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University of Alabama Offers Engineering Course Taught in German

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This spring engineering students at The University of Alabama are learning automotive engineering through a class taught entirely in German in what is most likely the first German-taught engineering course for American students in the Southeast.
7-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Study Watermelon's Effect on Blood Vessels

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University of Alabama researchers are recruiting for a 10-week study to see how watermelon impacts blood vessel function.
6-Dec-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

The Not-So-Spooky, Yet Still Sort-of-Spooky, History of Halloween

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Witches, Transformers, princesses, and goblins stalking neighborhoods at night for candy wasn’t always what Halloween was about. Hundreds of years ago, Halloween was about celebrating European harvest festival traditions. And as Catholicism began...
26-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UA Study Finds Unexplainable Activity in Distant Stars

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Researcher pored through more than 10 years of existing Chandra X-ray Observatory data and found stars that repeatedly survive quick, massive surges in space energy. There are no such instances in our galaxy, as stars are destroyed by similar...
19-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Wheel Lets Researchers Measure Fruit-Fly Exercise

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A new study led by corresponding author Dr. Laura Reed suggests that a device called the TreadWheel can be used to study the benefits of exercise on Drosophila — fruit flies.
17-Oct-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Fruit-Fly Diet Impacts Descendants, Researcher Finds

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For a fruit fly, what its grandparents ate may affect how much it weighs. But the passing down of a body type based on diet is not a simple cause and effect, a researcher has found.
15-Aug-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Shows Stark Differences in How Conservatives, Liberals Value Empirical Data

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A University of Alabama-led study surveyed participants in the Deep South and West Coast on the opportunity to view novel data on three topics - two of which were political - but weren't told of the results or who commissioned the studies....
13-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Son of One of First White Students at Meharry Medical College Creates Feature-Length Movie About His Father's Experience

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Poster for “Service to Man.” TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — University of Alabama theatre professor Seth Panitch recently completed a full, feature-length film that has been selected as one of 25 films to be showcased in the 20th American Black Film...
10-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Halloween Activities Help Babies Develop Senses, Kids Develop Empathy

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Babies crunching leaves in their hands, children creating costumes with their parents, and families picking pumpkins at the local pumpkin patch -- it doesn't have to be cheap or include witches and werewolves for parents to spend time with their...
28-Oct-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Women Athletes Dominate Prime Time Telecast of 2016 Olympics

23-Aug-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Insight Available on Record-Breaking Floods Across Globe

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23-Aug-2016 1:20 PM EDT

Billings: Regardless of How States Define 'Gambling,' Fantasy Sports Games More Skill Than Luck

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There are gray areas when trying to classify daily sports fantasy contests as games of skill or luck, but the unique attributes of repetitions and permutations, despite the quick payouts, make fantasy sports games of skill.
6-Jan-2016 2:05 PM EST

Hour of Code Can Be the Spark Needed for Interest in Computing

2-Dec-2015 2:05 PM EST

Is Thanksgiving Day Turkey Making You Tired?

10-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST

In praise of computer science expansion, professor at University of Alabama says discipline as important to teach as dissecting a frog

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16-Sep-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Mass Shooters' Perceptions of Retaliation for Mistreatment by Bosses Are Often Directly Inflamed by Mental Health Issues

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26-Aug-2015 10:05 AM EDT

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