blog postsWhen should service animals be permitted – or not permitted – in scientific laboratories?Sep 18, 2018 11:30 am0 views The Scientist (Sept. 18) As is the case with most difficult questions, the answer is: it depends. The issue is being addressed in real life at the University of IllinoisThe battle over tariffs between Trump and China is negatively affecting U.S. farmersSep 17, 2018 11:15 am0 views Yahoo News (Sept. 15) 'The trade war is having impacts on all agricultural sectors,' says Gary Schnitkey, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics at IllinoisBuilding wind and solar farms in the SaharaSep 7, 2018 3:15 pm2 views Independent (Sept. 7) Illinois researcher Yan Li is investigating the potential climate impacts of building wind and solar farms in the Sahara so big they could provide enough clean energy to meet all of human demand. Whether a virus lies idle or attacks the host depends on how the virus’ DNA is packagedSep 5, 2018 11:00 am0 views United Press International (Sept. 4) 'I found for the first time that the mechanics of how DNA is packaged inside a virus determine the course of infection,' says Illinois pathobiology expertObama to urge rejection of 'authoritarian politics and policies' in speechAug 31, 2018 2:30 pm12 views The Hill (Aug. 30) Obama will receive the University of Illinois' Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government during a ceremony on Sept. 7Why financial literacy is vital for students of colorAug 30, 2018 11:00 am2 views Chicago Tribune (Aug. 28) Illinois research shows nearly a third of young adults have poor financial literacy, especially if they have less education about financial concepts and money-managementRecent Illinois study shows young adults - like the rest of us - tend to waste a lot of foodAug 28, 2018 2:15 pm0 views Popular Science (Aug. 27) Investigators repeatedly used the word 'apathy' – the young people responding either didn’t think wasted food was worth caring about or thought they had no control over the problemIllinois' new noise-cancelling tech doesn’t require bulky noise-blocking headphonesAug 27, 2018 12:30 pm0 views New Atlas (Aug. 27) Because wireless signals travel a million times faster than sound waves, 'Our ear device gets the sound information in advance, and has much more time to produce a better anti-noise signal' Past year shows 62.5% increase in the number of publicly 'out' LGBTQ college coachesAug 24, 2018 3:00 pm0 views Outsports (Aug. 23) Illinois Women's Diving coach Manny Pollard has organized a group for LGBTQ athletes called Illini Allies, through which he is helping initiate Pride Nights at Illini sporting eventsCRISPR gene-editing is making a huge difference, but its importance may grow furtherAug 23, 2018 4:30 pm0 views Science Alert (Aug. 22) Illinois scientists have discovered a new technique that can leave out particular sections of a gene, essentially 'skipping' themIt’s hard to slow down in today’s accelerated world.Aug 21, 2018 11:30 am0 views Washington Post (Aug. 21) Illinois' Harry Triandis says the time-equals-money equation, combined with the higher productivity afforded by high-speed communication, creates an urgency to make every moment countHuman wastewater valuable to global agriculture, economics, study findsAug 16, 2018 12:15 pm3 views Illinois researchers have determined what farming regions of the world might benefit most from re-circulation of human-waste-derived nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus from citiesA growing number of people insist that the Earth is flat, moon landings were faked...Aug 14, 2018 11:45 am1 views Cosmos (Aug 15) U. of I. journalism professor Stephanie Craft and colleagues wrote that conspiracy theories 'flourish in the wide-open media of the digital age'‘Workplace wellness’ doesn’t workAug 14, 2018 8:00 am1 views Santa Fe New Mexican (Aug. 12) Increase in the number of people receiving health screenings, increasing in the belief that management prioritizes health and safety the only significant differences found by Illinois researchersBankruptcy is hitting more older Americans, pointing to a retirement crisis in the makingAug 9, 2018 10:45 am3 views L.A. Times (Aug. 6) Illinois professor Robert Lawless: 'Only a small fraction of those who are having