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Jessica Conroy featured among brilliant women climate scientists in the Guardian

What does a sexist Google engineer teach us about women in science?

Publication Date: 12 December 2017


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Two Illinois faculty members elected AAAS Fellows

Animal biology professor Carla Caceres is a new Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Publication Date: 27 November 2017


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Two Plant Biology professors rank among most influential researchers worldwide

Prominent ranking is based upon how often their research is cited

Publication Date: 18 November 2017


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Seeing the world like a fish

Animal biologist develops app to see fishing lures through the eyes of a bass

Publication Date: 17 November 2017


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Genomic study explores evolution of gentle ‘killer bees’ in Puerto Rico

From left, Matthew Hudson, Arian Avalos, Gene Robinson and their colleagues found genomic signatures associated with the evolution of gentle behavior in Puerto Rico’s Africanized honey bees.

Publication Date: 16 November 2017


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Some plants grow bigger – and meaner – when clipped, study finds

Like a Hydra, some plants grow bigger and boost their chemical defenses after being clipped.

Publication Date: 11 October 2017


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U.S. Department of Energy grant will fund sorghum research at Illinois

Several institutions to benefit from $16 million grant to research photosynthesis and water use efficiency

Publication Date: 06 October 2017


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Scientists discover spring-loaded mechanism in unusual species of trap-jaw ant

U. of I. animal biology professor Andrew Suarez and his colleagues describe the unusual mechanics that enable Myrmoteras ant jaws to snap closed in half a millisecond.

Publication Date: 01 September 2017


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Cicada wings may inspire new surface technologies

The wings of Megatibicen dorsatus, a prairie-dwelling cicada, are helping engineers design water-repellent surfaces.

Publication Date: 16 August 2017