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Why a Single Nuke's Impact Shouldn't Only Be Measured in Megatons

In a new report, a group of University of Nebraska experts determine that a single nuclear warhead could cause devastating climate change, resulting in widespread drought and famine that could cost a billion lives.
12-Jul-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Economists Find Gender Gap Follows Red-Blue Border Lines

An analysis of Census and Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows women in red states are less likely to hold high-paying, high-status jobs than their counterparts in blue states. Researchers say United States political divide extends into the labor...
3-Jul-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

"Band Geek" Photographer Captures Behind-the-Scenes Images of Marching Bands

During the past eight years, photography professor Walker Pickering has taken more than 6,600 photographs of the joy and tears involved with high school and college marching bands and drum corps.
27-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

College-Educated Keep the Faith, Study Shows

America's college-educated actually attend church more often than those who lack a degree. The "faith-killing" impact of higher education relates to church-going habits in high school years as well as choice of college.
25-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Better Grades Linked to Fitness and Iron Levels in Female Students, Study Shows

An analysis of 105 female college students showed that those with the highest levels of stored iron and the highest fitness levels had better grades than less-fit women with lower iron stores.
25-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study: More Disclosure Drives Major Companies to Pay More in Taxes

There's perhaps an unintended consequence of the SEC getting better information to investors: Firms paying up to $3 billion of additional federal, state and foreign government taxes in a single year.
13-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Sub-Saharan Africa Won't Have Enough Grain in 2050 -- Even if Farmers Max Out Yields

An international team of scientists analyzed grain production in 10 sub-Saharan countries. Although farmers in the region could quadruple production by optimizing plant and soil management, yields still would fall short of demand.
12-Dec-2016 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Different Species Find Different Genetic Paths to Achieve Same Evolutionary Change

Studying Andean bird species that have adapted to high altitudes, Nebraska biologist Jay Storz and his colleagues find that evolutionary change at the molecular level is idiosyncratic and less predictable.
21-Oct-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Science of the Super Bowl: Nebraska Physics Professor Timothy Gay Explains How the Laws of Physics Shape Football

24-Jan-2017 2:20 PM EST

Beer Epiphany: How Brand-Name Beer Drinkers Become Craft Beer "Aficionados"

Andre Maciel, an assistant marketing professor at Nebraska, spent three years studying craft beer drinkers and how they train their taste buds to prefer craft beer over mass-market brands.
9-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST

What's Next for America After 2016 Vote?

8-Nov-2016 3:05 PM EST

Husker Debate Coach: Clinton Scores Higher in 'Personality Contest'

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump probably wouldn’t make the University of Nebraska-Lincoln debate team, judging by their respective performances during Sept. 26's first presidential debate.
28-Sep-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Expert Available to Discuss Trump's Statement on McCain's Heroism

22-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Historic Comet Landing Highlights Space Law Mission

Space law experts at the University of Nebraska say the Philae probe's touchdown on the surface of a comet heightens their mission to resolve the legal dilemmas of space
12-Nov-2014 5:00 PM EST

Space Lawyer: Before Humans Step Into Commercial Spaceflight, Laws Need Giant Leap

SpaceX’s launch to the International Space Station opens a new era in commercial spaceflight -- and raises questions about what laws govern private space companies and what legal obstacles affect future human space travel.
22-May-2012 12:00 PM EDT

Space Law Expert: Before First Asteroids Are Mined, Legal Framework Must Be Improved

Entrepreneurs' announced venture to extract water and precious metals from asteroids has generated excitement, but it comes amid a vague legal landscape that could complicate plans for space mining, an international space law expert said this week.
26-Apr-2012 1:25 PM EDT

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