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Did teenage 'tyrants' outcompete other dinosaurs?

Paleo-ecologists from The University of New Mexico and at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have demonstrated that the offspring of enormous carnivorous dinosaurs, such as Tyrannosaurus rex may have fundamentally re-shaped their communities by out-competing smaller rival species.
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Where Writers Write: Shawn Rubenfeld

    Welcome to another installment of TNBBC's Where Writers Write! Where Writers Write is a series in which authors showcase their writing spaces using short form essay, photos, and/or video. As a lover of books and all of the hard work that goes into creating them, I thought it would be fun to see where the authors roll up their sleeves and make the magic happen.  This is Shawun Rubenfeld.  Shawn has had short fiction appear in journals such as Permafrost, Columbia...
Tags: Books, Nebraska, University of Nebraska Lincoln, University of Idaho, TNBBC, Warp Zone, Shawn Rubenfeld, Shawun Rubenfeld Shawn, Permafrost Columbia Journal, Portland Review


Family of Novice Investor Who Killed Himself Sue Robinhood

A student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was 20 when he took his life after he misunderstood a potential loss from a stock-options trade.
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Warren Buffett is the world's sixth-richest man. Here's how the notoriously frugal billionaire spends his $84.6 billion fortune.

Warren Buffett. Getty Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett's net worth is an estimated $84.6 billion. Buffett lives modestly, still residing in the house he purchased in the '50s, and is one of the world's most generous philanthropists, opting to give away most of his fortune to charity. Buffett recently offered advice in a virtual commencement address: read, communicate, and find a job you love. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Warren Buffett, age 90, has some advice f...
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Warren Buffett advised graduates to read, polish their communication skills, and find a job they love in a virtual address. Here are the 11 best quotes.

Warren Buffett University of Nebraska-Lincoln Warren Buffett advises young people to read extensively, work on their communication skills, and strive for a job they will be excited to do each day.The investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO offered the guidance as part of a virtual commencement address on Saturday to students graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln - his alma mater.Here are the 11 best quotes.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Warren Buffett's advice t...
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Warren Buffett advised graduates to read, learn to express themselves, and find a job they love in a virtual address on Saturday. Here are the 11 best quotes.

Warren Buffett University of Nebraska-Lincoln Warren Buffett advises young people to read extensively, work on their communication skills, and strive for a job they will be excited to do each day.The investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO offered the guidance as part of a virtual commencement address on Saturday to students graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln - his alma mater.Here are the 11 best quotes.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Warren Buffett's advice t...
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TikTok is reportedly planning to sue the Trump administration over its ban as early as Tuesday

TikTok plans to sue the Trump administration over its recent executive order as early as Tuesday, NPR reported Saturday, citing a source directly involved in the lawsuit. President Donald Trump's recent executive order banned US individuals and companies from engaging in "any transaction" with Chinese firm ByteDance, the app's parent company. NPR reported the lawsuit will argue that the administration "failed to give the company a chance to respond" to the order. The lawsuit also alleges the a...
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Trump's attempt to ban TikTok and WeChat could face legal trouble for infringing on free speech, according to a First Amendment expert

Trump signed executive orders Thursday attempting to ban TikTok and WeChat from operating in the US, citing national security concerns. In the orders, the president invoked a 1977 law that gives him the authority to block foreign transactions that pose national security risks. But a legal expert told Business Insider that the orders are "likely to have First Amendment problems" because they attempt to restrict speech. The Trump administration also faces practical and technical challenges in im...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, China, US, Trends, Beijing, United States, Tencent, Seattle, Donald Trump, Trump, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Kyle Langvardt, TikTok Trump, Bytedance Tencent


Nebraska and Iowa win advanced wireless testbed grants for rural broadband

Everyone wants more bandwidth from the skies, but it takes a lot of testing to turn laboratory research projects into real-world performant infrastructure. A number of new technologies, sometimes placed under the banner of “5G” and sometimes not, is embarking on that transition and being deployed in real-world scenarios. Those research trials are crucial for productizing these technologies, and ultimately, delivering consumers better wireless broadband options. We’ve talked a bit about one of th...
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Can U.S. homegrown sorghum help the ag industry get through Covid-19?

