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Climate Tipping Points: What Do They Mean for Society?

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The phrase “tipping point” passed its own tipping point and caught fire after author Malcolm Gladwell’s so-named 2000 book. It’s now frequently used in discussions about climate change, but what are “climate tipping points”? And what do...
11-Jul-2016 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Recycled Plastic Lumber Invented by Pioneering Rutgers Professor

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Imagine a material lighter than steel, longer-lasting than lumber and strong enough to support 120-ton locomotives. Now imagine that material is made from milk containers, coffee cups and other plastics that we recycle. It’s called structural...
7-Jul-2016 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Squishy’ Motors and Wheels Give Soft Robots a New Ride

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A small, squishy vehicle equipped with soft wheels rolls over rough terrain and runs under water. Future versions of the versatile vehicle might be suitable for search and rescue missions after disasters, deep space and planet exploration, and...
28-Jun-2016 11:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Road to Recovery

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As Rutgers University's substance abuse helpline enters its second year, it counts its success one call at a time
27-Jun-2016 1:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Bill Rasmussen: Rutgers Alumnus Founded ESPN, Created First 24-Hour TV Network

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The self-proclaimed 'sports junkie' changed sports broadcasting, how the world watches television
14-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Environmental Global Public Health Conference Sponsored by the Rutgers University School of Public Health at the United Nations June 6

In Observance of World Environment Day, the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), Rutgers University School of Public Health and the Rutgers University Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI) are sponsoring a UNAI START...
1-Jun-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rutgers Scientists Help Create World’s Largest Coral Gene Database

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Coral reefs – stunning, critical habitats for an enormous array of prized fish and other species – have survived five major extinction events over the last 250 million years. Now, an international team of scientists led by Rutgers faculty has...
25-May-2016 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Legos: A New Frontier for Libraries

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Rutgers art librarian Megan Lotts is changing the public’s perceptions of libraries – one colorful brick at a time.
23-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Are Daily Fantasy Sports Gambling? You Bet! Says Rutgers Gambling Expert. And the Future Legalization of Sports Betting May Be Their Biggest Wager

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Fantasy sports look a lot like sports betting when you look at the way Internet sites have changed the game entirely, and the billions they are making in the process.
8-Dec-2015 9:05 AM EST

Are Daily Fantasy Sports Gambling? You bet! says Rutgers gambling expert. And the future legalization of Sports Betting may be their Biggest Wager

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8-Dec-2015 9:05 AM EST

When ‘Healthy’ Eating Becomes a Health Risk

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Rutgers psychologist discusses the dangers of orthorexia
16-Sep-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Measles Outbreak: What You Need to Know

A Rutgers University infectious diseases expert discusses the myths and facts of the measles outbreak and the “vaccine gap” that has put certain adults at risk.
6-Feb-2015 2:00 PM EST

An Update on Bacterial Meningitis and Other Important Vaccine News

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With school underway and flu season not far behind, vaccinations are on people’s minds again, or at least they should be – according to experts such as George DiFerdinando Jr. who keep track of how disease spreads and the best ways to prevent...
18-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

As Ebola Rages, Controlling the Deadly Spread

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As the out-of-control Ebola epidemic continues, an infectious disease physician and a medical historian -- both at Rutgers University -- discuss the risk for Americans, lessons from medical history, and treating people already at risk.
25-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

My Two Dads: Does Gender Matter When Raising Children?

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In a book published this month, a Rutgers law professor examines what makes a good parent and how marriage equality improves the welfare of children of same-sex couples
4-Jun-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Hot Topic: A Potentially Deadly Virus Comes to the U.S.

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Physician and infectious disease researcher Nila Dharan of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School discusses the deadly virus MERS and what people can do to protect themselves.
23-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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