Science & Research

Team of students designs biodegradable drone for competition

November 24, 2014 0 comments

In August, a Dutch tourist crashed an unmanned aerial vehicle — widely referred to as a drone — into an active hot spring in Yellowstone National Park.

Student research participation divides along gender, athletic lines

November 24, 2014 0 comments
This article is part of the series Fall 2014 Student Poll

This article is part of the series Fall 2014 Student PollAround one-third of students have worked on research while at Brown, according to a Herald poll conducted Oct. 22-23. But this percentage varies largely based on factors such as class year and concentration. While only about 15 percent of first-years […]

Discussion explores Chinese-Latin American relations

November 24, 2014 0 comments

“We really want to talk about two sides to this story,” said Guy Edwards, a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of the Environment and Society.

A new study by University psychiatrists suggests that internally reflecting on the long-term effects of unhealthful eating can help people avoid giving in to cravings and hopefully reduce the incidence of obesity.

Thinking about cravings may combat obesity

November 24, 2014 0 comments

Thinking about the long-term health effects of eating unhealthful foods may be a useful way to combat cravings.

Leila Blatt ’15, an Africana Studies concentrator, is focusing her thesis on black feminist organizing and “bio-citizenship,” she said.

Research Spotlight: Student blends sciences, Africana Studies in senior thesis

November 19, 2014 0 comments

Though Leila Blatt ’15 has taken courses across a range of disciplines, she began to realize her final papers were always related to one topic.

University researchers located genes linked to both diabetes and heart disease in a recent study that analyzed data from more than 15,000 women.

Diabetes, heart disease share genetic origins

November 19, 2014 0 comments

Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease may share the same genetic origin, according to a recent study.

Researchers tracked the sleeping patterns of adolescents, finding that as they age, teenagers stay up later due to delayed melatonin release.

Adolescents naturally fall asleep later with age, study finds

November 19, 2014 0 comments

New University research reinforces current recommendations that suggest middle and high schools should not start classes prior to 8:30 a.m.

CPR training prepares students to save lives

November 17, 2014 0 comments

Cross one hand over the other. Interlace the fingers from your top hand onto your palm. Set your shoulders and elbows straight, and push.

Watson project explores war’s toll on economy and health

November 17, 2014 0 comments

The costs of war extend beyond the obvious — from the mental impact on veterans to the loss of jobs, the costs are far reaching.

Research spotlight: Computer program digitizes historic art

Research spotlight: Computer program digitizes historic art

November 17, 2014 1 comment

The Garibaldi Panorama is a 273-foot, double-sided watercolor painting that depicts the life of Giuseppe Garibaldi, an Italian general and politician.