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Study shakes up sloth family tree

A pair of studies published June 6 have shaken up the sloth family tree, overturning a longstanding consensus on how the major groups of sloths are related. According to the results, the three-toed sloth is more closely related to a large family...
6-Jun-2019 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists levitate particles with sound to find out how they cluster together

Scientists from the University of Chicago and the University of Bath used sound waves to levitate particles, revealing new insights about how materials cluster together in the absence of gravity—principles which underlie everything from how...
5-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Citizen scientists help discover new exoplanet in ‘habitable zone’

A new planet roughly twice the size of Earth has been discovered located within the “habitable zone”—the range of distances from a star where liquid water may exist on the planet’s surface. A research team that included a UChicago graduate...
14-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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UChicago researchers find simple way to massively improve crop loss simulations

Researchers with NASA, the University of Chicago and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research found that by adding data on when each specific region plants and harvests its crops, they could double the accuracy of crop prediction. This...
20-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Quantum Network to Test Unhackable Communications

Scientists are creating a network in the Chicago area that taps the principles of quantum physics to send information. Such a link could one day form the basis for a truly secure network, which would have wide-ranging impact on communications,...
24-Oct-2018 4:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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In 5-10 Years, Gravitational Waves Could Accurately Measure Universe’s Expansion

In a new paper published in Nature, three University of Chicago scientists estimate that given how quickly LIGO researchers saw the first neutron star collision, they could have a very accurate measurement of the rate of the expansion of the...
22-Oct-2018 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cellular clean-up crews linked to how body handles sugar

How our bodies handle glucose—the simple sugar that provides energy from the food we eat—appears to be intertwined with how cells keep themselves functioning normally, according to new University of Chicago research.
16-Oct-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Water Worlds Could Support Life, Study Says

The conditions for life surviving on planets entirely covered in water are more fluid than previously thought, opening up the possibility that water worlds could be habitable, according to a new paper from the University of Chicago and Pennsylvania...
30-Aug-2018 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Experts Available - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada to Speak at University of Chicago

The University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics (IOP) will celebrate its fifth anniversary with an event on Wednesday, February 7 featuring Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, who will discuss the importance of youth engagement in public...
6-Feb-2018 1:45 PM EST

University of Chicago Professor Geoffrey Stone to discuss same-sex marriage in Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecture

As the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to deliberate on same-sex marriage later this month, Prof. Geoffrey R. Stone, the 2015 Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecturer, will devote his talk to this contentious social and legal issue that could mark one of...
10-Apr-2015 4:05 PM EDT

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Book Explores Presidential Preoccupation with Power

Prof. William G. Howell hopes to focus the national conversation about the American presidency in his new book, Thinking about the Presidency: The Primacy of Power.
31-Jul-2013 5:35 PM EDT

Despite Growing Support for Gay Marriage, Americans Divided on Attitudes Towards Homosexuality

26-Jun-2013 10:30 AM EDT

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University of Chicago Particle Physicists Available to Comment on Search for Higgs Boson

3-Jul-2012 8:00 AM EDT

Japan Crisis Experts from the University of Chicago

The University of Chicago has numerous experts who can comment on the scientific, social, political and cultural dimensions of the ongoing crisis in Japan. Our news officers can assist reporters looking for help with stories on nuclear science,...
18-Mar-2011 5:00 PM EDT

Experts Available to Comment on Mono Lake Microbe

Media Contacts: Steve Koppes 773-702-8366 skoppes@uchicago.edu Stephen McGregor 630-252-5580 smcgregor@anl.gov
3-Dec-2010 9:00 AM EST

Even If They Are Not Home, Men Can Learn to be Good Fathers

Fathers’ Day is something of an empty holiday in many urban communities where men are often disconnected from family life, but social workers can make a difference against those odds. African-American fathers in particular could benefit from the...
15-Jun-2010 8:00 AM EDT

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