: The Marine Ecologist

CORAL REEF 101

A coral colony on the reef is part rock, part animal and part plant. The rock part is a calcium carbonate, a limestone skeleton that …
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Unconventional Wisdom: Mike Gustin
7 months ago

Unconventional Wisdom: Mike Gustin

If you have the idea that courses in various science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields are boring and dry, let us introduce you to Mike Gustin. An accomplished …
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Latitude, Longitude, Story
7 months ago

Latitude, Longitude, Story

Carroll Parrott Blue is a big fan of collaboration. The award-winning filmmaker and scholar has devoted much of the last four decades to documenting neighborhood histories by bringing together those …
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Graphene on Toast
7 months ago

Graphene on Toast

The Rice lab of chemist James Tour, which once turned Girl Scout cookies into graphene, is investigating ways to write graphene patterns onto food and other materials to quickly …
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No To Nitrates
7 months ago

No To Nitrates

Engineers at the Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Center have found a catalyst that cleans toxic nitrates from drinking water by converting them into air and water. Michael Wong, a …
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How To Negotiate
7 months ago

How To Negotiate

One strategy that works is to get angry — but not too angry, say researchers. Displaying a moderate amount of anger during a negotiation process is perceived as being …
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Faculty Books: Four Houses
7 months ago

Faculty Books: Four Houses

Houses are as perfect as the architects who design them — which is to say, never quite perfect. William Cannady, the award-winning Houston-born architect who has taught at the …
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