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Standing Room Only – What Makes Food Edible?

Science Café Bloomington brings scientists and the public together to consider science research of general interest. The group recently hosted sociocultural anthropologist Rick Wilk of Indiana University, who researches  why certain foods are considered edible in some eras and cultures, but inedible in others. Wilk specifically addressed fish, using carp and fish considered by-catch as an example.

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James Farmer and The science behind the success of local food systems

On Tuesday September 16th  Science Café presented James Farmer, an assistant professor in the SPEA school. Farmer is an expert in local food and the dynamics of farmer’s markets and restaurants and his presentation centered on the value of de-centralized food distribution. This event was hosted by Finch’s Brasserie and recorded by WFHB correspondents for Standing Room Only, on WFHB.

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IU Researchers Receive Grant to Prove Advantages of Data Mining for Healthcare

Artificial intelligence in hospitals working with doctors to prescribe treatment sounds like something straight out of the movies. Researchers at the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University are working to make this a reality. The process, which uses data mining and a method called machine learning, could lead the way to a cheaper, better healthcare system. The research …

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IU Microscope Chromosome Images In Running for GE Contest


Two exceptional research images, taken at Indiana University’s Light Microscopy Imaging Center, are finalists in the International GE Cell Imaging Competition. Last year the center won the contest with an image of a dividing cell. Imaging Center manager and research scientist Jim Powers gives background on the competition, and explains why IU has a good chance to take home the …

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IU Physicists Win $5.4 Million Grant To Study Subatomic Particles

An Indiana University team of physicists has won a three year, $5.4 million National Science Foundation award to continue its study of the inner workings of the atom’s nucleus. The members of the team, several dozen strong, are affiliated with IU’s Center for Exploration of Energy and Matter. IU physicists have already helped researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory study how …

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IU Professor Contributes To New ‘Network Science’ Journal

With the inaugural issue of Network Science, a new journal published by Cambridge University Press, coordinating editor Stanley Wasserman brings together scholars from fields across the academic spectrum whose interests converge upon the quickly evolving field of network science. Wasserman has a Ph.D from Harvard University nd the idea for the journal was launched about four years ago, said Stanley …

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IU Anthropologists Will Try Raising Funds Online For Research Project

Four anthropology students from Indiana University are taking their funding request to the public. Crowd-funding websites like Kickstarter are becoming more and more popular as a way to fund all kinds of projects, big and small. This group, studying in the lab of evolutionary anthropologist Michael Muehlenbein hopes to continue their study of how tourists and primates interact in South …

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