blog postsChristian foster care reopens debate on religious freedom and governmentJan 18, 2019 11:00 am0 views WBUR-FM (Jan. 17) Experts including Illinois law professor Robin Fretwell Wilson take a closer look at how church and state clash when it comes to federal funding for adoption and social servicesWe know a lot about sodium consumption and human health, but is black pepper healthy?Jan 17, 2019 12:15 pm0 views Time (Jan. 16) 'There are a number of animal studies that indicate some potential benefit for the gastrointestinal tract,' says Keith Singletary, Illinois professor emeritus, who wrote an overview on pepper research How eel-like hagfish deploy their exploding slime to choke attackersJan 16, 2019 11:30 am0 views Newsweek (Jan. 15) Hagfish slime expands by a factor of 10,000, becoming a mass that clogs the gills of predators. An Illinois grad student is leading researchers who've started to figure out how the slime unravelsTop translation firm rapidly growing, partly due to its improvement on machine translationJan 14, 2019 3:15 pm0 views Crain's (Jan. 14) 'The (machine translation) system does not do what (humans) do, which is taking prior context into account when translating the next sentence,' says Illinois professor Lane Schwartz#MeToo? Some hospitals allow pelvic exams without explicit consentJan 11, 2019 11:45 am0 views HIV Plus Magazine (Jan. 11) Robin Fretwell Wilson, a professor of law at Illinois, says women should have a say on the issue. She hopes to draw attention to it in the wake of the #MeToo movementU of I's rail transportation center calculates cost of delayed maintenance on Chicago's Metra systemJan 11, 2019 9:30 am0 views Daily Herald (Jan.10) Study by the Rail Transportation and Engineering Center shows the failure to spend $1 in preventive maintenance now can cost $4 in deferred maintenance laterIllinois receives 2018 Climate Leadership Award from Second Nature, Green Building CouncilJan 10, 2019 12:00 pm1 views Facility Executive (Jan. 10) Illinois takes a living lab approach to sustainability practices, applying energy efficiency practices in campus infrastructure and researching new solutionsA defeat at the Supreme Court has emboldened more teachers organizations to strikeJan 9, 2019 4:00 pm0 views CNBC (Jan. 9) 'The educational sector is rife with deep grievance and frustration, but there’s now a sense that you can actually win,' says Illinois labor professor Robert BrunoA tiny implantable device detects overactivity in the bladder, uses light to reduce the urge to urinateJan 8, 2019 1:00 pm0 views Photonics (Dec. 7) Illinois researchers worked with colleagues at Washington University School of Medicine and the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern to create the deviceResearchers hack plants to increase efficiencyJan 8, 2019 8:45 am0 views Mother Nature Network (Jan. 7) Illinois, DOA scientists discovered how to help plants avoid grabbing unnecessary oxygen molecules during photosynthesis, resulting in a 40% increase in biomassMeet the Illinois startup helping NASA, Boeing detect errors in their softwareJan 4, 2019 11:45 am0 views Chicago Inno (Jan. 3) Runtime Verification's technology can automatically detect bugs that are lurking in a company’s software and identify problems before a program crashesStudy: Famed Domesday Book was completed later than historians thoughtJan 3, 2019 4:15 pm0 views Arts Technica (Jan. 2) Carol Symes, a professor of history at Illinois, argues that the famed Domesday book was actually completed years, maybe even decades, later than originally thought.Team visualizes tumor microenvironment of human breast tissue shortly after removalJan 2, 2019 11:45 am0 views Photonics (Dec. 27) the visualization was made possible by using a new portable optical imaging system developed by lab of Professor Stephen BoppartBoppart wins 2019 SPIE Biophotonics Technology Innovator AwardJan 2, 2019 10:15 am0 views The director of the Center for Optical Molecular Imaging at Illinois is fully committed to moving biophotonics technology from the bench to the bedside, and beyondHow Jennifer Lopez fought for her 'Second Act'Dec 19, 2018 2:45 pm0 views WDDE-FM (Dec. 19) Professor Isabel Molina-Guzman, author of "Dangerous Curves: Latina