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Daily Kos: Biology and the Republican mind

Recent research by UNL political scientists John Hibbing and Kevin Smith and by UNL psychologist Mike Dodd, demonstrate some of the biological connections to political conservatism.

Washington Pos: California drought still 'very serious' despite near record snow

If an enormous El Niño weather partner holds, California could start to recover from a drought that is now entering its fifth year. The U.S. Drought Monitor, a partnership between UNL and the federal government, indicates that the drought still is very serious.

InfoWars: Nebraska professor exposes worldwide human trafficking epidemic

Sriyani Tidball, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln journalism faculty member, discusses her activism against human trafficking in an interview on

CNN: Winter storm buries parts of Midwest

CNN's coverage of a Feb 2 snowstorm included a UNL-produced video of students playing in the snow. Snow Big Red!

Big News Network: Drought plan to be drafted

The National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will aid the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission as it develops a drought disaster plan. Arkansas is one of three states that don't have a drought plan. The story was also reported in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.

Refinery29: How to tell if your eggs are spoiled

In a story detailing date-stamping on eggs in the supermarket, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers the definitive answer on whether eggs have gone bad. No matter the date on the package, If you crack the egg and it has an "unpleasant odor," don't eat it.

Josh Scheer Show: Zika virus -- uncharted territory

Daniel Brooks, professor emeritus at the University of Toronto and senior research fellow at the R.W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology, discusses the connection between Zika virus and climate change.

Boston Globe: The mash-up movie rises again

"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," to be released Feb. 5, is a mash-up of zombie story and costume drama. Some film scholars say that combining genres can leverage maximum audiences for a film, but Wheeler Winston Dixon of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln takes a grim view. "Genre mash-ups happen when genres collapse," he said. "All of these films are essentially parodies."

Daily Monitor (Uganda): Uganda can do more with drone technology

The Daily Monitor in Uganda cites the drone journalism laboratory at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as an example of how drones could be used for social benefit. The story also appeared on

The Rural Blog: $10.5M grants to study early childhood education in rural areas

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced $26 million in grants to create the Early Learning Network. One project led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will study how education policies differ in rural and urban areas for children in pre-kindergarten through third grade.


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