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Why Are Yawns Contagious?

Why is it that when somebody nearby lets out a yawn, you suddenly have the urge to reply with one of your own? A psychologist from the Texas A&M College of Medicine explains contagious yawns, and how we share this trait with other animal species.
17-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Grade Retention: Helpful or Hurtful?

For the first time, researchers in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University have provided the strongest evidence to date that grade retention in the elementary grades hurts students’ chances of graduating high school.
26-Mar-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Importance of Reliable Storage in the Age of Big Data

Texas A&M researchers are using redundancy in stored files to correct errors.
21-Mar-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Researchers Develop Methods To Clean Polluted Groundwater

Researchers have studied the use of bacteria to break down organic contaminants in groundwater; however, this bioremediation process has been met with limited success under some conditions.
28-Feb-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


The Hidden Traumas of Disaster

In the aftermath of disasters – hurricanes, earthquakes, epidemics, armed conflict, and the like – it is difficult to describe the true extent of damage wrought on society.
14-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Building And Breaking Connections: How Neuronal Networks Influence Alcoholism

Although it has been known that alterations in the connections between neurons in the brain likely play a role in alcohol dependence and other addictions, the cause-and-effect between these brain alterations and behavior has been less clear.
12-Feb-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


This Valentine’s Day, Speak The Language Of Flowers

While it would be easy to buy a dozen roses to profess your love to a significant other this Valentine’s Day, understanding the language of flowers could help you take your floral overture to the next level.
12-Feb-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Compare Pollution Levels Before And After Hurricane Harvey

Although understanding the wide-ranging effects of disasters is vital for an effective public health response, a lack of baseline data has made it difficult to attribute post-disaster changes in environmental conditions to the impacts of disasters.
9-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Starbucks Is Handling Crisis Right, Says Mays Business School Expert

19-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT


Texas A&M Middle East Expert Available To Discuss Recent Syria Air Strikes

17-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT


Why Are Some Presidential Remarks More Memorable Than Others?

19-Feb-2018 2:30 PM EST

In Light of Winter Olympics, Sports Serve as an Equalizer

Dr. George Cunningham, professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, offers insight as to why sports act as such an effective mechanism in equalizing people of different backgrounds.
13-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST


Valentine's Day 2018 Shopping Tips

Valentine’s spending looks to enjoy a similar boost as seen with the 2017 holiday season, the most since the Great Recession of 2009. Strong indicators include a roaring stock market, low unemployment and high consumer confidence.
31-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST


Sports Drinks Are Not Solutions for Illness-Related Dehydration

Hospitals across the nation have been hit by a double whammy: an alarming flu season combined with a shortage of intravenous fluids. Hurricane Maria’s devastating effects on Puerto Rico, a critical manufacturing hub for American medical supplies,...
30-Jan-2018 4:30 PM EST


XFL Better Equipped For Success In 2020 Than In 2001

26-Jan-2018 5:00 PM EST

Will the FCC's Reversal of Net Neutrality Affect Your Internet Speed? Not So Fast

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 on Dec. 14 to overturn the net neutrality rule that was put in place in 2015 by the then-FCC. What does it mean for different stakeholders, including consumers, companies and communities?
15-Dec-2017 4:05 PM EST

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