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Where Martian Dust Comes From

The dust that coats much of the surface of Mars originates largely from a single thousand-kilometer-long geological formation near the Red Planet’s equator,
24-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

What Would Your Dog Do to Help If You Were Upset? Quite a Bit, Study Finds

Dogs are thought to be very aware of people’s emotions, but if a pup’s owner was really upset, would it actually go out of its way to offer help and comfort? Some not only will, but they’ll also overcome obstacles in a hurry to do it.
17-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

JHU Project Aims to Save Millions by Reducing Solar Power Forecast Errors

Although the popularity of solar energy has surged, the unpredictability of a weather-dependent technology has kept even more people from embracing it. A new project hopes to change that by improving our ability to forecast sunshine and backup power...
23-Jul-2018 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New ‘E-Dermis’ Brings Sense of Touch, Pain to Prosthetic Hands

Engineers have created an electronic skin that, when layered on top of prosthetic hands, can restore a sense of touch through the fingertips.
20-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Urban Violence Can Hurt Test Scores Even for Kids Who Don’t Experience It

Children who attend school with many kids from violent neighborhoods can earn significantly lower test scores than peers with classmates from safer areas.
7-Jun-2018 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Evidence for a New Property of Quantum Matter Revealed

A theorized but never-before detected property of quantum matter has now been spotted in the lab.
11-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Science and Health News Tips from Johns Hopkins: Cheaper, Better Fuel Cells; Quick Autopsies; Powerful Processing; Insect Inspiration; and More

News tips from stories in the spring 2018 issue of Johns Hopkins Magazine:
1-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Computational Strategy Designed for More Personalized Cancer Treatment

Mathematicians and cancer scientists have found a way to simplify complex biomolecular data about tumors, in principle making it easier to prescribe the appropriate treatment for a specific patient.
14-May-2018 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Media Advisory: JHU Expert Has New Paper on Risk of Arming Teachers

A Johns Hopkins University public safety leadership professor concludes that arming teachers would be risky and ineffective.
2-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EST

The Mind of a Medalist:

Athletes who make it to the Olympics have the speed or strength or whatever physical skills it takes to lead the world in their sport. But Johns Hopkins University scientists say (in three videos) that those who ultimately bring home gold have also...
6-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST

MEDIA ADVISORY: Super Bowl Marks the Season’s End, But Concussion Concerns Continue

Engineers hope that soon athletes will have "digital twins" of their heads, baseline representations of skull, vasculature and brain that can help to predict where injuries might occur and diagnose them when they do.
29-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST


MEDIA ADVISORY: ‘Race at the Movies’ Expert Available

Mark Christian Thompson, a Johns Hopkins University English professor who last semester taught a course “Race at the Movies,” is available to talk to reporters looking for movie analysis and Oscars/Golden Globes commentary.
22-Jan-2018 2:05 PM EST

Media Advisory: Experts Can Discuss Fed Chair Options

Janet Yellen’s term as chair of the Federal Reserve ends in February. Speculation has begun about who the president might choose to be her successor. Johns Hopkins has several experts with extensive media experience to discuss this and any Fed...
19-Oct-2017 7:30 AM EDT


Media Advisory: Catalonia Experts Available

The Catalonia region of Spain is considering becoming independent, a declaration it could make as soon as Monday. Johns Hopkins University has experts available for perspective.
6-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Media Advisory: More Hurricane Experts From Johns Hopkins University

This is an additional list of experts from the Johns Hopkins University on issues associated with Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma
8-Sep-2017 11:20 AM EDT


Media Advisory: How the U.S. Can Sway North Korea

Johns Hopkins University political scientist Steven David has a theory about how the United States might be able to influence the leadership of North Korea. He calls in "omnibalancing."
7-Sep-2017 9:05 AM EDT

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