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BBQ Lighter Hovering Above South Pole May Help Pinpoint Mystery Source of Cosmic Energy

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Funded by $230,000 from NASA about three years ago, the Hi-Cal balloon with its barbeque-lighter ping have flown three experimental missions in a quest to better grasp Antarctica’s reflectivity to radio frequencies.
20-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Research Could Strip Wine of Sulfites — and Health Worries — for Pennies Per Bottle

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A research drive at the University of Kansas School of Engineering is working toward the design and marketing of a low-cost, easy-to-use device that would filter up to 99 percent of sulfites from wine when it’s poured from the bottle.
29-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Sheds Light on How, Why Middle Managers Can Coerce Employees Into Deceptive Practices

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A study led by a University of Kansas School of Business professor sheds new light on how and why middle managers can coerce their employees into deceiving upper management, in order to ensure that a unit's performance looks good while also keeping...
5-Oct-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Flint Water Crisis Led to Lower Fertility Rates, Higher Fetal Death Rates, Researchers Find

Flint's lead-contaminated water crisis caused fewer babies being born there — through reduced fertility rates and higher fetal death rates — compared with other Michigan cities during that time, according to a working paper that includes a...
20-Sep-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Getting Emotional After Failure Helps You Improve Next Time, Study Finds

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New research led by a University of Kansas marketing professor has found emotional responses to failure rather than cognitive ones are more effective at improving people's results for the next time they tackle the next related task.
19-Sep-2017 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study Links Exercise to Better Self-Control

Research appearing recently in the peer-reviewed journal Behavior Modification shows people engaged in a tailored physical activity intervention demonstrate improved self-control.
5-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

'Marrying Up' Is Now Easier for Men, Improves Their Economic Well-Being, Study Finds

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As the number of highly educated women has increased in recent decades, the chances of "marrying up" have increased significantly for men and decreased for women, according to a new study led by a University of Kansas sociologist.
31-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Astronomers Discuss Do’s and Don’ts for Viewing Aug. 21 ‘Great American Eclipse’

On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will cut across the U.S. in a diagonal track running from Oregon southeast to South Carolina. Two University of Kansas professors of physics & astronomy have offered guidance to best view the once-in-a-lifetime...
26-Jul-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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