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 •  January 7

The simplest way to reduce those stress levels and improve your health is to just get moving. In the world of exercise, it’s called physical activity. The American College of Sports Medicine defines this as any bodily movement produced by the contraction of skeletal muscles that results in a substantial increase in caloric requirements over...

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 •  January 3

Poor health can make cold temps more intense. So say Ball State University experts who point out both carrying too much weight and too little weight can cause issues in times of extreme cold. They say without proper levels of body fat, which serves to insulate the body, you may feel colder. A healthy body fat percentage is 12-15 percent for young...

Ball State University

 •  December 11, 2017

President Donald Trump, and the people who support him, love to take credit for driving NFL ratings down, but the facts tell a completely different story. The rise of the #MAGA movement, and the alternative reality where Trump and the FOX News Channel audience lives has inspired a "facts don't matter anymore" narrative, but the data and numbers...

Ball State University

 •  December 1, 2017

New technology made the difference in cracking IMPD’s latest tampering investigation against one of their own.
IMPD’s Special Investigations Unit first interviewed IMPD officer Francisco Olmos two years ago, right after an 18-year-old he had been communicating with committed suicide.
For years, detectives had the 18-year-old’s phone, but had no...

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 •  November 29, 2017

Zionsville native tackles architectural challenges at Ball State
What do a shower curtain, cardboard boxes, origami and hiking poles all have in common?
They can all be used to build shelters designed to withstand extreme cold.
A group of Ball State University architecture graduate students used those materials and more in creating extreme weather...

Ball State University

 •  November 17, 2017

Muncie, IN—The College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) at Ball State University is offering an architectural design experience to local high school students on Saturday, Nov. 18 with “Interactive City.” The hands-on design workshop will introduce Project Lead the Way students to foundational concepts of the design and build process, provide...

Ball State University

 •  November 3, 2017

An estimate released earlier this fall evaluated the damages caused by Hurricane Harvey to be upward of $200 billion in southeastern Texas. The estimate was reached by running a model that combines both direct and indirect losses to public and private infrastructure, equipment, contents and commerce, according to the Center for Business and...

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 •  October 25, 2017

Depending on the severity of La Niña, most of Indiana could be in store for a slightly cooler and wetter winter, says Petra Zimmermann, who teaches climatology at Ball State and faculty director of the university’s meteorology and climatology laboratory. La Niña is defined as cooler than normal sea-surface temperatures in the central and eastern...

Ball State University

 •  October 12, 2017

The question of the role of robotics and automation in our everyday lives is one that looms large over conversations about what the workplaces and economies of the future will look like. As technology has become embedded into our lives, it’s not so much a question of if it will affect the kinds of jobs people hold, but when, where and how. A group...

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 •  October 3, 2017

Communities across the Gulf Coast, Florida and Puerto Rico continue to feel the effects of Harvey, Irma and Maria, and determining the best disaster response strategy is an enormous challenge. At the same time, it’s difficult to avoid comparisons to Hurricane Katrina 12 years ago. These two conversations should overlap, as Katrina provides a number...