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2012-03-09 11:00:00

Three Kansas City organizations have teamed up with contributors from KCPT, KCSourceLink, Think Big Partners and others to develop a new, Google fiber-related website, GoogleConnectsKC.com. Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) March 09, 2012 The Kauffman Foundation, the Social Media Club of Kansas City (SMCKC) and the Mayors´ Bistate Innovations Team (MBIT) have combined forces to help Kansas City residents stay current on the happenings of Google Fiber and its impact on the city´s future...

Researchers Recreate Fossil Cricket Love Song
2012-02-07 10:11:18

[ Listen to the Recreation ] An international team of scientists took it upon themselves to recreate the love song of an extinct cricket that lived more than 160 million years ago during the Jurassic Period. The song was reconstructed using microscopic wing features on a fossilized bush cricket (Archaboilus musicus) found in northeast China. The call of the Jurassic cricket was simple, pure and capable of traveling long distances in the night, scientists noted. The reproduced sounds...

2011-11-04 21:39:09

University of Kansas anthropologist and Maya scholar John Hoopes and his students are watching predicted doomsday dates such as 11/11/11 and Dec. 21, 2012, with considerable skepticism. Hoopes is regarded as one of the major go-to guys to separate fact from fiction about the Maya calendar and a prediction that the world would end Dec. 21, 2012. He has written scholarly articles debunking the 2012 myth, including a chapter in “2012: Decoding the Counterculture Apocalypse,”...

2011-10-13 18:35:50

Grim economic times could cause men to seek more sexual partners, giving them more chances to reproduce, according to research by Omri Gillath, a social psychology professor at the University of Kansas. Men are likely to pursue short-term mating strategies when faced with a threatening environment, according to sexual selection theory based on evolutionary psychology. When made to think about their own death, which mimics conditions of "low survivability," Gillath and his colleagues...

2011-09-20 00:11:51

Anyone who has saved for a college education, whether for a child or for themselves, can attest it's not easy to put money away. A team of researchers from the University of Kansas and colleagues have shown that when savings accounts are started for children of low-income families and financial education is included, not only are the families more likely to save, but students can be more likely to attend college and graduate. Deborah Adams, William Elliott, Edward Scanlon and Toni Johnson,...

2011-09-20 00:10:30

University of Kansas scientists have found new evidence that infant formulas fortified with long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) are good for developing brains and hearts. In the randomized, double-blind study, 122 term infants were fed one of four formulas from birth to 12 months; three with varying levels of two LCPUFAs (DHA and ARA) and one formula with no LCPUFA, and tested at four, six and nine months of age. By simultaneously measuring the heart rate and visual...


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  • Boughs or branches.
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