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We Don’t Know … What Mars May Reveal About Earth’s Beginnings
5 months ago

We Don’t Know … What Mars May Reveal About Earth’s Beginnings

There are tons of nagging questions I’m hoping we can answer with our work: What was its climate like when Mars had water on its surface? Why was that water …
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The Experimentalist
5 months ago

The Experimentalist

How are stars formed? Why do I exist? How do atoms assemble into molecules and then into life itself? These are just a few of the questions Yousif Shamoo mulled …
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A Protyping Year Pays Off
5 months ago

A Protyping Year Pays Off

On a cool evening in March, the crack of ball on bat filled the air during baseball practice at Rice’s Reckling Park. Coaches and players chattered, and an occasional fly ball …
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Today’s Lesson
5 months ago

Today’s Lesson

Douglas Brinkley the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is that rare academic who is equally comfortable in the classroom and the national newsroom — a popular professor, public intellectual, …
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Remembering Rothko
5 months ago

Remembering Rothko

Founded by John and Dominique de Menil and opened in 1971, the Rothko Chapel houses 14 of artist Mark Rothko’s famously color-saturated pieces and is one of Houston’s most iconic …
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Talking History
8 months ago

Talking History

Some of the most visible work done by Rice’s Task Force on Slavery, Segregation and Racial Injustice since its formation in June 2019 is a new podcast, which illuminates work that’s …
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Safety Onstage
8 months ago

Safety Onstage

Keeping musicians safe while they’re onstage during the pandemic may require more than just social distancing, according to a study of exhaled aerosols conducted by Rice engineers and musicians from the …
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Testing the Water
8 months ago

Testing the Water

Rice engineers and statisticians have worked for months to help the city of Houston monitor the spread of COVID-19 through traces of the coronavirus found in wastewater treatment plants.

Because the virus responsible …
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Stage and Screen
8 months ago

Stage and Screen

The Shepherd School’s Opera Department and Chamber Orchestra presented their first virtual opera, “Der Kaiser von Atlantis,” (“The Emperor of Atlantis”) Oct. 29 and 30. The only opera written by …
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Carina Close-Up
8 months ago

Carina Close-Up

An adaptive optics camera at the Gemini South telescope in Chile has provided astronomers with images as clear as those taken from a telescope in orbit.

The camera corrects for …
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