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The Classroom Clinician
2 days ago

The Classroom Clinician

Illustration by Adam Cruft

A licensed clinical psychologist, D. Colette Nicolaou’s academic pursuits are as varied as her teaching style. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania …
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We Don’t Know: How to Predict Earthquakes
4 days ago

We Don’t Know: How to Predict Earthquakes

Illustration by Alex Eben Meyer

As a geologist, I study the mechanics of earthquakes. Right now, we have a good sense of how quakes happen — we know how the …
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Joseph Campana’s “Book of LIFE”
4 days ago

Joseph Campana’s “Book of LIFE”

The Book of LIFEJoseph CampanaTupelo Press, 2019

In the opening poem of his latest collection, Rice English professor Joseph Campana describes an encounter with a box of crumbling LIFE magazines …
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Holy Forking Shirtballs
4 days ago

Holy Forking Shirtballs

If you’re a fan of NBC’s “The Good Place,” you know curse words are cutely censored in the show’s heaven-like utopia. You may not be aware, however, that you’re laughing …
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American Moonshot
4 days ago

American Moonshot

American MoonshotJohn F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race Douglas BrinkleyHarper, 2019

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy pledged to put a man on the moon before the …
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Breakthrough in Bioprinting
4 days ago

Breakthrough in Bioprinting

In the lab of Rice bioengineer Jordan Miller, a tiny teardrop-shaped air sac expands and contracts in a steady rhythm. Blood flows through a shroud of vessels surrounding it. Though …
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A Wireless Solution
4 days ago

A Wireless Solution

For their capstone design project, a team of electrical and computer engineering majors developed an instrument to gather signals from a patient’s brain and transmit them wirelessly to a computer …
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Parks and Restoration
4 days ago

Parks and Restoration

Photo by Allyn West

It’s a little wild place in the city. The 155-acre Houston Arboretum & Nature Center beckons visitors to a natural sanctuary in the middle of Houston. …
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Film School
5 days ago

Film School

“Film societies were part of this wonderfully porous boundary between doing something for fun and expansion and enjoyment, and learning something as part of our formal education,” Brennan said. Her …
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Startup Speculation
5 days ago

Startup Speculation

Photo by Jeff Fitlow

Joanna Nathan ’11 ratchets open a metal vaginal speculum. “This device has been torturing women for the past 150 years,” she tells a roomful of mostly …
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