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Process improves strength, color of feather-based fibers

Domesticated chickens in the United States alone produce more than 2 billion pounds of feathers annually. Those feathers have long been considered a waste product, especially when contaminated with blood, feces or bacteria that can prove hazardous...
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Nebraska Indian boarding school's past being slowly uncovered

An estimated 10,000 children from 40 tribes were removed from their families and placed at the Genoa school during its 50 years. A team of researchers is piecing together the school's scarred history and making it available to descendants.
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Researchers from Nebraska, Ethiopia rethinking the coffee ‘cherry’

Starting the day with a cup of coffee is a daily ritual for many across the United States, and variations on coffee have changed over time, including the trendy options — iced, frozen, cold brew — and of course, the traditional hot and black.
21-Oct-2021 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Saraf advances work on first-of-its-kind ‘living’ transistor chip

A University of Nebraska–Lincoln researcher is one step closer to developing a new kind of transistor chip that harnesses the biological responses of living organisms to drive current through the device, shedding light on cellular activity at an...
21-Oct-2021 10:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Mountain lions moved less, downsized territory during LA’s pandemic shutdown

As people sheltered in place at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, sightings of wildlife in urban areas helped spawn a meme, “Nature is healing,” that reflected an intuitive belief: Carnivores were stretching their legs, and their ranges, by...
12-Aug-2021 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Implant Shows Extreme Promise for Regenerating Bone

Its powers may not rival Wolverine's, but a regenerative implant engineered by researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and University of Nebraska–Lincoln could help repair bone-deep damage following physical trauma, surgery or...
3-Aug-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Knitting's Resurgence Reflects Women's Desire To Confront Inequality

Based on interviews, surveys and going "undercover" as a knitter, marketing professor Andre F. Maciel concluded that millions of knitters are engaged in a political and cultural battle to gain more respect for skills often scorned as women's work.
22-Jun-2021 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Breaking the glass ceiling: Kang tracking female judicial appointments around the globe

For the past seven years, political scientist Alice Kang has been tracking when and how women broke the glass ceiling to be appointed to the highest courts in democratic countries.
23-Apr-2021 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Langvardt Discusses Free-Speech Implications of Musk's Twitter Purchase

Elon Musk has a difficult and probably impossible task ahead of him, because free speech ideals aren't well-suited to social media. Platform administrators -- even those with strong libertarian impulses -- wind up policing online speech.
27-Apr-2022 3:45 PM EDT

International expert: Nebraska's Kang tracks how women break glass ceiling for their nation's highest court

6-Apr-2022 11:40 AM EDT

Can United Nations conference save Antarctic glaciers?

Nebraska scientist says time is running out for West Antarctic ice sheet
29-Nov-2021 11:50 AM EST

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Q&A: Asian American prof reflects on long history of racism

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Do you follow best practices for cybersecurity?

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How Game of Thrones embraced the Platonic Ideal

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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.
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