In spite of the broad scientific consensus about its existence, global warming remains a contentious public policy issue. Yet it’s also an issue that requires a public consensus to support policies that might curb or counteract it.
Boys who engage in homophobic teasing are prone to perpetrating sexual harassment two years later, according to a new study led by Dorothy Espelage, the Gutgsell Endowed Professor of child development in the College of Education at the University of Illinois. Co-authors of the study were graduate student Lisa De La Rue at Illinois, and Kathleen C. Basile and the late Merle E. Hamburger, both of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
University of Illinois astronomers have caught their first glimpse of the invisible magnetic fields that sculpt solar systems.
A new paper co-authored by a pair of University of Illinois economists says increasing resource misallocation in Portugal contributed to at least 15 years of sluggish economic growth – a conclusion that also could explain the poor economic performance of similar peripheral European Union countries in the lead-up to the eurozone crisis of 2009.
Researchers report in the journal Nature that they have made a breakthrough in understanding how a powerful antibiotic agent is made in nature. Their discovery solves a decades-old mystery, and opens up new avenues of research into thousands of similar molecules, many of which are likely to be medically useful.
A new study finds that most U.S. adults fail to meet recommended daily levels of 10 key nutrients, and those with disabilities have even worse nutrition than average.