financial troubles file for bankruptcy...So this is part of a much bigger story about financial distress among the elderly.'New tool combines genomic data to predict patients’ responses to therapeutic drugsAug 8, 2018 12:00 pm3 views Health Data Management (Aug. 8) Illinois, Mayo Clinic reseachers built a cloud-based infrastructure and a portal so genomic researchers could analyze data using machine learning, data miningNew York Times: Designing the death of a plasticAug 7, 2018 11:45 am26 views New York Times (Aug. 6) Dismantling these polymers is sometimes called unzipping them. “As soon as you start the process, they just keep going,' says Illinois professor Jeffrey MooreEverything you need to know about protein (but likely don't)Aug 6, 2018 12:15 pm0 views NBC News (Aug. 4) During sleep, your body begins to break down protein, which may contribute to muscle loss as we age, says Illinois Food Science professor emeritus Donald K. LaymanIllinois geophysicists find there are 'tears' in the mantle beneath the Tibetan PlateauAug 2, 2018 1:00 pm0 views IFL Science (Aug. 1) Considering that this region is one of the most seismically complex, frequently active parts of earth, this is no small discoveryLong wait for science adviser is over: Trump will nominate UI grad Kelvin DroegemeierAug 1, 2018 11:15 am0 views Science (July 31) Droegemeier, a university administrator and former vice-chair of the governing board of the U.S. National Science Foundation, earned a Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences from Illinois in 1985What black women wrote in an era when their contributions were few, or even illegalJul 30, 2018 1:15 pm0 views HPCwire (July 26) 'How is inequality expressed or hidden in the everyday lives of African American women? How do they seek to challenge that inequality?' asks professor Ruby MendenhallGeorge Will: What if China imposes a 25% tariff on soybeans as a result of trade wars?Jul 27, 2018 10:45 am0 views Salt Lake Tribune (July 26) U of I and Ohio State researchers estimate that over four years this 'would result in an average 87% decline in income for a midsize Illinois grain farm.'No question - internet has transformed our societies. Sorting through how, why is much more contentiousJul 26, 2018 4:45 pm0 views KPFA-FM (Berkeley, July 24) U of I media expert Robert McChesney discusses the crucial element missing from societal consideration of the internet: capitalismCoursera CEO praises Illinois iMBA programJul 25, 2018 12:00 pm1 views Philadelphia Enquirer (July 25) The iMBA, offered by the Gies College of Business, is the largest degree program offered by Coursera and has a 90 percent retention rate. Study: Resting in green space sharpens focus – but only if you stay offlineJul 24, 2018 3:45 pm1 views WTTW-TV (July 23) 'The (outdoor) space conveys no benefits if your head is in your device,' says Illinois professor of landscape architecture William SullivanNASA names six new flight directors to lead mission controlJul 20, 2018 4:45 pm4 views NASA (July 10) One of the new flight directors, Adi Boulos, holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from IllinoisRude email can not only stress out the recipient, but also affect their family members, new study findsJul 19, 2018 11:30 am0 views The Economic Times (July 18) Negative effects of email incivility go beyond the recipient's work and can even play a role in their partner's withdrawal from their own work, says Illinois' YoungAh ParkUI researchers work toward a wearable device to predict when elderly are at risk of fallingJul 17, 2018 2:45 pm0 views Internet of Business (July 13) Interdisciplinary approach uses data from a mobility study involving 67 women over the age of 60 to analyze walking patternsU.S. trade, immigration and biofuel policies are hitting American farmers hardJul 16, 2018 4:15 pm0 views Star Advertiser (July 15) 'If this continues...I would not be surprised if there are tractor parades going to DC at some point in the next year,' says Illinois agricultural economist Scott IrwinKilleen's 'refreshingly upbeat message about the state’s flagship public university system'Jul 9, 2018 2:30 pm0 views Chicago Tribune (July 10) 'We’re stronger and in sound fiscal shape now,' Killeen says. 'There are a lot of good things going on.'