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Zavattieri MantisPossibly unique design feature discovered in mantis shrimp

New research findings revealing the structure of a sea creature's impact-resistant appendage are inspiring development of advanced materials for possible applications in body armor, helmets and components for buildings and cars

Purdue researchers survey 'ethical consumerism' views

Research at Purdue University draws a connection between lifestyles choices and demographics of consumers and how they view not only their own social responsibility in their buying decisions but also that of corporations.

Christian Krupke Honeybees pick up host of agricultural, urban pesticides via non-crop plants

A Purdue University study shows that honeybees collect the vast majority of their pollen from plants other than crops, even in areas dominated by corn and soybeans, and that pollen is consistently contaminated with a host of agricultural and urban pesticides throughout the growing season.

Bootes protoclusterPurdue-NOAO team spots 'monster' galaxy cluster formation

A team of astronomers at Purdue University and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory have confirmed a rare discovery of the early formation of one of the most massive structures in the present-day universe, a galaxy cluster.

Niyogi BeijingPurdue study: Designing cities to combat climate change possible

Urban planners can take steps to reduce the heat cities may experience from climate change, but there would be other consequences and tradeoffs to consider, according to a study at Purdue University.

Purdue survey finds 'agritourists' have environmental concerns

While most agricultural tourists responding to a Purdue University survey indicated that agriculture is an important industry, those who said they had visited a livestock farm tended to have concerns about how animal feeding operations affect water quality in their county.

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