Dateline Rice for Oct. 17, 2017

Rice University News & Media

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Harvey’s runoff takes toll on the coastThe more than 13 trillion gallons of floodwater from Hurricane Harvey have created a massive plume of freshwater in the Gulf of Mexico that is threatening the coral reefs of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary about 100 miles offshore of Galveston. Rice marine biologist Adrienne Correa comments.Daily Mail (A similar article appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)http://dailym.ai/2yxOGUVEartherhttp://bit.ly/2gfGhe9KTSA-AM (San Antonio)http://bit.ly/2zfOgPO (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)http://bit.ly/2xL9X9C
Venezuela’s opposition cornered as elections slip out of reachFrancisco Monaldi, a fellow in Latin American energy policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in a story about Venezuela’s elections.Bloomberg (This article also appeared in the Houston Chronicle and Middletown Press.)https://bloom.bg/2xKXZwu
10 technologies that will change our lives, soonish“Soonish,” a new book by Kelly Weinersmith, adjunct faculty member and the former Huxley Fellow in Ecology and Evolution, and her husband, Zach, is reviewed, and the authors participate in a Q&A.Smithsonianhttp://bit.ly/2gKP0psThe future of space is coming … ‘Soonish’Space.comhttp://bit.ly/2x20riL
Some faiths more likely to turn to religion for answers to scienceWhen it comes to seeking answers to questions about science, evangelical and black Protestants and Mormons are more likely than the general population to turn to religion, according to a new study by researchers from Rice’s Religion and Public Life Program, the University of Nevada-Reno and West Virginia University.Futurity (A similar article also appeared in Space Weekly, Phys.org, Watts Up With That?, Science Newsline and Scienmag.)http://bit.ly/2xLpZAj
Robots may soon serve as elder companionsCollaboration between IBM and Rice University on the Multi-Purpose Eldercare Robot Assistant is mentioned.The …

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