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Faculty Awarded NOAA Grant to Improve Tornado Warnings for Deaf

Researchers at The University of Alabama will study how tornado warnings could be improved in their accessibility and comprehension by members of the Deaf, Blind and Deaf-Blind communities.
5-Dec-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

An Insomnia Label More Harmful Than Poor Sleep

People who worry about poor sleep have more emotional and physical problems during the day than those who do not worry, regardless of how well either sleep, according to research conducted at The University of Alabama.
6-Nov-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Women CEOs More Likely to be Targeted by Activist Shareholders

Women CEOs are much more likely than their male counterparts to be targeted by activist shareholders, according to research conducted by a team that included two University of Alabama business professors.
31-Oct-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Partnership Lays Groundwork for Self-Driving Vehicles

Advanced technology used to make traveling safer and more efficient is the focus of a new project led by The University of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Transportation.
25-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UA Researcher: Changes Needed to News Coverage of Mass Shooters


Criminology researchers suggest news media refrain from publishing names and images of mass shooters to possibly deter future offenders who seek the fame and notoriety many rampage shooters admit to seeking.
5-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

In Iceland Stream, Possible Glimpse Of Warming Future


When a normally cold stream in Iceland was warmed, the make-up of life inside changed as larger organisms thrived while smaller ones struggled. The findings carry implications for life in a warming climate.
4-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Examines Fate of Firms with Initial Public Offerings in 1996


Twenty years after the largest number of initial public offerings in one year took place, a new study from The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce explores what happened to the IPO companies.
27-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Fruit Flies May Help Understand How Some Species Eat Poison


Out of hundreds of species of fruit flies, a handful can eat toxic mushrooms, and understanding why and how they pull this off could answer broader questions about evolution and adaptation.
15-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse Over the U.S. Is Not Just a Once in a Century Event for Some, It's a Sign of the End Times and the Beginning of the Biblical Apocalypse.

8-Aug-2017 10:00 AM EDT

Three Good Ways to See the Solar Eclipse Without Staring at the Sun, Even for Partial Eclipse


19-Jul-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Halloween Activities Help Babies Develop Senses, Kids Develop Empathy


Babies crunching leaves in their hands, children creating costumes with their parents, and families picking pumpkins at the local pumpkin patch -- it doesn't have to be cheap or include witches and werewolves for parents to spend time with their...
28-Oct-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Women Athletes Dominate Prime Time Telecast of 2016 Olympics

23-Aug-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Insight Available on Record-Breaking Floods Across Globe


23-Aug-2016 1:20 PM EDT

Billings: Regardless of How States Define 'Gambling,' Fantasy Sports Games More Skill Than Luck


There are gray areas when trying to classify daily sports fantasy contests as games of skill or luck, but the unique attributes of repetitions and permutations, despite the quick payouts, make fantasy sports games of skill.
6-Jan-2016 2:05 PM EST

Hour of Code Can Be the Spark Needed for Interest in Computing

2-Dec-2015 2:05 PM EST

Is Thanksgiving Day Turkey Making You Tired?

10-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST

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