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Jul272016 Why the Moon should never be terraformed

"Our achingly desolate nearest neighbor should never be terraformed into something earth like," writes Forbes contributor Bruce Dorminey. He interviews Frans von der Dunk, professor of space law at the University of Nebraska College of Law, about existing regulations regarding terraforming.

Rapid City Journal: Whistleblowers important to democracy

During a speech in Chadron, Nebraska, Richard Moberly, interim dean of the University of Nebraska College of Law, discussed the importance of whistleblowers -- those who bring attention to misconduct in government and business -- to American history. The story originated in the Chadron Register and was carried by the Rapid City, South Dakota, paper.

Above the Law: Law school creates smartphone video game to track students' progress

Basic legal skills -gotta catch 'em all. Legal website Above the Law discusses the Build Your Character app developed by Nebraska College of Law.

Toledo City Paper: Graphic Realities at the Hudson

Karen Kunc, professor of art and art history, is one of five "remarkable printmakers" featured at an exhibit at the Hudson Gallery in Sylvania, Ohio. The "Graphic Realities" show continues through Aug. 13.

Australia Network News: HIV from chimps can infect humans

A team or researchers led by the University of Nebraska-lincoln found that the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) from chimps, the ancestor of HIV, can infect humans. This discovery supports the theory that HIV originated from chimpanzees.

DTN/Progressive Farmer: University of Nebraska engineers develop drone to ignite prescribed burns

Ranchers who use prescribed burns to control invasive plant species could soon receive some help from above. Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have developed a prototype drone capable of safely igniting prescribed burns.

United Press International: Forms of HIV can jump from chimps to humans

Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln found simian immunodeficiency viruses, or SIV, often easily move to humans because of quick mutations once they encounter human cells, suggesting that the threat of animal viruses moving to humans should get more attention. The study was lead by Qingsheng Li, associate professor of biological sciences. was among outlets carrying the story.

Science Daily: Forms of HIV can cross from chimps to humans, study confirms

University of Nebraska-Lincoln scientists led a study that reports the first in vivo evidence that strains of chimpanzee-carried simian immunodeficiency virus can infect human cells.

Omaha World-Herald: Historians rebut King's "destructive" view of history

In an Omaha World-Herald columnist's examination of comments by U.S. Rep. Steve King regarding Western civilization's contributions to global progress, University of Nebraska-Lincoln historian Bedross Der Matossian says our world was in fact globalized before we ever spoke of globalization.

NET News: The ties between climate, agriculture and groundwater

A team from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is studying what climate change might mean for water quality in Nebraska and other Great Plains states. The team, led by Shannon Bartel-Hunt, associate professor of civil engineering, is investigating what will happen to water supplies if drought and water shortages in southern states drive more corn and cattle production north.


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