It’s been only two years since the Environmental Protection Agency approved sorghum oil as an eligible feedstock under the Renewable Fuel Standard, but a lot has happened since then. The EPA’s announcement marked a significant step toward leveling the playing field for ethanol plants extracting oil from sorghum and provides new market access for the crop, but there’s more to the story. In today’s Digest, how sorghum is becoming a growing feedstock for a rapidly changing world, how we aren’t in ...
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Water pressure: Ancient aquatic crocs evolved, enlarged to avoid freezing

Ancient crocodilian ancestors that abandoned land for water nearly 200 million years ago supposedly got larger because they were released from the constraints of gravity, territory and diet. But a new study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Will Gearty suggests that the upper bounds of size in aquatic vs. landlocked crocs were similar -- and that smaller aquatic species got larger mostly to avoid freezing in the frigid, heat-stealing depths.
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The New York Times Releases Its Dataset of US Confirmed Coronavirus Cases

The New York Times has made one of the most comprehensive datasets of coronavirus cases in the United States publicly available in response to requests from researchers, scientists, government officials and businesses who would like access to the data to better understand the virus and model what may come next. From a report: The Times initially began tracking cases in late January after it became clear that no federal government agency was providing the public with an accurate, up-to-date recor...
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More purple than blue: Religiously unaffiliated vary in political beliefs

The number of religiously unaffiliated people has reached nearly one-fourth of the US population, one of the largest demographic groups in the country. University of Nebraska-Lincoln sociologist Philip Schwadel examined their political orientation and found this group can no longer be presumed to be liberal.
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California’s Winter Snowpack Below Average After Dry January

PHILLIPS STATION, Calif. (AP) — California’s weather turned largely dry in January and left the water content of the Sierra Nevada snowpack below average for this time of year, state officials said after measurements Thursday. The retrograde movement of the winter precipitation outlook followed a stormy December that gave the mountain range a promising start to the snowpack, which supplies about 30% of the state’s water. Statewide, the amount of water contained in the snowpack amounted to 72% of...
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A Peek at The Strenuous Life: January 2020

Note: The Strenuous Life is the “action arm” of AoM, a program that helps men put into practice the ideas and principles espoused in our articles and podcasts. If you’re curious about what TSL is like, here’s a peek at the January edition of The Bugle — the monthly newsletter that goes out to members. If you’re interested in joining up, the next enrollment will be in the spring, and you should sign up on strenuouslife.co to be the first to know when that enrollment opens. Welcome to Our Newes...
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Storms Nudge Most Of California Out Of Dry Category

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Recent heavy storms in California have wiped out much of the state’s abnormally dry conditions. Two months ago, the U.S. Drought Monitor categorized more 81% of the state as abnormally dry because of above-normal temperatures and a lack of precipitation six weeks into the water year that started Oct. 1. The percentage climbed to 85% as recently as last week. But heavy rains throughout the state have shrunk the percentage to a sliver along the Oregon-California border. This w...
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Hibernation Works for Bears. Could It Work for Us, Too?

There are three major seasons in the life of a bear: the active season, beginning in May; a period of intense eating, in late September, and hibernation, from January into spring.Physiologically, the hibernation period is the strangest, and the most compelling, to researchers. When a bear hibernates, its metabolic rate and heart rate drop significantly. It does not defecate or urinate. The amount of nitrogen in its blood rises sharply, without damaging the kidneys or liver. The animal becomes re...
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Psychology Around the Net: September 28, 2019

Dive into this week’s Psychology Around the Net for the latest on better understanding the nuances of today’s casual relationships, how Americans feel politics are affecting their stress levels, relationships, and sleep, tips to reduce your exaggerated emotions, and more! Stressed Out: Americans Making Themselves Sick Over Politics: Surely this comes as a surprise to no one. New research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln reports that nearly 40% of survey participants says politics is s...
Tags: Psychology, Nba, WNBA, Kevin Smith, Sullivan, Frank Sullivan, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Victor Schwartz, Karmin, Aaron Karmin


Slavery Is Neither Strange Nor Peculiar

The Legacy of Slavery U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- The favorite leftist tool for the attack on our nation's founding is that slavery was sanctioned. They argue that the founders disregarded the promises of our Declaration of Independence “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” These very ignorant people, both in and out of academia, want us to believe that slavery is ...
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Study explains why some parasitic worms persist in people

