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18 hrs ago | Science Daily

Don't underestimate your mind's eye: Objects don't need to be seen to impact decision-making

Objects in our visual environment needn't be seen in order to impact decision making, according to new research. Take a look around, and what do you see? Much more than you think you do, thanks to your finely tuned mind's eye, which processes images without your even knowing.

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22 hrs ago | WAFF-TV Huntsville

Arizona gets ready for second Pacific storm blast

16, 2014 in Mesa, Ariz. . Miguel Jimenez loads free sandbags to protect his home, Tuesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Tornado, Mesa, AZ, Weather

22 hrs ago | Fox News

Remnants of hurricane barrel in to Arizona in 2nd blast of Pacific storms to hit state

In a sign of just how unusual this summer's weather has become, Phoenix residents lined up Tuesday to fill sandbags in anticipation of potential flooding brought on by the remnants of a powerful Pacific storm. It's the second time in two weeks that the desert is getting hit with the aftermath of a hurricane.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Tornado, Weather, Hurricane Edouard

22 hrs ago | KOLD-TV Tucson

Arizona gets ready for second Pacific storm blast

By TERRY TANG and BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press PHOENIX - In a sign of just how unusual this summer's weather has become, Phoenix residents lined up Tuesday to fill sandbags in anticipation of potential flooding brought on by the remnants of a powerful Pacific storm. It's the second time in two weeks that the desert is getting hit with the aftermath of a hurricane.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Tornado, Weather, Hurricane Edouard

Yesterday | The Daily Beast

The Meteor That Wiped Out the Dinosaurs Changed Earth's Plant Life, Too

The meteor that hit the Earth millions of years ago and is believed to have caused the dinosaurs' extinction also led to a major re-composition of forests and completely shifted the landscape of plants, a new study revealed Tuesday. Sixty-six million years ago, forests were made up largely of slow-growing, evergreen plants, such as oak, holly and cycads.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology

Yesterday | Advance

Eight Hour Nap

What defines learning? When does learning actually start? How does learning occur? Theses all question that regardless of your life science specialty, you have probably pondered. Each of you probably has your own answer, but here's what several University of Arizona scientists think about the learning puzzle box.The UA team took a unique approach in that they looked at the infant learning development of 15-month old infants.

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Yesterday | Newkerala.com

Asian monsoon at least 15m yrs older than previously thought

An international research team led by a University of Arizona geoscientist claim that it began during a period of high atmospheric carbon dioxide and warmer temperatures, and not as a result of the uplift of the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalaya Mountains 22-25 million years. The monsoon, the largest climate system in the world, governs the climate in much of mainland Asia, bringing torrential summer rains and dry winters.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

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University-Industry Consortium Launched to Advance Internet of the Future

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 8 -- University of Memphis issued the following news release: The University of Memphis is a founding member of a consortium that is launching a critical new phase in developing the Internet of the future.

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Related Topix: University of Memphis, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

EurekAlert!

Study finds drop in death rates from strokes over last 2 decades

Despite the significant reduction in the overall incidence and death rates from strokes in the United States over the past twenty years, more attention needs to be paid to specific age groups, a recent study found. The new research, conducted by Dr. Silvia Koton of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, Prof.

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Related Topix: Johns Hopkins University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

KOLD-TV Tucson

Tracking the rise and fall of floods

TUCSON, AZ - As rain pours down, the water levels in washes, creeks, streams, and rivers can go up dramatically in Southeast Arizona. The consequences can be deadly for people caught in flash floods or for those that choose to drive into the flood waters.

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Related Topix: Tucson, AZ, Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Pima County, AZ

KRVN-AM Lexington

A Virus Can Spread Like Wildfire in Any Indoor Setting

Your anxiety appears to be well-founded. At least that's what a new study suggests.

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CBS Local

UM Lands On Playboy's "Top Party Schools" List

This is the ninth time Playboy has published its party school rankings, and the first time the Ivy League institution has made the list. Coming in at number two was the University of Wisconsin, followed by West Virginia University, University of Arizona and the University of Iowa.

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Related Topix: University of Iowa, UC Santa Cruz, Texas, Syracuse University

National Public Radio

How Not To Teach Climate Change

In a recent Washington Post piece , Diana Liverman, a professor at the University of Arizona, explains how she used to teach her undergraduates about climate change - and why she stopped. "A few years ago, I discovered my undergraduates had informally renamed my Intro to Environmental Studies class.

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The Georgetown Times

Serving the Community: Austin Bren, Georgetown County Fire/EMS

Paramedic/Firefighter Austin Bren, 28, travels from Mount Pleasant each day to get to work. A graduate of both the University of Arizona - with a BS in Business Administration and a minor in history - and medic school in Sioux Falls, S.D., his original plan was to continue on to medical school.

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Related Topix: Fire, Georgetown County, SC

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Examiner.com

Study finds Asian monsoons began 40 million years ago

Analyses by University of Arizona geoscientist Alexis Licht and his colleagues show these snails lived in a monsoon climate that had dry winters and very rainy summers. Analyses by University of Arizona geoscientist Alexis Licht and his colleagues show these snails lived in a monsoon climate that had dry winters and very rainy summers.

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KOLD-TV Tucson

New resource center to promote UA graduate programs' prestige

A resource center designed to help recruit the country's top-notch graduate students into the University of Arizona held its grand opening reception at Old Main on Friday. UA Graduate Center Director Dr. Meg Lota Brown joined Provost Andrew Comrie and UA President Ann Weaver Hart in launching the new Graduate Center located at the Babcock Building on Speedway Boulevard near Campbell Avenue.

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ABC15.com

AZ students create free homeless health program

Arizona college students are putting their friendly rivalries aside and collaborating in amazing effort to help those in need of free healthcare in Phoenix. Students from Arizona State University, the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University created a service organization that provides no-cost medical care and education to the homeless population in the Valley.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, Maricopa, AZ, Central, AZ

The Daily Courier

Scaly subjects slithering soon at the Highlands Center

Special to the Courier The Highlands Center for Natural History, 1375 S. Walker Road, Prescott, hosts Dr. Cecil Schwalbe, a renowned herpetologist who always presents his scaly subjects with a great sense of humor, on Friday, Sept. 19, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dr. Schwalbe will give a free presentation at the Highlands Center on common state and local reptiles and amphibians and why they matter.

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Related Topix: Prescott, AZ

Newms360.com

Digging through time: Ole Miss students get hands dirty in Rome

In May and June, a team of classics students from the University of Mississippi spent five weeks in Rome on the front lines of archaeology. "Rome is a very, very old city," said Andersen Marx, a 22-year-old from Buckhead, Ga.

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Related Topix: Rome, MS, University of Mississippi, Archaeology, Anthropology, Science, Tupelo, MS

Sat Sep 13, 2014

TheCourier.com

Weekend: Enjoy a The Best Damn Band in the Landa

The Arts Partnership invites you and your family for an afternoon with "The Best Damn Band in the Land."

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Related Topix: Ohio State University, Findlay, OH, Cleveland, OH, The Ohio State University Marching Band, Big-Band

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