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Researchers say academia can learn from Hollywood

According to a pair of University of Houston (UH) professors and their Italian colleague, while science is increasingly moving in the direction of teamwork and interdisciplinary research, changes need to be made in academia ...

Oct 14, 2014
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With their mark on Earth, humans may name era too

(AP)—People are changing Earth so much, warming and polluting it, that many scientists are turning to a new way to describe the time we live in. They're calling it the Anthropocene (AN'-thruh-poh-seen)—the ...

Oct 14, 2014
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Obstacles to a revolution in air technology

When in 1873 Jules Verne published his novel of planet-trotting high adventure, the world was on the verge of an explosion in global travel. New trans-continental railways and the Suez canal promised an increas ...

Oct 13, 2014
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