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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


Untimely Immune Cell Clocks May Contribute To Obesity And Diabetes In Shift Workers

About 15 million Americans don’t have a typical nine-to-five workday, and many of these may see their schedule change drastically one week to the next. As a result, these shift workers’ biological clocks cannot keep accurate time, potentially...
5-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Team Develops New Type of Powerful Battery

A multi-institution team of scientists led by Texas A&M University chemist Sarbajit Banerjee has discovered an exceptional metal-oxide magnesium battery cathode material, moving researchers one step closer to delivering batteries that promise higher...
5-Feb-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Handling Disasters Differently Critical For Coastal Cities

The field of urban planning is gaining interest as cities around the world, including nearby Houston, are facing increased exposure to weather-related risks and hazards ranging from sea level rise and flooding to temperature build-up and urban heat...
1-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Conservation Efforts Reveal New Details About Alamo Cannons

Texas A&M conservators have revealed new details about two cannons used during the Texas Revolution’s 1836 Battle of the Alamo. The Rio Grande Cannon and Spanish Cannon returned home to the Alamo in San Antonio on Monday after almost four months...
24-Jan-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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19-Feb-2018 2:30 PM EST

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 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


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


26-Jan-2018 5:00 PM EST

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


At a House Public Education Committee hearing last month, superintendents asked the state to waive the accountability ratings that are tied to students’ scores on state standardized tests this spring.
6-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST

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