University of Michigan

Here’s why you should avoid your next binge-watching marathon

New research proves that binge-watching your favorite shows can wreck havoc on your sleep.<p>Watching a marathon of <i>The Walking Dead</i> could turn <i>you</i> into a …

Money

These are the 10 worst dirty lies people tell on their resumes

In 2009 I had a very awkward interview.<p>During my fellowship application with a global legal aid group, their head council and I started talking about …

Personal Finance

5 People Have Died After Getting Weight-Loss Balloons

In the few years they've been on the market in the U.S., weight-loss balloons have been making headlines as a cheaper, less intense alternative to …

Lifestyle

Startin’ Up at a StartUp: Why I chose to work for BeeHyve for my first internship and what I’ve…

<b>Startin’ Up at a StartUp:</b> Why I chose to work for BeeHyve for my first internship and what I’ve gained from itThe summer ’17 BeeHyve team ft. lovely …

Startups

Air pollution elevates stress hormones: study

Breathing dirty air causes stress hormones to spike, new research suggests, which could help explain why long-term exposure to pollution is associated with heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and a shorter life span.<p>Dr. Haidong Kan of Fudan University in Shanghai, China, and colleagues looked …

Pollution

Hundreds gather in Ann Arbor after Virginia's deadly white nationalist rally

ANN ARBOR, MI - The feelings of outrage and distress were clear Sunday, Aug. 13 as hundreds of Ann Arbor area residents gathered to stand in …

Racism

What It’s Going to Take to End Racial Preferences

The Friday Cover<p>The Friday Cover is POLITICO Magazine's email of the week's best, delivered to your inbox every Friday morning.<p>The Department of Justice is looking into affirmative action in college admissions, but I believe voters will end up making the most impact.<p>Over 20 years ago, California …

Politics

Protesters in Detroit, Ann Arbor and nation gather for Charlottesville

None<p>University of Michigan grad student Elena Rosario of Ann Arbor cheers during a rally on the campus of the University of Michigan. Sean Work, …

College & University

Today’s Cup Series race at Michigan: Start time, weather, TV/radio info

All the pertinent info for today's race.

Motorsport

Older Couples Reveal the Secret to a Happy Marriage: Alcohol

When it comes to learning from the best, we should turn to our elders more often. After all, science has confirmed that wisdom really does come from old age.<p>That’s why a study that came out last year and focused on older couples who were born in 1953 or earlier is worth revisiting. According to …

Marriage

Disney Settles Defamation Case With Beef Products Inc.

Disney disclosed it paid $177 million to settle the "pink slime" defamation case involving the ABC network which it owns. NPR's Scott Simon talks to University of Michigan law professor Lenn Niehoff.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>News on the pink slime front this week. ABC reported in 2012 on a …

Law

Mom of 5 on Life Support After Refusing Cancer Treatment to Save Unborn Child: ‘This Is What She Wants,’ Husband Says

Pregnant and terminally ill, Carrie DeKlyen never feared death — but she was terrified of losing her baby.<p>Now, the Michigan mother of five who was …

Pregnancy

Does Widespread Pain Spread From the Brain?

Neuroimaging study reveals people who report widespread pain have increased gray matter and functional connectivity in sensory and motor areas of the …

Neuroscience

Affordable lead sensor for home, city water lines

A new electronic lead sensor, potentially costing around $20, could keep an eye on home and city water quality, alerting residents and officials to …

Water

Researchers develop heat conducting plastic that could lead to lighter electronics

Researchers in materials science and mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan (UM) have developed a new technique that can change …

Engineering

Old Fashioned Dads Spend Less Time With Their Kids, Study Suggests

Dads who split household chores and professional responsibilities with their wives are more likely to wait before having a second child, and spend …

Parenting

Toyota, Intel and Ericsson in a self-driving consortium

Toyota and Intel — in a tense race to own what they see as a gigantic future self-driving industry — have announced yet another new international …

Business

What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books?

It was a crazy idea: Take the bulk of the world’s books, scan them, and create a monumental digital library for all to access. That’s what Google …

Libraries

Robots Are Ruining Your Driving Skills

If your car can hit the brakes in an emergency and check your blind spots, will that make you a worse driver? Increasingly, automakers are worrying …

Business

The Best Lessons You’ll Learn In Business School

For some, leadership is the culmination of the 3 C’s: <i>control, communication, and charisma</i>. Forget the 20th century notion of business leaders as …

Leadership

Digging Up A New Dinosaur

Move over T-Rex, there’s a new heavyweight champion of dinosaurs. Say hello to Patagotitan.

Dinosaurs

Foxconn to open self-driving facility in Michigan

Foxconn, the world’s largest manufacturer responsible for Apple’s iPhone and iPad, has announced another multibillion dollar U.S. investment, this time in a Michigan self-driving facility.<p>The Taiwanese-based manufacturer will use the Michigan facility to develop self-driving technologies. The state …

United States

U-M Sociology Instructor: It’s Important For Preschool Teachers To Actively Work To Disrupt Heteronormativity

Readers of a Michigan <i>Patch</i> are engaged in an ongoing, bitter discussion after a controversial article highlighted the findings of a University of …

Education

Diversity Memo Drama Poses Biggest Public Test for Google CEO

In almost two years as Google's CEO, Sundar Pichai has weathered multiple storms with relative ease. His search engine came out of the fake news …

Sundar Pichai

Why crowds aren’t always wise: Lessons from mini-flash crashes on Wall Street

When one companies shares go way down in a split-seconds time, it could be that too many investors are active<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>Blink. About 300 milliseconds just passed, the same time required for a lightning bolt to travel 100,000 feet, a satellite to fly …

Liberal View

David Cleason Gives Verbal Commitment to Join Sister Emma at Michigan

Photo Courtesy: David Cleason (Twitter)<p><i>Agon is the proud sponsor of all high school coverage (recruiting, results, state championships, etc.) on</i> …

College & University

Can government keep up with automated vehicles?

Regulatory agencies must keep pace with the rapid advances in self-driving cars and other mobility innovations.

Government Technology

Average new-vehicle fuel economy the best it's been in years

It would be better if we weren't all buying massive crossovers, but it's a win nevertheless.<p>Every month, researchers from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) compile an average fuel economy for new vehicle sales. For the first time in years, we're getting close to …

Fuel Efficiency

UM’s New Nanoparticle Research Could Lead to Cloaking Technology

Nanoparticle research from a team at the University of Michigan has the potential to improve the efficacy of LED lighting by as much as 50 percent …

Engineering

High demand means higher gasoline prices

Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Swelling consumer demand and pressure from crude oil prices means the average price for gas is 23 cents higher than this time last …

Oil