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Exotic, Giantic Molecules Fit Inside Each Other Like Russian Nesting Dolls


University of Chicago scientists have experimentally observed for the first time a phenomenon in ultracold, three-atom molecules predicted by Russian theoretical physicsist Vitaly Efimov in 1970.
22-Jan-2015 1:10 PM EST

Parents’ Reliance on Welfare Leads to More Welfare Use by Their Children, Study Finds

In a new study published recently in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Mogstad and his co-authors at University of California, San Diego, and the University of Bergen in Norway investigated family welfare cultures in the context of Norway’s...
22-Jan-2015 12:00 PM EST

Study Shows How Planetary Building Blocks Evolved From Porous to Hard Objects


Thinking small has enabled an international team of scientists to gain new insight into the evolution of planetary building blocks in the early solar system.
16-Jan-2015 5:00 PM EST

Crown Family Professorship to Support Molecular Engineering for Clean Water

The University of Chicago is establishing a professorship in molecular engineering dedicated to the development of solutions to the emerging crisis on the global supply of clean water.
12-Jan-2015 12:55 PM EST

Get Your Hands on Research with a Fellowship in the MBL Logan Science Journalism Program


The Marine Biological Laboratory, an international center for research and education in biological and environmental sciences and an affiliate of the University of Chicago, invites journalists to apply for a fellowship in its Logan Science...
12-Jan-2015 12:00 PM EST

Mind-Body Connection Not a One-Way Street

We usually think our mind is in control and telling our body what to do. But there is a lot of scientific evidence that shows the chatter between mind and body goes two ways, and the body is an integral part of how we think. In the new book How the...
7-Jan-2015 2:00 PM EST

Mexican Murals Reveal Art's Power


New research by UChicago art historian Claudia Brittenham examines the mysterious and magnificent murals at the ancient site of Cacaxtla in present-day Mexico.
6-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

Neuroscientists Identify Brain Mechanisms That Predict Generosity in Children


University of Chicago developmental neuroscientists have found specific brain markers that predict generosity in children. Those neural markers appear to be linked to both social and moral evaluation processes.
18-Dec-2014 6:00 PM EST

Our Experts on Newswise

Book Explores Presidential Preoccupation with Power


Prof. William G. Howell hopes to focus the national conversation about the American presidency in his new book, Thinking about the Presidency: The Primacy of Power.
31-Jul-2013 5:35 PM EDT

Despite Growing Support for Gay Marriage, Americans Divided on Attitudes Towards Homosexuality

26-Jun-2013 10:30 AM EDT

University of Chicago Particle Physicists Available to Comment on Search for Higgs Boson


3-Jul-2012 8:00 AM EDT

Japan Crisis Experts from the University of Chicago

The University of Chicago has numerous experts who can comment on the scientific, social, political and cultural dimensions of the ongoing crisis in Japan. Our news officers can assist reporters looking for help with stories on nuclear science,...
18-Mar-2011 5:00 PM EDT

Experts Available to Comment on Mono Lake Microbe

Media Contacts: Steve Koppes 773-702-8366 Stephen McGregor 630-252-5580
3-Dec-2010 9:00 AM EST

Even If They Are Not Home, Men Can Learn to be Good Fathers

Fathers’ Day is something of an empty holiday in many urban communities where men are often disconnected from family life, but social workers can make a difference against those odds. African-American fathers in particular could benefit from the...
15-Jun-2010 8:00 AM EDT

Health Care Tip Sheet

Experts from the University of Chicago address the following: 1) How do Americans feel about government spending on health? 2) Why is health care spending going up? 3) Looking at Medicare, what have been some of the problems? 4) What about the...
10-Jul-2009 1:00 PM EDT

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