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The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, the largest and most comprehensive campus in the State University of New York. UB’s nearly 30,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.

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This skull, found in France, was among the first fossils to be recognized as belonging to our own species. DEA /G. Cigolini via Getty Images

How did humans evolve, and will we evolve more?

Our biggest evolutionary advantages are an ability to walk on two legs and our big brains.
Cada breve encuentro social planta una pequeña semilla que puede convertirse en una nueva idea o inspiración. Hulton Archive/Stringer via Getty Images

¿Por qué estar en casa y no en cafés y bares está ‘desgastando’ nuestra creatividad?

Al perdernos las reuniones y las observaciones casuales que despiertan nuestra curiosidad y sacuden esos momentos de "¡ajá!", las nuevas ideas, grandes y pequeñas, quedan sin descubrir.
Toilets in space are a bit more complicated than those on Earth. Don DeBold via Wikipedia

How do astronauts go to the bathroom in space?

Going to the bathroom is much more complicated in space without any gravity. To solve this problem of tricky orbital potty breaks, NASA builds special toilets that work without gravity.
Gene-based vaccines had never been approved for humans before the coronavirus pandemic. Juan Gaertner/Science Photo Library via Getty Images

3 medical innovations fueled by COVID-19 that will outlast the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has driven a lot of scientific progress in the past year. But just as some of the social changes are likely here to stay, so are some medical innovations.
En facilitant les rencontres aléatoires et les échanges à bâtons rompus, les cafés nourrissent la créativité. Laurent Perren/Unsplash

Ne pas pouvoir traîner dans les cafés et les bars nuit à la créativité

En passant à côté de rencontres imprévues et d’observations qui piquent notre curiosité et font naître des déclics, des idées, petites ou grandes, ne verront jamais le jour.
By encouraging random encounters and free-flowing conversation, coffee shops are engines of innovation. Hulton Archive/Stringer via Getty Images

Why being stuck at home – and unable to hang out in cafes and bars – drains our creativity

By missing out on chance encounters and observations that jolt 'a-ha' moments, new ideas, big and small, go undiscovered.
W.E.B. Du Bois in his office at The Crisis in New York City, 1925. W. E. B. Du Bois Papers (MS 312). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries

W.E.B. Du Bois embraced science to fight racism as editor of NAACP’s magazine The Crisis

As editor of the magazine for 24 years, Du Bois featured articles about biology, evolution, archaeology in Africa and more to refute the rampant scientific racism of the early 20th century.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that undocumented immigrants cause more crime, but new research suggests the opposite might be true. Apu Gomes/AFP via Getty Images

Undocumented immigrants may actually make American communities safer – not more dangerous – new study finds

Statistical models debunk claims by Trump and others that undocumented immigration into the U.S. increases crime, building on a litany of past research.
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, hugging another guest, along with Kellyanne Conway (left) and Notre Dame University President Rev. John Jenkins (right) tested positive for COVID-19. The Washington Post via Getty Images

Being outdoors doesn’t mean you’re safe from COVID-19 – a White House event showed what not to do

The outdoors is less risky than an enclosed room, but it isn't a COVID-19-free zone. Here's what you need to know.
White House physician Sean Conley gives an update on the patient-in-chief on Oct. 3. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

VIP patients can be a headache for their doctors

When a celebrity, politician or other influential person checks in, a health care team can feel pressured to give in to a VIP's wishes.
Something about our current moment seems to have put a particular strain on our personal relationships. Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images

Why friendships are falling apart over politics

A recent Pew survey showed just how deep the divide has become, with about 40% of registered voters saying that they didn't have a single close friend supporting a different presidential candidate.
Un paper de alto perfil sobre los riesgos del medicamento antimalárico hidroxicloriquina fue retirado en junio. AP Photo/John Locher,

Controversias en la investigación del coronavirus muestran que la ciencia está funcionando como debería

La urgencia de encontrar soluciones a la pandemia de COVID-19 aumenta la posibilidad de investigación descuidada. Pero el escrutinio y la posterior corrección muestran que la ciencia está funcionando.

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