Bodies In The Media," discusses how Lopez helped to create opportunities for other Latina actressesStudy: Mobile payment apps lead to increased spendingDec 18, 2018 12:30 pm0 views WABC-TV (Dec. 17) Illinois researchers found that people using mobile payments made 23% more transactions than with physical credit cards, and their amount spent increased 2.4%Girls face a staggering amount of sexual harassment and violenceDec 17, 2018 8:45 am0 views Dallas Morning News (Dec. 16) – Nearly 7 in 10 girls experience sexual harassment before they leave high school, according to a 2014 study from IllinoisThe Dracula ant has mandibles that can snap at 200 miles per hour, U. of I. study findsDec 14, 2018 11:00 am1 views New York Times (Dec. 13) That’s 5,000 times faster than you can blink your eye, 1,000 times faster than you can snap your fingersAnt that drinks the blood of its own young to survive named the world’s fastest animalDec 12, 2018 11:15 am0 views ABC Australia (Dec. 12) According to a study by the University of Illinois, the Dracula ant (Mystrium camillae) can snap its jaws 5,000 times faster than the blink of a human eyeInternet gambling: The fastest growing addiction among high school, college studentsDec 11, 2018 11:30 am0 views The Hill (Dec. 8) 'Without new U.S. safeguards, millions of...kids will continue to be targeted by the gambling industry and will become gambling addicts...' says Illinois professor John KindtWhat a Japanese-American artist inherited from the atomic bombDec 10, 2018 10:00 am2 views The New Yorker (Dec. 9) In his photo series 'My DNA,' Illinois chemistry professor Michael Koerner confronts the long legacy of the atomic bomb in his family'Carp cowboys' round up invasive Asian carp as officials debate how to protect Lake MichiganDec 6, 2018 2:30 pm4 views Chicago Tribune (Dec. 6) Since fall 2017, the U. of I. has turned more than 50,000 pounds of Illinois-caught Asian carp into silverfin fillets and fish cakes for its dining hallsBruno named to expert group to advise governor-elect Pritzker on job creationDec 5, 2018 3:15 pm0 views The Pantagraph (Dec. 4) The Job Creation and Economic Opportunity Committee is one of nine working groups that will advise the incoming Pritzker-Stratton administrationIllinois researchers examined how adoption of mobile payment affects spending habitsDec 4, 2018 11:30 am0 views MarketWatch (Dec. 4) 'Once consumers adopt mobile payment and integrate it into their daily lives, it effectively replaces the credit cards in their wallets,' says professor Yuqian Xu Slowing sales to farmers hurt by tariffs jeopardize a nascent recovery for ag-machinery makersDec 3, 2018 12:45 pm0 views Wall Street Jounal (Dec. 2) Illinois ag economics professor Scott Irwin is advising farmers to spend their cash on operating expenses rather than buying equipmentUniversity insured against tuition revenue drop from Chinese studentsNov 29, 2018 10:15 am13 views The U. of I. has paid $424,000 to insure itself against a significant drop in tuition revenue from Chinese students.Experts aren’t buying White House’s spin on climate reportNov 28, 2018 11:45 am0 views “It’s very important that they represent the science properly in their discussions of it, rather than these simplistic statements that are not based on fact at all,” says Don Wuebbles, a professor of atmospheric sciences at Illinois.Researchers struggle as Illinois Soybean Association turns away from universitiesNov 27, 2018 11:00 am3 views Herald & Review (Decatur, Ill., Nov. 26) – Nathan Kleczewski, a field crop pathologist at Illinois, sees long-term risks in the Illinois Soybean Association’s shift away from funding university research. Breeding corn for water use efficiency may have gotten easierNov 21, 2018 12:30 pm0 views With approximately 80% of the U.S. water supply going toward agriculture, researchers at the University of Illinois are working to reduce water consumption by developing more efficient crops.Can the anti-Pelosi faction change the U.S. House?Nov 20, 2018 10:45 am1 views Brian J. Gaines and Gisela Sin, professors of political science at Illinois, write about how the 1923 House speaker election illustrated the power of a majority party faction to bargain for reform and drive a speaker from power.