Dust. It’s probably not the biggest health hazard in your life, or in your home. But if your household includes the small and vulnerable (think toddlers and pets), it’s worth thinking about how you can […]
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Texting While Driving: Unsafe at Any Speed?
Big headlines today state the obvious: Texting while driving is dangerous, practically everyone knows it, and a lot of people do it anyway. That’s the widely reported finding of a new AT&T survey about texting […]
Dusting for Prints from a Fossil Fish to Understand Evolutionary Change
In 370 million-year-old red sandstone deposits in a highway roadcut, scientists have discovered a new species of armored fish in north central Pennsylvania. Fossils of armored fishes like this one, a phyllolepid placoderm, are known […]
Robots on the High Seas
What if it were possible to predict where a message in a bottle was going to end up? Removing the mysticism of that archetypal fate-guided, maritime missive could turn out to be a key to […]
In School and Out of Trouble: A New Effort to Engage Mantua Middle-Schoolers
“It’s like they just forget about us when we get old.” This isn’t a statement you would expect to hear from a 12-year-old boy, and yet, for hundreds of youth in the Mantua section of […]
Can Music Affect How Much We Trust?
You don’t need research to tell you that listening to an upbeat tune will improve your mood, behavior and emotions as opposed to listening to a rather solemn one, but Drexel University professor David Gefen […]
Guiding Light: Can the Quality of Assisted-Living Home and Hospital Life be Improved With the Flick of a Switch?
Can you imagine a life without sunsets? Twenty-four hours of daylight? Perhaps – if you’re summering in the Arctic Circle. But as a relatively common occurrence in hospitals and group-living centers, it can disrupt sleep […]
This Keeps Happening! Drexel Research Cameo during Late Night Comedy
Spotted last night during The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: That’s Dr. Mariana Chilton of Drexel’s School of Public Health. Chilton’s appearance on The Daily Show this week was in a clip from A Place […]
The Magic Behind Movie Making: A Drexel Professor’s Role in “Silver Linings Playbook”
The final word on the year’s best movies is annually handed down by the Academy of Motion Pictures in the form of little, gold “Oscar” statuettes. And while the stars are still the most recognizable part of these […]
Building an Autism-Friendly Space: A Tour of the Drexel Autism Institute’s Future Home
“We’re going to need an autism-friendly building.” Dr. Jennifer Plumb, a clinical social worker, made this comment mid-way through a tour of the future home of the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute on Market Street in […]