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School of Natural Resources
Drought center, CALMIT help launch drought-monitoring, forecast tools
April 3, 2020

Thanks to help from two centers in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Natural Resources, satellite information is being used to produce and share first-of-their-kind maps of topsoil, root zone soil and groundwater moisture around the world, as well as 30-, 60- and 90-day forecasts of wet and dry conditions across the continental United States.

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Rural Issues
Rural Poll has given a voice to rural Nebraskans for 25 years
April 3, 2020

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Rural Poll, which gives rural Nebraskans a platform to voice their opinions on wide-ranging topics.

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Biological Sciences
Ancient aquatic crocs evolved, enlarged to avoid freezing
April 1, 2020

A University of Nebraska-Lincoln scientist is exploring how ancient crocodiles evolved.

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Biomedical Research
Project explores ultrasound therapy to promote cardiovascular health
March 30, 2020

A University of Nebraska-Lincoln researcher is laying the foundation for a targeted, noninvasive treatment for atherosclerosis, a primary driver of cardiovascular disease.

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University of Nebraska Press makes content free in response to COVID-19
March 27, 2020

With many students across the nation and world finishing their semesters remotely, the University of Nebraska Press has made much of its digital content free through May 31.

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Project VIEW aims to sharpen writing instruction for visually impaired
March 25, 2020

Nebraska researchers are working to better understand how students with visual impairments are being taught to write — and how that instruction can be tailored to each student’s needs.

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Araz’s research prepares for pandemic decision-making
March 23, 2020

As COVID-19 spreads, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln researcher believes decisions imposed to change how we live in the short term stem from critical research by health experts.

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Mighty mouse: Storz discovers world’s highest-elevation mammal
March 23, 2020

The discovery of a mouse living at 22,000 feet above sea level is challenging scientists’ assumptions about mammals’ survivability at extreme altitudes.

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Project will explore how emotions factor into science literacy
March 18, 2020

A University of Nebraska-Lincoln scientist is studying how human factors such as emotion, motivation and metacognition — thinking about thinking — come into play in science classrooms. An end goal of the research, she said, is to develop tools that help students recognize when their beliefs affect their decision-making process and help them to make objective decisions after taking their beliefs into account.

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Husker who coined ‘flash drought’ helps define emerging phenomenon
March 17, 2020

“Flash drought,” a term coined by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln scientist, describes an important type of drought.

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