University of Illinois

High-resolution climate models present alarming new projections for US

Approaching the second half of the century, the United States is likely to experience increases in the number of days with extreme heat, the …

Climate Change

“Mantis Cam” is a new camera which replicates the incredible eyes of the mantis shrimp

Normally scientists and engineers design cameras to see in a way similar to how the human eye sees the world. Sure, there are infrared cameras and …

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<b>APA Citation</b><p>Hoxie, Frederick E.. (Eds.) () <i>The University of Illinois :engine of innovation</i><p><b>MLA Citation</b><p>Hoxie, Frederick E.,eds. <i>The University Of</i> …

College & University

Internet History Podcast

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:41:47 GMT<p>Summary: Plato was an online and interactive learning computer system developed in the 1960s at the University of …

Learning

New form of matter ‘excitonium’ discovered

Scientists have proven the existence of new form of matter called excitonium - which was first theorised almost 50 years ago.<p>Researchers from …

Physics

Geologists disprove theory about what stopped the formation of the Midcontinent Rift

Geologists have corrected a mix-up that made an ancient geological structure in the central U.S. seem hundreds of miles shorter than it really is. …

Geology

Illinois ranks fifth for number of GoFundMe donors

Nearly 600,000 Illinois residents donated to at least one GoFundMe campaign this year, according to the online fundraising platform’s 2017 Giving Report released Thursday, which highlights the top fundraisers worldwide and stories about strangers’ generosity toward others.<p>“In 2017, there were big …

Chicago

Illinois announces plans for new facility for soccer, track and field

Calling it a “new dawn of Illinois athletics,” athletic director Josh Whitman on Wednesday announced a $7 million donation that will help fund a new athletic complex for soccer and track and field.<p>Demirjian Park will feature two soccer fields — one for games and one for practice — and is expected …

College Sports

Chicago Bus Ad Blasted As Racist Toward Chinese Students, 'Apology' Even Worse

Suburban Express, a shuttle bus company that picks up students from the Chicago area and takes them to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign …

Business

An Illinois bus company is in trouble over ad that promised 'you won't feel like you're in China' on its buses

• <b>An Illinois bus company is being investigated after it posted what some have called a "racist" ad.</b>• <b><br>The state's Attorney General is looking into whether the ad, which said 'you won't feel like you're in China' on its buses, violated the law.</b>• <b><br>The company's initial apology criticized the University of</b> …

U.S. Politics

EDITORIAL: Slow up for hammering bus company for offensive ad

Why a bus company thought insulting people was a good business plan is beyond us, but we’ll wait to hear more from Illinois Attorney General Lisa …

Students

Suffering from bowel disease? Start exercising along with changes in your diet

If you thought only diet can change the composition of microbes in the gut, think again! Researchers have found evidence that exercise can change the …

Microbiome

Bus company probed over ad: ‘You won’t feel like you’re in China’

A bus company in Illinois is being investigated after sending out an offensive email ad to customers boasting that they “won’t feel like you’re in …

Offbeat News

'Grotesquely Xenophobic' Bus Company Ad Prompts Civil Rights Probe

<b>CHICAGO (CBS) —</b> Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office has opened a civil rights investigation into a bus company serving University of …

Bus company serving University of Illinois criticized for ‘racist and bigoted’ ad

A bus company serving the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is under fire for a racially insensitive ad. The ad seemed to take a swipe at …

Racism

Ad promises students 'You won't feel like you're in China when you're on our buses'

<b>(CNN) —</b> At first glance, it looks like any other email touting travel deals.<p>In this case, it was a bus company offering its services to students of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It listed several "perks": fast boarding, no baggage fees, and refundable tickets.<p>But it was item No. 7 …

China

Former congressman and presidential candidate John Anderson dead at 95

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Former Illinois congressman and presidential candidate John Anderson has died.<p>A family statement says the 95-year-old Rockford …

Obituaries

Scientists Find Brake for Protein Shell of HIV, Blocking Infection

Researchers have discovered a "brake" that interferes with HIV's development into an infectious agent. This mechanism prevents the capsid (the …

Biology

Statement in Response to Suburban Express Ad

December 3, 2017<p>To Members of the Campus and Community:<p>Suburban Express, a privately operated bus company with a long history of taking advantage of …

Knowing How News Media Works Undercuts Conspiracy Beliefs

Individuals who seem to have a better understanding of how the news media works are less likely to believe in conspiracy theories, even those they …

Media Literacy

Racist bus company ad promises University of Illinois students they won’t have to sit next to Chinese people

Bus company Suburban Express has apologized after sending out a racist ad to college students at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign over …

Liberal View

Switches in Corn, Soybeans, and Wheat Acres in the U.S. and Illinois

<b>Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics</b> <b><br>University of Illinois</b><p><b>farmdoc daily (7):228</b><p>Recommended citation format: Schnitkey, G. "Switches in …

Agriculture

Weekly Outlook: Corn Use for Ethanol Update

The recent strength in ethanol production has led to speculation about changes to USDA's estimate of corn used for ethanol in the pending WASDE …

Ethanol

Synthetic cannabis-like drug reduces effects of sleep apnoea

Sleep apnoea is a breathing disorder that results in a person’s breathing being interrupted, which can last from a few seconds to minutes, and may …

Medicine

Cannabis-like drug 1st pill to successfully treat sleep apnea

The largest, longest trial to date testing an oral drug for obstructive sleep apnea yielded positive results, according to research out of Chicago. …

Cannabis Industry

Exercise changes gut microbial composition independent of diet, team reports

Two studies -- one in mice and the other in human subjects -- offer the first definitive evidence that exercise alone can change the composition of …

Microbiome

Tiny Drug-Laden Nanoparticles Delivered to Seek and Destroy Cancer Stem Cells

University of Illinois researchers are now sending small drug-laden nanoparticles on a mission that aims to seek and destroy cancer stem cells, the …

Cancer

Nanoparticles home in on cancer stem cells in promising new therapy

Nanoparticle drug delivery systems are a hot area in medical research at the moment. The ability to engineer particles that can enter a human body …

Cancer

webinar

December 7, 2017, 10:00am – 11:00am EST (UTC 15:00:00 – World Clock)<p>Playfulness, Mess, Risks and Other Fun with Attempting Innovative Teaching<p>We want …

Florida State University

In the Name of Airplane Safety, Researchers Set Out on a Wild Goose Chase

Team steps up effort to keep the birds away from airplanes at Chicago’s Midway airport<p>CHICAGO—Ryan Askren says chasing wild geese is easy, it’s catching them that’s hard.<p>“We discovered that when you walk up to them, they get spooked and fly away, but for some reason, when you jog, they don’t notice …

Aviation