A new study co-led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln may explain why some people struggle to expel parasitic worms that infect their intestines. The research suggests that the phenomenon is primarily a numbers game: Large groups of worms can overwhelm the immune system and kick-start a self-perpetuating cycle that nearly guarantees their survival, whereas smaller groups and lone worms cannot.
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Nebraska tennis coach pleads guilty to drunken driving

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln women’s tennis coach has pleaded guilty to drunken driving. Lancaster County Court records say 59-year-old Scott Jacobson entered the plea Tuesday. Prosecutors dropped a charge of negligent driving in return. The records say Jacobson was sentenced to seven days in jail and fined $500, and his driver’s […]
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University of Nebraska–Lincoln entomologist wins $1.5 million award for sorghum pest research

In Nebraska, a tiny invader’s gooey march through U.S. sorghum fields continues to devastate crop yields, forcing some farmers out of the sorghum business despite the crop’s increasing importance. A University of Nebraska–Lincoln entomologist is investigating ways to help sorghum naturally resist sugarcane aphids, the crop’s most damaging pest in the United States. Louis earned a five-year, $1.5 million Faculty Early Career Development Program award from the National Science Foundation to contin...
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In Leaked Chats, Nebraska GOP Gov’s Field Director Pushed White Nationalist

Bennett Bressman has “more compassion for small dogs than illegals” and claims his “whole political ideology revolves around harming journalists.” He uses the n-word freely and cracks jokes about the Holocaust. Bressman also happens to have served as statewide field director for Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts’ successful 2018 reelection campaign. A shocking trove of leaked private messages Bressman sent over Discord, an online gaming platform popular with white nationalists, were surfaced Sund...
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In Leaked Chats, Nebraska GOP Gov’s Field Director Pushed White Nationalism

Bennett Bressman has “more compassion for small dogs than illegals,” uses the n-word freely and claims his “whole political ideology revolves around harming journalists.” Bressman also happens to have served as statewide field director for Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts’ successful 2018 reelection campaign. A shocking trove of leaked private messages Bressman sent over Discord, a web platform popular with white nationalists, were surfaced Sunday by Anti-Fascist Action Nebraska. Under the handl...
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Survey: Nebraska students support balloon football tradition

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Just over half of surveyed students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln said they want red balloons to keep soaring over Memorial Stadium after touchdowns, despite protests about the environmental impact. Almost 52 percent of the roughly 3,800 students surveyed indicated they wanted to keep the tradition alive, the Lincoln Journal Star […]
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University of Nebraska-Lincoln shows ethanol production rose 23% since 2014

In Nebraska, a recent impact study by University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) economists reveals Nebraska’s ethanol production capacity increased by 23 percent since 2014 and continues to be a significant driver of economic impact for the state. “The state sees what economists describe as an economic ‘bounce’ when we take advantage of the added value when grain is converted to food, fuel, fiber, renewable chemicals and bio-products,” said Sarah Caswell, administrator of the Nebraska Ethanol Board. ...
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Sugary stent eases suturing of blood vessels

A team led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Harvard Medical School has concocted a sugar-heavy stent to reduce the margin of error in a delicate surgical procedure.
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Nebraska to conduct E30 pilot program in state vehicles

In Nebraska, Governor Pete Ricketts and state agencies will start a new pilot program in the coming weeks now that the Environmental Protection Agency approved the project requested by the State of Nebraska to study the use of higher ethanol blends. In the pilot program, the state will study the use of E-30 in state-owned conventional vehicles. The pilot program will assess the effects of E-15 and E-30 blends on “vehicle performance, fuel economy, and emissions control systems” in state-owned ve...
Tags: Vehicles, Nebraska, Environmental Protection Agency, Producer News, Pete Ricketts, University of Nebraska Lincoln, E30, Nebraska Ethanol Board, Sarah Caswell


'Optical rocket' created with intense laser light

An experiment at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln demonstrated how the application of intense light boosts electrons to their highest attainable speeds.
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International team makes rare discovery of new fatty acids

Decades after scientists discovered hundreds of different fatty acids in vegetable oils, two that had managed to elude detection have finally revealed themselves to a team led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Huazhong Agricultural University in China. The discovery may be the first of its kind since the 1960s and 1970s, the researchers said, when biochemists identified troves of new fatty acids in various vegetable oils.
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