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Why Are Some Presidential Remarks More Memorable Than Others?

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The Hidden Traumas of Disaster

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In the aftermath of disasters – hurricanes, earthquakes, epidemics, armed conflict, and the like – it is difficult to describe the true extent of damage wrought on society.

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In Light of Winter Olympics, Sports Serve as an Equalizer

Dr. George Cunningham, professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, offers insight as to why sports act as such an effective mechanism in equalizing people of different backgrounds.

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Alcoholism, Alcohol Abuse, Neuroscience

Building And Breaking Connections: How Neuronal Networks Influence Alcoholism

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Although it has been known that alterations in the connections between neurons in the brain likely play a role in alcohol dependence and other addictions, the cause-and-effect between these brain alterations and behavior has been less clear.

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This Valentine’s Day, Speak The Language Of Flowers

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While it would be easy to buy a dozen roses to profess your love to a significant other this Valentine’s Day, understanding the language of flowers could help you take your floral overture to the next level.

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Researchers Compare Pollution Levels Before And After Hurricane Harvey

Although understanding the wide-ranging effects of disasters is vital for an effective public health response, a lack of baseline data has made it difficult to attribute post-disaster changes in environmental conditions to the impacts of disasters.

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Untimely Immune Cell Clocks May Contribute To Obesity And Diabetes In Shift Workers

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About 15 million Americans don’t have a typical nine-to-five workday, and many of these may see their schedule change drastically one week to the next. As a result, these shift workers’ biological clocks cannot keep accurate time, potentially making the negative effects of a high fat diet on metabolic disorders even more pronounced.

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Team Develops New Type of Powerful Battery

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A multi-institution team of scientists led by Texas A&M University chemist Sarbajit Banerjee has discovered an exceptional metal-oxide magnesium battery cathode material, moving researchers one step closer to delivering batteries that promise higher density of energy storage on top of transformative advances in safety, cost and performance in comparison to their ubiquitous lithium-ion (Li-ion) counterparts.

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Handling Disasters Differently Critical For Coastal Cities

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The field of urban planning is gaining interest as cities around the world, including nearby Houston, are facing increased exposure to weather-related risks and hazards ranging from sea level rise and flooding to temperature build-up and urban heat island effect.

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Valentine's Day 2018 Shopping Tips

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Valentine’s spending looks to enjoy a similar boost as seen with the 2017 holiday season, the most since the Great Recession of 2009. Strong indicators include a roaring stock market, low unemployment and high consumer confidence.







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