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Baylor Study Combines Lithophane, 3D Printing to Enable Blind Individuals to "See" Data

Lithophane is an ancient artistic medium but never used to represent scientific data and imagery in a quantitative, controlled manner for tactile visualization and integration. Lithophane combined with 3D printing is turning scientific data into...
17-Aug-2022 4:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

National Study Examines Link Between Accountability to God, Psychological Well-Being

Religious believers who embrace accountability to God (or another transcendent guide for life) experience higher levels of psychological well-being – mattering to others, dignity and meaning in their lives, though not happiness.
2-Mar-2022 1:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

Baylor Study Evaluates Biodiversity Impacts of Alternative Energy Strategies

Climate change mitigation efforts have led to shifts from fossil-fuel dependence to large-scale renewable energy. However, renewable energy sources require significant land and could come at a cost to ecosystems. A new study led by Ryan McManamay,...
13-Jul-2021 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Workplace Communication Study During Pandemic Finds Managers Should Talk Less, Listen More

Managers should listen more, be empathetic and be sure they give feedback — even if they cannot solve a problem immediately, according to a Baylor University study that focused on workplace communication during the pandemic. The crisis highlighted...
12-Apr-2021 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Racial Diversity in a Church Is Associated with Higher Attendance Over Time

United Methodist churches — whether the congregation is white or not — have higher attendance when located within white neighborhoods. But racial diversity within a church is associated with higher average attendance over time, according to a...
29-Mar-2021 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

United States Ranks Lowest in Overall Policies Aimed at Helping Parents Support Children, Study of 20 Developed Nations Finds

The United States ranks lowest in overall policies to help support children in lower-income families. A study of 20 developed nations found that more flexible work hours and paid leave are more effective for children’s psychological health than...
18-Mar-2021 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Changing Diets — Not Lower Physical Activity or Infectious Disease Burden — May Best Explain Global Childhood Obesity Crisis

Variation in consumption of market-acquired foods outside of the traditional diet — but not in total number of calories burned daily — is reliably related to indigenous Amazonian children’s body fat, according to a Baylor University study that...
13-Jan-2021 3:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Prehistoric ‘Sea Dragon’ Discovered on the English Channel Coast Is Identified as a New Species

A mysterious small marine reptile dating from 150 million years ago has been identified as a new species that may have been capable of diving very deeply. The well-preserved specimen was found in a Late Jurassic deep marine deposit along the English...
8-Dec-2020 6:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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As Millions Set Up Work-from-Home Offices for the First Time, Baylor Expert Tells How to Make a Smooth Transition

26-Mar-2020 4:35 PM EDT

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Public Health Crises — Such as COVID-19 — May Lead to Flare-ups of Dangerous Religious Sentiments, including ‘Scapegoating’

24-Mar-2020 12:30 PM EDT

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Baylor Gerontology Expert Shares Tips to Care for Aging Population During Coronavirus Pandemic

James Ellor, Ph.D., The Dorothy Barfield Kronzer Endowed Professor in Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, is an expert on working with older adults as well as disaster behavioral health. He said it’s important in this...
17-Mar-2020 5:25 PM EDT

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Social Media Spaces Can Be Instruments of God’s Unconditional Love, Theologian Says

9-Jan-2020 2:05 AM EST

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Out-of-This-World Research: Fifty Years After the Moon Landing, Lunar Investigator Sets His Sights on Mercury

17-Jul-2019 4:45 PM EDT

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Pleasant Family Leisure at Home May Satisfy Families More than Fun Together Elsewhere, Baylor Expert Says

31-May-2019 4:40 PM EDT

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The Storm After the Storm: Scam Contractors Who Prey on Those Suffering After a Natural Disaster

Following a natural disaster or strong storm, there is usually a second wave of potential destruction – scam artists looking to line their pockets.
31-May-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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The ‘Heaven 11’: Baylor Gospel Music Expert Lists 11 Most Influential Black Gospel Songs

To celebrate African American Music Appreciation Month in June, Robert Darden, former gospel music editor for Billboard Magazine and founder/director of Baylor University’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, compiled the “Heaven 11,” a...
31-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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