University of Michigan

Detroit’s new top doctor making an impact

Dr. Joneigh S. Khaldun took the top job at the Detroit Health Department a little over a month ago, and has already launched two public health …

Public Health

University of Michigan students develop free food allergy app

An online project created by students at the University of Michigan aims to make life easier for people with food allergies and special …

Detroit

You use this word to help you through hard times without even knowing it

We all deal with heartbreak in somewhat predictable ways.<p>You might eagerly re-top that glass of wine, add a few extra miles to your daily run or binge-watch your favorite childhood TV show.<p>But, without even realizing it, there's something else you do all the time that probably helps dull the pain.<p>A …

Psychology

University of Michigan student rips apart the smug liberal echo chamber on campus

<i>This story originally appeared in the Michigan Daily.</i><p>Within the fortified liberal bastion that is Ann Arbor, there exists an environment uniquely designed for the progressive students who populate campus.<p>Here, the most liberal of beliefs can be resounded within Ann Arbor’s echo chamber that makes …

Higher Education

The GOP effort to repeal Obamacare appears dead, for now. But let's remember what they wanted to do

U<i>PDATE: House Speaker Paul D. Ryan has pulled the GOP’s Obamacare repeal bill, canceling a vote that had been scheduled for Friday afternoon. The move appears to signal that the repeal effort is dead, at least for the near future.</i><p>We were perhaps a bit too negative when we observed after the …

Health Care

Trump Just Approved the Keystone XL Pipeline

• <i>Published:</i> March 24th, 2017<p>President Trump signed an executive order on Friday greenlighting the Keystone XL pipeline after it cleared State …

Corporate Sustainability

Why ‘Staying Put’ Was The Right Thing To Do

After the Columbus Blue Jackets’ 2015-16 season had ended, a season many viewed as their most disappointing in their 16-year history, Blue Jackets’ …

NHL

GOP Health Benefits Change Would Upend Insurers’ 2018 Plans - Bloomberg

A late-night amendment to the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act risks forcing states to scramble to pass new laws to …

Insurance

49ers in Ann Arbor for Michigan pro day

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsSan Francisco 49ers senior personnel executive Martin Mayhew was spotted in Ann Arbor for the University of …

NFL

Michigan Wolverines pro day notes: Taco Charlton improves 40 time - Detroit Lions Blog

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Taco Charlton was happier this time. After not running as good a time as he wanted to in the 40-yard dash at the NFL combine, …

NFL

Good Morning, News: Trump Forces Health Care Vote, City Council Disarray, and No More Jerseys

by Dirk VanderHart UPLIFT_THE_WORLD / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM<b>Donald Trump</b>—who for decades has painted himself as a primo deal-maker—decided yesterday he was …

Portland, OR

Michigan's PJ Ranford Wins Men's Division I Elite 90 Award

University of Michigan junior PJ Ransford has been named the Elite 90 Award winner for men’s swimming & diving. This means... Current<p>University of …

Swimming

How eliminating two EPA programs could affect large parts of America - Washington Post

The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement of 1987 identified 43 geographic areas of concern: 26 in the U.S., 12 in Canada and five shared between the two countries. These were locations suffering environmental degradation as a result of human activity. In 2012, the updated agreement reaffirmed these …

Environment

In Belarus, Europe’s “last dictator” is actually allowing protest. Here’s why.

In the past month, protests have swept across Belarus, a post-Soviet republic in Eastern Europe. Citizens are outraged by Presidential Decree #3, popularly known as the law against “social parasites.” This 2015 law penalizes part-time or unemployed workers, requiring them to pay an annual tax of …

Russia

As Trump Approves Pipeline, Figures Show Most Americans Oppose Drilling on Federal Lands

In a watershed moment, more than half of the population now oppose drilling in the American wilderness — although this likely has more to do with cheap gas prices than a sudden embrace of environmental sensitivity.<p>According to poll data released by Gallup on Friday, the same day Donald Trump …

Oil

Research shows one of the secret ingredients to keep your relationship healthy

There are stressful relationships that keep you thinking all day and there are simple pleasures in life, like cracking open a bottle of wine or …

Marriage

There's a Chipotle index that reveals which cities pay the most for burritos

Chipotle burritos may taste the same across the US — but they aren't priced equally.<p>The Chipotle Index, created by Michael Mattheakis, a computer science student at the University of Michigan, allows you to compare the cost of a chicken burrito at your local store to prices nationwide.<p>For example, …

Burritos

Vegas casino owner no longer has to sweat $1M payout after Michigan loss

LAS VEGAS - Michigan's loss to Oregon has saved a Las Vegas casino owner $1 million.<p>Golden Nugget owner Tilman Fertitta personally approved a $12,500 …

Sports

Kornacki: Reflecting on a Special NCAA Tourney Run

The Wolverines nearly captured a seventh win in a row, but despite the narrow defeat late in the NCAA Tournament, the season was more than just about …

College Basketball

This Startup is making it possible to Control VR with Mind

<b>University of Michigan startup Neurable has developed a brain wave interpretation system that allows for control of devices such as toys and video</b> …

Virtual Reality

Screens of the future could be made with transparent silver

The quest to replace indium tin oxide<p>There's a good chance you're looking at—or through—some indium tin oxide (ITO) right now. This ceramic material conducts electricity, but is transparent, which makes it crucial for the production of screens of all kinds, like those on smartphones and LCD …

Science

How Michigan's Basketball Team Incorporates the FMS

<i>Jon Sanderson is an FMS Certified strength coach for the University of Michigan basketball team. The following is an</i> <i>excerpt from his recently</i> …

Michigan's Taco Charlton drawing a lot of predraft attention from Saints: source

A large part of the predraft process involves conducting private workouts at a player's school, attending Pro Day workouts or hosting a player …

NFL

Xin Rong Identified As Michigan Pilot Whose Plane Crashed In Northwestern Ontario

A Michigan pilot who disappeared after a plane crash in Ontario may have tried to end his life, police said.<br>Xin Rong, 27, a doctoral student at the …

Canadian News

Why we say "you" even when we mean "I"

People choose the "general you" when trying to distance themselves from things with a negative things.<p>Early in August 2015, then Presidential candidate Donald Trump went on the CBS news show <i>Face the Nation</i> and said something curious:<p>“I fight like hell to pay as little [in taxes] as possible … I’m a …

Psychology

Watch Workflow’s original pitch in 2014

Workflow, the well liked automation app that Apple just picked up through an acquisition, got its start in 2014 at a hackathon in Michigan, of all places.<p>Nick Frey, Conrad Kramer, Veeral Patel, and Ari Weinstein built the app in January 2014, for a Major League Hacking student member hackathon …

Workflow

Ghost Plane Crashes in Canada: 'No Signs of a Pilot'

CANADA — A plane that crashed near the Lake Superior was found without a pilot and authorities have so far been unable to explain the “mysterious” …

Aviation Safety

Monogamy 'is based on bad science'

In Western culture, we are brought up to believe relationships should be monogamous.<p>Cheating is wrong and we should all be faithful to our partners. …

Polyamory

Haunting 'Ghost Plane' Mystery Unfolds in Michigan

The crash of a small plane in a remote part of Ontario last week spawned a baffling mystery that appears to have a tragic ending.<p>Authorities …

UFOs

Mystery of pilotless plane remains unsolved as single engine Cessna crashes onto shore of Lake Superior

Print<p>A single-engine Cessna 172 aircraft crashed near the north shore of Lake Superior at 11:38 p.m. March 15, but there was no sign that a body had …

Aviation