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People power

State-level policy in the U.S. is responsive to public opinion, study shows.  CAMBRIDGE, MA — In politics, your voices make a difference. At least at the state level of U.S….

Scientists just beginning to understand autistic adults’ unique health needs

In the 1990s, the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among children rose sharply. These children are now entering adulthood, yet physicians and scientists know very little about the health…

Later tropical blooms could affect marine life

Color changes in the northern Red Sea indicate rising sea temperatures could significantly impact tropical marine ecosystems. Monitoring phytoplankton abundance could help to identify areas in the oceans that are…

ESA and Vatican work to preserve heritage work

Following an agreement signed in 2016, ESA and the Vatican Apostolic Library have presented the preliminary results on how they are using the same method to manage their respective long-term…

Rice, UH team preps for massive Antarctic glacier study

Offshore research team to aid in historic study of threatened Thwaites Glacier HOUSTON — A team of scientists from Rice University, the University of Houston, the University of Alabama and…

Madison startup completing 100 solar setups in rural Africa

NovoMoto, a spinoff from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is finishing its first 100 solar lighting installations in the Democratic Republic of Congo. NovoMoto LLC distributes the systems on a rent-to-own…

Sub-sea rift spills secrets to seismic probe

Rice University-led study yields first clues about internal structure of Galicia margin HOUSTON – The first study to spring from a Rice University-led 2013 international expedition to map the sea floor off…

Surface engineering gets the red light

Perovskite particles could improve the performance of solar cells and light-emitting diodes via a simple process to stabilize the nanocrystal surface. A method for chemically stabilizing optical nanocrystals, without degrading…

Human impact on sea urchin abundance

In the longest running study of its kind, researchers found sea urchin populations were strongly affected by human-driven environmental changes. Sea urchin populations are more sensitive to human activities than…

Spectacle lens designed by PolyU slows myopic progression by 60%

A specially designed spectacle lens developed by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) was found to have slowed down myopia progress by 60% in participating children, and 21.5% of them…