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The Future is Houston
2 months ago

The Future is Houston

Step aside, New York City: Houston represents the true future of America. 

That’s the conclusion Rice sociologist Stephen L. Klineberg presents in “Prophetic City: Houston on the Cusp of a …
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Bad Eggs and Good Apples
2 months ago

Bad Eggs and Good Apples

A third of the food produced around the globe goes to waste, but materials scientist Pulickel Ajayan and colleagues in Rice’s George R. Brown School of Engineering have developed a …
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We Don’t Know: How to Break Down “Forever Chemicals”
2 months ago

We Don’t Know: How to Break Down “Forever Chemicals”

I’m a chemical engineer and chemist by training, and I use those skills to find new ways to clean contaminated water. You can physically remove some pollutants with filters or …
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Ventilator Takes Step Forward
7 months ago

Ventilator Takes Step Forward

Houston-based manufacturer Stewart & Stevenson LLC have signed a licensing agreement with Rice to produce an advanced version of the ApolloBVM ventilator, first prototyped by engineers and students at Rice’s Oshman …
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We Don’t Know: How Amyloid Beta Plaques Affect the Brain
7 months ago

We Don’t Know: How Amyloid Beta Plaques Affect the Brain

A lot of my work involves studying a biomolecule called the amyloid beta protein, which is one of a variety of things in the brain that we think lead to …
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The Other Ellis Island
7 months ago

The Other Ellis Island

Most of the 10,000 Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe who arrived as part of the Galveston Movement between 1907 and 1914 fanned out across Texas and the rest of the …
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Big Beginning
7 months ago

Big Beginning

Filled with rich illustrations, “The Big Bang Book” presents the mystery of how the universe began in a way that’s easy for anyone to understand. It’s a project that was particularly …
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Clues to Healthy Coral
7 months ago

Clues to Healthy Coral

Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. If that sentence sounds familiar, you can thank your English teacher for introducing you to Leo …
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The DNA Zoo
7 months ago

The DNA Zoo

A visit to the Houston Zoo is never complete without seeing the Asian elephants. Methai, Tupelo, Shanti, Tess, Thai, Tucker and Duncan are all members of the zoo’s herd. Between the sunbathing, …
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We Don’t Know: The Health Effects of Legalizing Marijuana
10 months ago

We Don’t Know: The Health Effects of Legalizing Marijuana

As more states legalize marijuana consumption and sales, it creates a major challenge for public health researchers. We don’t know what the full effects of legalization will be or the …
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