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Scientific Research

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  • Touchdown! Hear the sound Philae made as it landed on a comet

    Touchdown! Hear the sound Philae made as it landed on a comet
    Listen to this! When the Rosetta spacecraft’s Philae lander landed on the surface of a comet last week, it actually recorded the sound of its feet meeting the comet for the first time – and now you can hear it too. The two-second impact...
  • Flu shot 'back-boost' discovery may change the way vaccines are made

    Flu shot 'back-boost' discovery may change the way vaccines are made
    Did you get your flu shot? If so, you probably figured it would protect you against exposure to the three strains of influenza virus were deemed most likely to circulate this winter. But a new study in the journal Science reveals that the shot primed your...
  • Public policy schools more relevant than ever

    Public policy schools more relevant than ever
    Voters who went to the polls on Nov. 4 considerably changed the landscape of American government and politics. The shift from a somewhat divided government in Washington to one in which the legislative branch is in the hands of conservatives and the...
  • Scientists discover two new particles at Large Hadron Collider

    Scientists discover two new particles at Large Hadron Collider
    Welcome to the family! Scientists using CERN’s Large Hadron Collider in Europe have discovered two new subatomic particles. The discovery of the two related particles, submitted to the journal Physical Review Letters, fills in missing slots in the...
  • Space scientist gets U. of I. keys

    Space scientist gets U. of I. keys
    For more than a decade, space scientist Timothy Killeen has tracked one of his satellite instruments as it circled the planet and passed over Illinois to collect data on wind in Earth's upper atmosphere. So it seemed somewhat poetic Wednesday that he...
  • NIU primatologist named 2014 Illinois professor of the year

    NIU primatologist named 2014 Illinois professor of the year
    The Chicago Tribune Media Group's Elgin Courier-News reports: The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education have named Elgin resident and Northern Illinois Professor Dan Gebo as the 2014...
  • Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours

    Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours
    Here's a selection of attractions offering reduced prices: AQUATICA: off BeachLine Expressway at Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; 407-351-3600; Guests can purchase a "Splash and Save" ticket with admission starting at $28 when tickets are purchased in...
  • We're finally embracing the wisdom of the ages about sleep

    Sleep is having its moment in the sun -- or, more appropriately, its moment in a darkened room, with blackout shades drawn, the temperature somewhere between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit, all smartphones and tablets banished from the room and maybe a...
  • Ebola: Gates Foundation funds convalescent plasma research

    Ebola: Gates Foundation funds convalescent plasma research
    As a group of celebrities that includes Bono, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman and Ben Affleck calls for increased efforts to battle Ebola, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it was contributing $5.7 million for the study of an experimental...
  • What Doctors Know: Exposing newborns to allergens strengthens immunity, study shows

    Source: Johns Hopkins Children's Center whatdoctorsknow.com You may think twice about sanitizing your home if you have a newborn after reading about a new study. Infants exposed to rodent and pet dander, roach allergens and a wide variety of...
  • Authors make case for atheism's friendlier, humanist face

    Once a week, atheists Lex Bayer and John Figdor met at coffee houses around Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., to work on their book about how to lead a happy and moral life without religion or a belief in God. Debate often flared as they picked...