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Texas Cave Sediment Upends Meteorite Explanation for Global Cooling

Texas researchers from the University of Houston, Baylor University and Texas A&M University have discovered evidence for why the earth cooled dramatically 13,000 years ago, dropping temperatures by about 3 degrees Centigrade. The evidence is buried...
31-Jul-2020 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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‘Selfish and Loveless’ Society in Uganda Really Is Not

A mountain people in Uganda — branded as selfish and loveless by an anthropologist half a century ago — really is not, according to a study led by a Baylor University anthropologist.
27-Jul-2020 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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‘Patient Patients’ in Psychiatric Care for Depression Disorders Show Decreased Symptoms

Psychiatric inpatients with major depressive disorders who increased in the virtue of patience during hospitalization also showed fewer symptoms of depression, according to a Baylor University study.
8-Jul-2020 6:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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People Feel More Grateful for a ‘Special Favor’ — One Only for Themselves — Than They Do for a Group Benefit

People felt less gratitude when they read about receiving a favor along with many other individuals, as opposed to a favor that was only given to themselves, according to a Baylor University study. This is because people tend to think that...
29-Jun-2020 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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'Drinking Spirits to Lift Spirits’ May Hold Appeal Amid COVID-19 Stress, but Don’t Overdo, Cautions Baylor University Expert on Substance Abuse

Drinking alcoholic beverages may be more appealing amid unease about the coronavirus, as people deal with shelter-at-home orders, fears about the economy and boredom, says a Baylor University researcher who studies alcohol use and misuse. But with...
31-Mar-2020 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Fossil Finds Give Clues about Flying, Spike-toothed Reptiles in the Sahara 100 Million Years Ago

Three new species of toothed pterosaurs — flying reptiles of the Cretaceous period, some 100 million years ago — have been identified in Africa by an international team of scientists led by Baylor University.
25-Mar-2020 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Funerals Pose Challenges Amid ‘Social Distancing’ and Travel Restrictions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

While a huge focus is on health and mortality during the coronavirus outbreak, not to be forgotten are those who are grappling with death from natural causes, diseases, accidents and crime. Funerals and visitations are the customary means of support...
20-Mar-2020 1:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Family Quality Time During the Coronavirus Pandemic

With many schools closed as a measure against the spread of coronavirus, and many parents working remotely, families can incorporate a variety of activities — including educational ones — to keep kids engaged and ready to continue learning when...
16-Mar-2020 2:50 PM EDT 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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