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October 21, 2017

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September 28, 2017

About 215 million people watched the recent solar eclipse, said Jon Miller, a research scientist at the Center for Political Studies: "This level of public interest and engagement with a science-oriented event is unparalleled."

The New York Times

September 27, 2017

"I would love to see genomic sequencing used more often," said Jeffrey Innis, professor of human genetics, and pediatrics and communicable diseases, who along with his colleagues provide sequencing of specific portions of children's genomes to help guide treatment of those with undiagnosed diseases.

Time

September 27, 2017

Comments by Milford Wolpoff, professor of anthropology, were featured in a story about the rare discovery of a child's partial skeleton at a 49,000-year-old site in Spain that suggests extinct ancestors had a similar pattern of growth to modern humans.

The Guardian (U.K.)

September 27, 2017

Eric Gilbert, associate professor of information, commented on what researchers found in a study of the social media platform Reddit's approach to dealing with hateful speech: "They didn’t ban people. They didn’t ban words. They banned the spaces where those words were likely to be written down."

The New York Times

September 26, 2017

Larissa Larsen, associate professor of urban and regional planning, and of landscape architecture, was quoted in a story about the threat that extreme heat poses to America's urban poor.

Reuters

September 26, 2017

An article about how efforts to bring vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems to market have stalled under the Trump administration features comments from Huei Peng, director of Mcity and professor of mechanical engineering.

Bloomberg

September 26, 2017

Rafael Meza, associate professor of epidemiology, says it's important to guarantee the safety of aid teams after earthquakes and other natural disasters: "In order to rescue people, it is necessary to ensure that rescuers are not exposed to dangerous toxic or explosive gases and flammable substances."

The New York Times

September 25, 2017

Yuen Yuen Ang, associate professor of political science, says that despite China's one-party rule and highly concentrated power structure — often cited as the reason for its success in the battle against poverty — China actually encourages a fair amount of experimentation and decentralization.

Quartz

September 25, 2017

"In Michigan, it's more common than elsewhere. Since the mid-1800s or so, there have been about 300 documented mastodon fossils found in Michigan," said Adam Rountrey, collection manager at the Museum of Paleontology.

MLive

September 25, 2017

More than 90 percent of people say they could handle paying an extra 36-cent tax —which could offset environmental damage from carbon emissions — on each gallon of gasoline without feeling financially stressed, according to John DeCicco, research professor at the U-M Energy Institute.

Michigan Radio

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