Arthropods do generally get bad press. Unpleasant space aliens in movies often tend to look curiously arthropodial.

Nigel Hughes, professor of geology, on the discovery of the species Aquilonifer spinosus, which keeps its brood tethered to its body like swarms of tiny kites, and how it can help arthropods get better reputations


It's a trade-off between negatively affecting the performance and wanting to fully inform. Sometimes there's a value in keeping your investment choices secret.

Richard Smith, professor of finance, on the growing pressure on universities from Congress and campus activists to reveal financial investments made through their endowments


(The studies) show that if you introduce peanut products early you will substantially reduce the long-term risk of the peanut allergy. I think that’s pretty remarkable.

Paul Lyons, professor of family medicine, on how Inland Southern California physicians are developing programs for feeding babies small amounts of peanuts in hopes of building immunity to peanut allergies


Trump is writing his own rules in terms of what is permissible. He has done things that would have killed any other candidacy, but somehow he survives.

Karthick Ramakrishnan, professor of political science and public policy, on Donald Trump's rise in the 2016 presidential race


Unfortunately, research suggests this water crisis is not an isolated incident of poor public policies endangering the health of residents living in economically distressed communities.

Andrew Subica, assistant professor in residence, on how the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan is not a unique case; lead contamination in water is a nationwide issue


The single most important evidence is looking to see if (the Zika virus) can get into the brain (in a living patient).

Sika Zheng, assistant professor of biomedical sciences, on the many unknowns about the Zika virus' role on the developing fetus


Third-hand smoke is the accumulation of second-hand smoke on the environmental surfaces. So, as the smoke is coming out of the ends of the cigarettes, it's then depositing on the sofas, the carpets, the clothing, the hair ... all the surfaces.

Manuela Martins-Green, professor of cell biology, on third-hand cigarette smoke residues and its threat to one's health


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