blog postsYoung toddlers can tell when others hold false beliefs, study findsNov 28, 2016 10:15 am1 views A new study finds that, under the right conditions, 2 1/2-year-old children can answer questions about people acting on false beliefs, an ability that most researchers believe does not develop until age 4.Young people who use marijuana likely to switch to alcohol at 21Jul 7, 2015 11:15 am2 views It’s no surprise that alcohol consumption rises dramatically in people just over the age of 21, the minimum legal age to drink. But a new survey reveals an equally dramatic drop in marijuana use at that age. Yoga practice linked to lower stress, better cognitive performance in older adultsNov 15, 2016 7:15 am0 views Older adults who practiced hatha yoga three times a week for eight weeks were better able to manage stress and performed better on cognitive testsYeast byproduct inhibits white-nose syndrome fungus in lab experimentsJul 21, 2015 10:00 am0 views The finding could lead to treatments that kill the fungus that's been killing so many bats while minimizing disruption to cave ecosystems, the researchers say.Women's sexual risk-taking in tourism focus of new studyJul 24, 2015 11:30 am0 views Relaxing beach vacations are perfect for sexual experimentation with a steady partner, while group tours and sightseeing trips are the ultimate contexts for casual sex with acquaintances or strangers, women said in a new survey.With online games, high school students learn how to rein in disease outbreaksJun 27, 2016 12:30 pm2 views High school students investigate Ebola-like outbreaks and administer vaccines through Outbreak!, a new summer course at Illinois that uses online games to encourage critical thinking about fighting infectious diseases. 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Honey bee larvae absorb the social culture of the hiveOct 29, 2015 11:15 am0 views Even as larvae, honey bees are tuned in to the social culture of the hive, becoming more or less aggressive depending on who raises themWill climate change leave tropical birds hung out to dry?Dec 20, 2016 11:15 am0 views In a University of Illinois study, nearly one-third of the 20 species studied in Panama may decrease if conditions become dryer.Widespread groundwater contamination found in southwestern Illinois cave streams, springsNov 17, 2016 2:30 pm2 views Researchers have detected prescription and over-the-counter medications and personal care products in Illinois groundwater, an indication that humans are contaminating water that is vital to aquatic life.Why has Putin's Napoleonic 'cold charisma' made him so popular in Russia?Oct 12, 2015 5:45 pm65 views A Minute With...™ Richard Tempest, professor of Slavic languages and literaturesWhy do we lose muscle as we age?Mar 16, 2017 10:00 am0 views The good news is that Beckman researcher Marni Boppart is on the job, examining why muscle loss occurs and looking for ways to rejuvenate muscle.Whole Tale enables new discovery by bringing 'life' to research articlesJun 10, 2016 8:15 am2 views "Whole Tale," a new, five-year, $5 million NSF-funded project, aims to give researchers the same instructions and ingredients to help ensure reproducibility and pave the way for new discoveries.White House invites Education Justice Project director to prison reform discussionApr 28, 2016 10:30 am0 views Rebecca Ginsburg is among a small group of university leaders who have been invited to participate in a roundtable discussion on prison reform in Washington, D.C.What would it be like if the rain from Hurricane Harvey fell in Illinois?Sep 8, 2017 12:30 pm0 views To help Illinoisans understand Hurricane Harvey, state climatologist Jim Angel shows what it would be like if 40 inches of rain fell in the state. What the true story of the Essex - the inspiration for 'Moby-Dick' - teaches us todayDec 10, 2015 9:30 am166 views A Minute With...™ Jamie Jones, who is writing a book on the literature, art and culture surrounding the whaling industryWhat's in your landscape? Plants can alter West Nile virus riskJul 1, 2015 2:30 pm0 views The study found that different species of leaf litter in standing water influence where Culex pipiens mosquitoes deposit their eggs, how quickly the larvae grow, how big they get and whether they survive to adulthood.What's in my milk? Truth v. mythMay 25, 2017 10:00 am2 views What are the facts about milk, and what claims are based on faulty information or misunderstanding? Join us for a Twitter chat on June 22 from noon to 1 p.m. CT with ACES expert Dr. Jim Drackley.What’s in a name? For young Chinese consumers and foreign brands, it’s about culture mixingOct 3, 2016 9:30 am0 views Younger, more cosmopolitan Chinese consumers tend to favor brand translations that keep both the sound and the meaning of the original name, says U. of I. business professor and branding expert Carlos J. Torelli.What does Facebook learn from our 'likes' and other reactions?Feb 9, 2017 11:15 am0 views In creating Go Rando, Professor Ben Grosser asked why Facebook would provide a set of reactions for its users, and what it is gaining from learning more about how we feel.'We're one crop-breeding season away from starvation'Mar 29, 2016 12:15 pm0 views In the race against world hunger, we’re running out of time. But crop scientiest are looking for solutions.Weed blasting offers new control method for organic farmersJan 21, 2016 6:00 am0 views Weed blasting can reduce weed biomass in organic tomato and pepper crops by up to 97 percent, while maintaining crop yields similar to hand-weeded control plots.Website promotes global democracy educationJan 25, 2016 1:30 pm0 views The Democracy Dialogue website provides democracy education in five languages. Its initial videos are drawn from a 2012 conversation between two prominent peace activists: Mohamed ElBaradei and Rajmohan Gandhi.Wealthy donors, think tanks major influences on education policyMar 11, 2016 3:00 pm4 views Wealthy philanthropists are mobilizing networks of resources that sway public opinion and shepherd into law education policies that may have little research evidence to back them upVocal signals reveal intent to dominate or submit, study findsApr 18, 2016 9:00 am0 views People whose voices went down in pitch early on in an interaction were more likely to be seen as dominant and influential than those whose vocal pitch went up early in conversation.Video: Dark Matter explained by Illinois expertsOct 31, 2017 9:00 am2 views Watch the short video Dark Matter and hear leading-edge scientists explain what we know about one of the greatest mysteries of our timeVery young learn broad facts so quickly they think they 'always knew it'Jul 8, 2015 12:00 pm0 views A new study reveals that young children learn general facts so effortlessly that they often can’t tell that they learned anything new at all. U.S. prison camps demonstrate the fragile nature of rights, says authorMay 24, 2016 11:30 am0 views Prison camps like the one at Guantánamo, Cuba, are places where detainees can lose even “the right to have rights,” according to a new book by Professor A. Naomi PaikUrban forestry project ties residential nature to health care spendingOct 10, 2016 4:45 pm0 views Research explores how urban forestry affects health care spending, builds an online modeling to estimate their communities’ potential rate of return on their investments in parks and other natural elements.U. of I. researchers help discover ‘dark galaxy’Apr 21, 2016 2:00 pm0 views The discovery paves the way to spot many more such objects, which could help astronomers address important questions on the true nature of dark matterU. of I. Library's unique collection of Indian comic booksFeb 5, 2015 9:30 am1 views South Asian Studies librarian Mara Thacker began collecting Indian comics for the University of Illinois in 2012, and its libraries now have what she believes is the largest collection of Indian comics in North America.