While seemingly crazy, most superstitions derive from three universal principles across all cultures, Phillips Stevens Jr., associate professor of anthropology, tells Business Insider.


UB researcher Julie Bowker was the first to show that a type of social withdrawal could have a positive effect, particularly on creativity, reports the BBC.


An Associated Press article about the strike by West Virginia teacher unions interviews UB researcher Tom Ramming, who attributed much of West Virginia’s impact to its statewide scope.


The Oregonian reports on research by Shira Gabriel, associate professor of psychology, that showed the role that Donald Trump’s reality shows played in his election as president.


The Washington Post quotes Charles Ewing, professor of law, who questioned a Pennsylvania lawmaker's plan for legislation that would fine parents up to $750 if their child is a habitual bully.


Medical News Today reports on a study led by UB researcher Zhen Yan, who has shown that an approved anticancer drug can significantly restore the social deficits associated with autism spectrum disorder in mice.


An article in USA Today about the collapse of a pedestrian bridge in Miami interviews Amjad Aref, a researcher in UB's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.


Discover Magazine quotes UB physics professor Will Kinney on renowned scientist Stephen Hawking’s last paper, which deals the “multiverse,” a motley collection of universes that exist simultaneously.


U.S. News & World Report quotes Liesl Folks, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, in article offering tips to international graduate students applying to colleges in the U.S.


Scientific American reports that UB chemistry professor Eva Zurek is part of a team whose research on helium is helping to rewrite our fundamental knowledge of the element.


An article on Vice about the opioid epidemic and the surge of deaths linked to benzodiazepines like Xanax between 1999 and 2016 interviews history professor David Herzberg.


An article in The New York Times reports on research by sociologist Robert Adelman that compared immigration rates with crime rates for 200 metropolitan areas over the last several decades.