http://illinois.edu/lb/imageList/19 These are the top research articles at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0424STEM_Equity_LorenzoBaber.html Sharita Forrest, Education Editor Education http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/92212 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:45:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research The U.S. will make little progress toward changing the predominately white-male face of its science and technology workforce until higher education addresses the attitudes, behaviors and structural practices that undermine minority studentsâ€™ access and success at college, a new study suggests. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0423Journalist_PopCulture_MatthewEhrlich.html Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor Social Sciences http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/92179 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research If you think reporters are scoundrels, you might point to popular culture. If you think theyâ€™re heroes, you might do the same. For more than a century, both depictions have been plentiful and constant, whether in films, books and comics; on TV and radio; or more recently in video games, says a book by two experts on the subject. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0423Illinois_Empire_RobertMorrissey.html Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor Social Sciences http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/92177 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Illinois has an early colonial history thatâ€™s easily forgotten, or boiled down to just the explorers Marquette and Jolliet and a few French fur traders. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0422Teen_Brain_EvaTelzer.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/92166 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:45:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research A new study of teenagers and their moms reveals how adolescent brains negotiate risk â€“ and the factors that modulate their risk-taking behind the wheel. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0421Ag_pollution_TeresaSerra.html Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor Health http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/92137 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research While different sustainability indicators have been developed at an aggregate level, less attention has been paid to farm-level sustainability measures. A study from a University of Illinois expert in production economics and efficiency analysis has developed technical and environmental efficiency indices for agriculture that can be used to assess sustainability at the farm level. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0420gas_tax_DonFullerton.html Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor Social Sciences http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/92116 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:15:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Although increasing the gas tax might lead to a reduction both in the consumption of fuel and in a few other negative side effects like air pollution, it wouldnâ€™t do much to address two of the biggest problems associated with driving: traffic congestion and traffic accidents, says a policy brief co-written by a team of University of Illinois economists. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0420Carbon_Nanotubes_JoeLyding.html Austin Keating, News Bureau intern Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/92110 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:30:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research A more effective method for closing gaps in atomically small wires has been developed by University of Illinois researchers, further opening the doors to a new transistor technology. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0416DEHP_JodiFlaws.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/92036 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Two studies in mice add to the evidence that the phthalate DEHP, a plasticizing agent used in auto upholstery, baby toys, building materials and many other consumer products, can undermine female reproductive health, in part by disrupting the growth and function of the ovaries. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0415BPA_JodiFlaws.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/91997 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research When scientists exposed pregnant mice to levels of bisphenol A equivalent to those considered safe in humans, three generations of female mouse offspring experienced significant reproductive problems, including declines in fertility, sexual maturity and pregnancy success, the scientists report in the journal Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0413Wikipedia_paper_PaulHeald.html Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor Political http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/91942 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research A new study co-written by a University of Illinois expert in intellectual property law demonstrates that the value of creative works in the public domain such as books, images and music can be estimated at least as precisely as the value of commercially available copyrighted works.