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One Very Brainy Bird

A joint study from the University of Iowa and the University of California-Davis found pigeons performed as well as humans in categorizing digitized slides and mammograms of benign and malignant human breast tissue. Results published in the journal...
16-Nov-2015 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

The Fittest Fiddle


University of Iowa researchers say behavior, particularly psychologist Edward Thorndike’s law of effect, is the foundational principle behind the evolution of the violin and other handmade inventions. Simply put, behaviors that are followed by...
17-Nov-2015 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

See! I Was Right

A new study from the University of Iowa finds that once people reach a conclusion, they aren’t likely to change their minds, even when new information shows their initial belief is likely wrong and clinging to that belief costs real money.
16-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Zig While Others Zag for More Successful Investments

A new study from the University of Iowa finds that so-called contrarian investment funds far outperform their herd-fund rivals in several performance measurements, and that their managers have found ways to gather information that other managers...
12-Nov-2015 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Martian Desiccation


University of Iowa researchers announced new findings about the ancient atmosphere on Mars and possible clues why the Red Planet is no longer awash in water. UI scientist Jasper Halekas took part in a NASA media briefing detailing the first results...
5-Nov-2015 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Helping Children Hear Better

A first-of-its-kind study discovered that many hard-of-hearing children who receive optimal, early services are able to “catch up or significantly close the gaps with their hearing peers,” say researchers at the University of Iowa, Boys Town...
27-Oct-2015 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Carbon Canopy


A new study documents that trees play a minor role in offsetting carbon emissions in urban areas. Researchers examined carbon emissions and trees' carbon storage in the Twin Cities (Minnesota) and found hotspots where more trees could yield...
20-Oct-2015 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Space Giant


The University of Iowa hosts a symposium on Oct. 17 to honor space pioneer Don Gurnett and his half-century involvement in space exploration. Speakers include Jim Green, planetary sciences director at NASA.
15-Oct-2015 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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University of Iowa Virologist Developed First MERS Mouse Model. Says SARS Experience Has Helped with Rapid MERS Response


6-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Peace Through Business Contract Resolution?


A new international arbitration center will help Israelis and Palestinians settle commercial contract disputes to strengthen the regional economy and maybe help bring peace to the region.
21-Nov-2013 12:00 PM EST

How Math and Logistics Can Speed Relief Supplies to Disaster Zones


12-Nov-2013 1:25 PM EST

Slaves Who Sued Their Masters and Captors

A University of Iowa law professor researches freedom suits, legal actions largely lost to history that were brought by slaves against their masters in hopes of gaining their freedom.
26-Sep-2013 5:00 PM EDT

UIowa Law Prof Researches Slaves Suing Their Masters, as In "12 Years a Slave"

23-Sep-2013 3:00 PM EDT

Study Finds Rooney Rule Does Little to Help Black NFL Head Coaches

Ten NFL head coaches were fired this week, but a study by a University of Iowa economist finds the league's Rooney Rule does little to help increase the number of African-American head coaches.
3-Jan-2013 2:00 PM EST

Robes, Suits and the Inauguration


A University of Iowa law professor explains why President Barack Obama will dress for his inauguration like he's going to a wedding and Chief Justice John Roberts will dress like he's officiating at one.
3-Jan-2013 11:55 AM EST

Iowa Law Professor Says Regulation Needed for Lawsuits-as-Investments

Some invest their money in stocks, some in bonds, some in real estate. Now, investors are putting their money into lawsuits, and University of Iowa law professor Maya Steinitz said this growing market needs government regulation.
10-Jan-2012 11:45 AM EST

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