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Illinois News Bureau: Research

Illinois News Bureau: Research

  • 2/18/2015Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    A study co-written by a University of Illinois labor and employment relations professor shows that clocking extra hours at the office while juggling family demands takes a toll on the body mass index of individuals in dual-earner families.
  • 2/18/2015Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor writer Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor published by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor
    Thanks to a bit of genetic sleuthing, researchers now know the invasion history of the tropical fire ant (Solenopsis geminata), the first ant species known to travel the globe by sea.
  • 2/17/2015Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    As Gov. Bruce Rauner readies his first budget address, expect him to propose changes that could have major consequences for certain demographics, a University of Illinois expert on taxation issues says. According to law professor Richard L. Kaplan, three issues – the taxation of retirement income, an expansion of the sales tax base and an increase in the cost of health insurance benefits for state employees – loom over the Illinois budgetary horizon as potential quick fixes for the revenue-strapped state.
  • 2/9/2015Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor writer Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor published by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor
    Seismic waves are helping scientists to plumb the world’s deepest mystery: the planet’s inner core. Earth's inner core Thanks to a novel application of earthquake-reading technology, a research team at the University of Illinois and colleagues at Nanjing University in China have found that the Earth’s inner core has an inner core of its own, which has surprising properties that could reveal information about our planet.
  • 2/4/2015Sharita Forrest, Education and Social Work Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Education and Social Work Editor by Sharita Forrest, Education and Social Work Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Education and Social Work Editor
    A new study found Illinois educators and lawmakers have homework to do to figure out why fewer girls at the state’s high schools study subjects associated with careers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields than their peers in other states.
  • 2/3/2015Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor
    The cute cat video seems to be everywhere online, and it’s become a handy epithet for everything that journalism should not be. So what should we make of the fact that The New York Times, that paragon of journalism, has written a lot about cats over 140 years? That’s the question posed by University of Illinois journalism professor Matthew Ehrlich after compiling hundreds of cat-related tales from the Times’ digital archive.