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Captain SullenbergerAre you attending the Hero of the Hudson ‘Sully’ talk? Here is what you need to know

Purdue alumnus Capt. 'Sully' Sullenberger, the 'Hero of the Hudson,' will speak Sunday (Feb. 24) at Purdue University, 10 years after he became an international hero. If you are planning to attend, here is what you need to know.

Cancer testsNew method to detect cancer cells faster, potentially improving outcomes

The days – or even weeks – spent waiting for the results of a cancer-screening test can feel like an eternity. Especially when early diagnosis and quick action are tied to better outcomes.

Mitchell MorsiMission to Mars

Decades after the last human set foot on the moon, NASA is contemplating setting up a permanent base there or sending astronauts to Mars. Accomplishing those goals, however, will require a few green thumbs.

Purdue announces ongoing tuition freeze, staff appreciation payment for West Lafayette campus

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels announced Monday (Feb. 18) that Purdue plans to hold tuition at 2012 levels for an eighth consecutive year — through the 2020-21 academic year — and will provide a one-time $500 appreciation payment this spring to all West Lafayette campus staff who make $75,000 or less and who were employed as of Dec. 31, 2018. Eighty-three percent of all non-faculty Purdue associates will receive the one-time payment.

Agee tornadoTornado fatalities continue to fall, despite population growth in Tornado Alley

The Louisiana Purchase in 1803 ushered in a movement of westward migration in the United States, and with new territory came new challenges – and weather phenomena. The rate of tornado-related fatalities increased faster than the rate of population growth until the start of the 20th century, according to a new study in the journal Weather, Climate, and Society.

O'Haire serviceService dogs benefit the well-being of their handlers, research shows

Low self-confidence. Social isolation. Longing for independence.

Subbarayan chirpNew center to bring higher-performance computing at lower cost

The cost of computing has been steadily decreasing as companies pack more components and functions onto a single chip, for applications ranging from smartphones to large mainframe computers.

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