University of Michigan

Wasps

Wasps Are Capable of Basic Logical Reasoning, Study Finds

Paper wasps are the first known insects to perform a key form of deductive logic called transitive inference.
Becky Ferreira
5.8.19
FOIA

‘Mutant Rabbit’ Lost By University of Michigan Laboratory, FOIA Docs Show

The University of Michigan was home to a series of animal deaths in 2018.
Sarah Emerson
3.25.19
Runaway Stars

This Runaway ‘Hypervelocity’ Star Was Catapulted from the Milky Way’s Disk

“This discovery dramatically changes our view on the origin of fast-moving stars.”
Becky Ferreira
3.14.19
Motherboard

Watch a Massive Tarantula Drag an Opossum Around Like It's Nothing

“A surprising amount of death of small vertebrates in the Amazon is likely due to arthropods such as big spiders and centipedes."
Becky Ferreira
3.1.19
deep fakes

Researchers Created Fake 'Master' Fingerprints to Unlock Smartphones

It’s the same principle as a master key, but applied to biometric identification with a high rate of success.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.15.18
cybersecurity

A New Type of Computer Could Render Many Software Hacks Obsolete

DARPA is pumping millions of dollars into a computer circuit “Rubik’s cube.”
Daniel Oberhaus
12.20.17
VICE News Tonight on HBO

"Bell Curve" author says students today are too easily "triggered"

VICE News
10.13.17
relationships

Why We Need to Challenge the Culture of Monogamy

Relationship norms are so pervasive, they've led to flawed science.
Allison Tierney
3.30.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Teens Don't Party Like They Used to, Study Says

The number of teenagers using drugs, drinking, or smoking is at the lowest it's been since 1990.
Lauren Messman
12.13.16
Title IX

Letter of the Law: How University of Michigan Women Got Their Varsity Jackets (a Few Decades Late)

In the mid-70s, when Michigan established varsity women’s teams, the men then in charge of athletics pitched a fit over the idea that women should earn the same awards as male athletes. Sheryl Szady, for one, refused to accept the slight.
Alisa Solomon
9.22.16
mental health

The Mindful Athlete: Can Preventative Mental Health Improve Performance, Too?

A meditation room could one day be as much a part of an athletic program as the weight room, film study, and the training table.
B. David Zarley
6.24.16
mental health

Athletes Connected: Inside the University of Michigan's New Approach to Mental Health for Athletes

Student-athletes are less likely to seek help for mental health issues than their peers. The University of Michigan's Athletes Connected program is out to change that.
B. David Zarley
5.18.16
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