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How stellar death can lead to twin celestial jets

How stellar death can lead to twin celestial jets

February 12, 2014

How do spherical stars evolve to produce highly aspherical planetary nebulae? A Rochester professor and his undergraduate student have a new theory as to why.

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Professor sings “I Have Failed My Physics Final”

Professor sings “I Have Failed My Physics Final”

January 21, 2014

Physics professor John Howell records a Les Miserables parody to motivate his Physics 121 students to attend workshops.

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inspireDANCE features NYC choreographer

inspireDANCE features NYC choreographer

January 16, 2014

The InspireDANCE festival has expanded rapidly in just four years, adding a sixth day and attracting nationally acclaimed choreographers and dancers.

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Biologist honored with NSF award

Biologist honored with NSF award

January 10, 2014

Sina Ghaemmaghami has been recognized for “exemplifying the role” of teacher-scholar.

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Secret to Peanut-Shaped Star Orbits Peeled Away

Secret to Peanut-Shaped Star Orbits Peeled Away

November 27, 2013

Alice Quillen, professor of astronomy, and collaborators have created a mathematical model of what might be happening at the center of the Milky Way.

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‘Seeing’ in the Dark

‘Seeing’ in the Dark

October 31, 2013

The eerie ability to see our hand in the dark suggests that the brain combines information from different senses to create perceptions.

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Paleoclimatologist Wins Packard Fellowship

Paleoclimatologist Wins Packard Fellowship

October 17, 2013

Vasilii Petrenko is one of 16 researchers being awarded a prestigious David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship totaling $875,000 over five years to spend on a research project of his or her choice.

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Madagascar No Longer an Evolutionary Hotspot

Madagascar No Longer an Evolutionary Hotspot

July 10, 2013

Daniel Scantlebury calls Madagascar “an ideal evolutionary laboratory” for studying species formation because it has long been isolated and geologically stable relative to other regions.

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What’s Your Motion Quotient

What’s Your Motion Quotient

June 19, 2013

A surprisingly simple exercise measures the brain’s unconscious ability to filter out visual movement, and points to an unexpected link between IQ and motion filtering

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