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Autistic Kids Detect Motion Faster

Autistic Kids Detect Motion Faster

May 8, 2013

Such heightened sensory perception in autism may help explain why some people with the disorder are painfully sensitive to noise and bright lights.

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‘Mean Girls’ Be Warned: Ostracism Cuts Both Ways

‘Mean Girls’ Be Warned: Ostracism Cuts Both Ways

May 5, 2013

A new study shows that individuals who deliberately shun another person are equally distressed by the experience.

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Making Sense of Monkey Math

Making Sense of Monkey Math

May 3, 2013

The study tracked eight olive baboons, ages 4 to 14, in 54 separate trials of guess-which-cup-has-the-most-treats.

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Trustee Endows English Professorship

April 22, 2013

“It’s a privilege and a pleasure to be able to contribute in my small way to a department that enriched my life,” said Hilfiker. “I am a very proud and grateful alumnus.”

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New Sensor Could Help Detect Asteroids Near Earth

New Sensor Could Help Detect Asteroids Near Earth

April 15, 2013

The Near Earth Object Camera (NEOCam) sensor is a new infrared-light detector to improve the performance and efficiency of the next generation of space-based asteroid-hunting telescopes.

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Some Stress Can Be Your Friend

Some Stress Can Be Your Friend

April 8, 2013

Rethink the way we view our shaky hands, pounding heart, and sweaty palms can help people perform better both mentally and physically.

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Dark Matter Detector Installed Underwater, Underground

Dark Matter Detector Installed Underwater, Underground

November 15, 2012

An experiment to look for one of nature’s most elusive subatomic particles is underway in a stainless steel tank nearly a mile underground beneath the Black Hills of South Dakota. And among the dozens of scientists involved in the research is physics Professor Frank Wolfs.

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“Space Gems” Share a Dramatic Origin Story

“Space Gems” Share a Dramatic Origin Story

November 15, 2012

These meteorites, or pallasites, were likely formed when a smaller asteroid crashed into a planet-like body about 30 times smaller than earth.

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‘Holy Grail’ of Hydrogen Fuel

‘Holy Grail’ of Hydrogen Fuel

November 8, 2012

Work by a group of graduate students and chemistry professors is advancing what is sometimes considered the “holy grail” of energy science: lowering the cost while increasing the output of sunlight-powered hydrogen-production systems. The solution: nanocrystals and nickel catalysts.

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How Do Blind Mole Rats Ward Off Cancer?

How Do Blind Mole Rats Ward Off Cancer?

November 7, 2012

Blind mole rats and naked mole rats—both subterranean rodents with long life spans—are the only mammals never known to develop cancer. Rochester biologists have now determined that the mechanism for fighting off cancer differs between the two.

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