blog postsAncient human fossils from Laos reveal early human diversityApr 8, 2015 12:00 pm2 views An ancient human skull and a jawbone found a few meters apart in a cave in northern Laos add to the evidence that early modern humans were physically quite diverse, Illinois researchers report.Anemonefish dads further fathering researchMay 3, 2017 9:15 am0 views Male anemonefish are the primary caregivers in the nest. A new study examines how hormones influence their commitment to fathering.A new idea for maintaining communication satellite megaconstellationsJul 11, 2019 10:15 am1 views 'When satellites break, providing a spare quickly is important... In our solution, another orbit that is lower than the actual orbit, which we call the parking orbit; becomes an intermediate warehouse of (spare) satellites.'A new partnership for the beesFeb 10, 2019 1:30 pm1 views Anheuser-Busch has pledged $5,000 to The Healthy Bee Fund at Illinois. In addition, the company will donate $1 to the fund for every case sold of b, a new alcoholic honey beverage Anger-prone children may benefit most from maternal sensitivity, study findsOct 3, 2019 10:30 am0 views Children who are prone to anger or less likely to express pleasure during everyday interactions may benefit most from caregivers who are sensitive to their emotional needs and behavioral cues.A night in grizzly countryJul 21, 2016 1:00 pm0 views "(The students) had to learn a few new skills, like how to hang food from a bear pole. Some also had to adjust emotionally to the idea of sleeping in the middle of grizzly country."Announcing the Cancer Center at IllinoisJul 6, 2017 9:00 am2 views The Cancer Center at Illinois will bring together more than 90 faculty members from across campus, plus graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, to pursue cancer-related researchAnswering the biggest questions: ‘Where did everything come from?’ and ‘Are we alone?’Mar 28, 2017 10:45 am10 views According to Dr. Felipe Menanteau, all of human learning is driven by these two fundamental questions.Anthropologist’s book considers culture of MBA degree, global capitalismOct 16, 2019 9:00 am0 views Professor Andrew Orta's book is a study of 'what MBAs learn about culture, and what that can tell us about contemporary global capitalism.'Antibiotic breakthrough: Team overcomes gram-negative bacterial defensesMay 10, 2017 12:00 pm0 views Researchers have created a molecular Trojan horse that can penetrate gram-negative bacteria, a problem that had stalled development of new antibiotics against these increasingly drug-resistant microbes.App Authors gives elementary students programming experienceFeb 28, 2017 11:15 am0 views Through an after-school program called App Authors, elementary students are trying their hands at software design - gaining experience in coding and learning to work as a team to solve problems.Architecture professor’s book examines the biases in design of products and placesMar 28, 2017 10:30 am0 views Book by professor Kathryn Anthony looks at both bad and good examples of design and suggests ways for consumers to demand better designs for products and places.Are discoveries of small animals in produce really that rare?Jul 11, 2019 11:00 am0 views In 40 media stories (2003 to 2018), frogs, lizards, snakes, mice, birds, and even a bat, were found in salad greens, green beans, or mixed vegetables. Ten of these were alive.Are we at a tipping point with weed control?Oct 5, 2017 9:30 am0 views If farmers could no longer control weeds with existing herbicides, Americans would quickly notice a spike in their grocery billsAre we wiping out one African Elephant by not recognizing two?May 4, 2015 1:00 pm1 views “By not recognizing two species, these organizations may be condemning the African forest elephant to extinction,” said University of Illinois Animal Sciences Professor Alfred Roca.Artificial photosynthesis transforms carbon dioxide into liquefiable fuelsMay 22, 2019 3:15 pm1 views Chemists at the University of Illinois have successfully produced fuels using water, carbon dioxide and visible light through artificial photosynthesis.Artist in-residence helping to create new theatrical workMay 1, 2015 3:00 pm3 views Lisa Dixon, a University of Illinois theatre professor, is working with Struan Leslie, formerly the head of movement and a choreographer at the Royal Shakespeare Company, to develop a new theatrical work, “My Case is Altered: Tales of a 21st Century Roaring Girl.”Artist uses location, weather and other data to create sculptural landscapesJan 25, 2017 9:30 am0 views Illinois Art & Design professor Stephen Cartwright creates sculptural landscapes from data he collects about himself and his environment.Art professor Jorge Lucero curates a Barack Obama Presidential Library by the peopleJun 17, 2015 1:30 pm2 views A storefront community arts center in Hyde Park is hosting an exhibit that invites people to share their thoughts and stories of the president - the sorts of things that won’t be found in the official presidential library.As an act of self-disclosure, workplace creativity can be risky businessSep 4, 2019 10:30 am0 views Business professor Jack Goncalo finds that being creative in the workplace is potentially fraught with peril because creativity itself is deeply personal.Astronomers discover 'hyper-starburst' galaxyDec 15, 2016 3:00 pm2 views The finding presents an opportunity to study one of the mysteries behind star formation, according to one of the study’s co-authors at the University of Illinois. Atom by atom, team models bacteria’s photosynthetic engineJul 29, 2015 1:30 pm3 views Physics professor Klaus Schulten and colleagues used a supercomputer to model the atomic structure of a chromatophore, the engine of photosynthesis in some bacteria.Augmented reality app enables intelligent shopping experienceFeb 1, 2016 3:45 pm12 views Researchers have developed an app that uses a phone’s camera and location-tool to automatically detect nearby businesses and pull up reviews from multiple sources on the same screen. A unique combination of catalysts opens doors to making useful compoundsAug 16, 2018 11:30 am1 views 'Lots of researchers have tried to develop new photocatalysts for different reactions. And enzyme catalysis is a relatively old field.' Few researchers have put these two catalysts togetherBacterial hole puncher could be new broad-spectrum antibioticOct 27, 2015 3:15 pm0 views A new class of spiral polypeptides developed at the University of Illinois targets one thing no bacterium can live without: an outer membrane.Basar named College of Engineering interim deanDec 20, 2017 10:00 pm0 views Basar is a Swanlund Chair, an internationally renowned scholar, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a recipient of multiple prestigious awards and honorsBattery technology could charge up water desalinationFeb 1, 2016 11:30 am8 views Electricity running through a salt water-filled battery draws the salt ions out of the water.Beckman Institute purchases animal MRI machineJun 27, 2019 12:15 pm1 views Eighteen University of Illinois colleges, departments, and schools, along with a generous gift from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, are funding the purchase of a Bruker 9.4 Tesla preclinical animal MRI system.Beckman research advances understanding of how readers process languageJan 16, 2019 10:30 am0 views The findings could lead to new teaching methods for struggling readers or second language learnersBeckman researcher examines how caregiving impacts brain developmentOct 18, 2018 4:15 pm0 views 'There is tremendous plasticity in the brain in the first years of life, and that brain development is shaped, in part, by the infant’s repeated experiences with parents and other primary caregivers'