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Tropical storms sustain over wet land, fizzle out over dry ground

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — If it has already rained, it’s going to continue to pour, according to a Purdue University study of how ocean-origin storms behave when they come ashore. More than 30 years of monsoon data from India showed that ground moisture where the storms make landfall is a major indicator of what the […] Read the full story

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Personality traits associated with stress and worry can be hazardous to your health

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Personality traits associated with chronic worrying can lead to earlier death, at least in part because these people are more likely to engage in unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, according to research from Purdue University. “Research shows that higher levels of neuroticism can lead to earlier mortality, and we wanted to […] Read the full story

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Study of 16 developing countries shows climate change could deepen poverty

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Urban workers could suffer most from climate change as the cost of food drives them into poverty, according to a new study that quantifies the effects of climate on the world’s poor populations. A team led by Purdue University researchers examined the potential economic influence of adverse climate events, such as […] Read the full story

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New site aims to deepen public knowledge of omega-3 benefits for people, pets

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Hoping to broaden understanding about the benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids, a Purdue University-based international consortium has launched a Web site and newsletter campaign to educate the public, physicians and veterinarians. Bruce Watkins, Purdue professor of nutrition and director of the International Omega-3 Learning and Education Consortium for Health and Medicine, […] Read the full story

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New nanolaser key to future optical computers and technologies

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Researchers have created the tiniest laser since its invention nearly 50 years ago, paving the way for a host of innovations, including superfast computers that use light instead of electrons to process information, advanced sensors and imaging. Because the new device, called a “spaser,” is the first of its kind to […] Read the full story

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 October 2019