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Barge on Upper Mississippi River Illinois Waterway

Economic impact of inland waterway disruptions: Potentially billions

What would happen if a lengthy disruption befell the major mode of transportation of U.S. corn and soybeans? What ramifications would that have on U.S....
Chicago wouldn’t last long under zombie invasion

Chicago wouldn’t last long under zombie invasion, research says

In the unlikely event of the zombie apocalypse, it would take less than two months for the undead to take control of the city,...
Herbivorous mammals have bigger bellies

Herbivorous mammals have bigger bellies

What do enormous dinosaurs have in common with tiny shrews? They are both four-legged vertebrates, otherwise known as tetrapods. In the course of evolution, tetrapods...
Katniss Everdeen

Fictional leaders affect how voters view 2016 Presidential candidates

Could watching fictional characters like Katniss from The Hunger Games or the Doctor in the Doctor Who series influence the way Americans view leadership...
Votes Early Maryland

To what extent are Clinton and Trump campaign strategies driven by analytics?

A new feature article focuses on a major difference between the Clinton and Trump presidential campaigns that is often neglected in media coverage: their...
New Silk Road Holds Promise for Environmental Gains

Ancient Silk Road could be environmental superhighway in the future

China is building a gigantic modern-day upgrade of the famed ancient Silk Road resplendent in global cooperation in the name of economic expansion. A group...
Fake tweets by software robots

Fake tweets by software robots may influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election, says USC...

In a recent study, researchers from USC find that software robots pretending to be humans are influencing the political discourse on social media as...
chicken crossed the Red Sea

How the chicken crossed the Red Sea thousand years ago

In a research conducted by Washington University in St. Louis, researchers find that the discarded bone of a chicken leg, still etched with teeth...
Arctic will have an ice-free summer

Scientists predict an ice-free summer in Arctic

For every metric ton of CO2 that's emitted into the atmosphere, there is a direct correlation in the amount of Arctic sea ice that...
U.S. Airways Flight 1549 crashed into the Hudson River. Sullenberger

Science of ‘Sully’

Nick Wilson, assistant professor of aviation at the University of North Dakota, has a unique connection to the emergency landing on the Hudson River...

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Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...
Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study, researchers found long-term use of two antidepressants is linked to a higher risk of dementia. In addition, drugs prescribed for bladder...
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of...