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Parents have long been told that poor sleep habits and obesity are linked, a new study that finds there is more to the story.

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The first phase of renovations at the Purdue Union Hotel is well underway as workers are cleaning out nearly 200 hotel rooms for the furniture liquidation sale this weekend.

The sale will include televisions, framed artwork, furniture, and miscellaneous items ranging from Bibles to showerheads. The sale will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and then Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Memorial Union Senior Director Zane Reif says anyone hoping to make a purchase should plan on arriving early.

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Director of National Intelligence – and former Indiana Senator – Dan Coats says the nation’s intelligence apparatus isn’t harmed by a lack of information, but by a lack of ways to process it efficiently.

That was Coats’ message Tuesday during a speech at a Purdue University symposium on using artificial intelligence for military purposes.

Coats didn’t talk much about AI, but did say he worries about a perversion of what he calls the “liberal order” of the world.

Farmers' Economic Optimism Drops In Latest Survey

May 14, 2019

Farmers' confidence in the economy tumbled last month, according to the latest Ag Economy Barometer reading. The April survey had the fourth largest sentiment index drop since it began in 2015.

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Samantha Horton

Retailers say that they can’t absorb the extra costs from the Trump administration’s increased tariffs on billions of dollars in Chinese imports. Now consumers can expect to see price increases when shopping.

One way to meet the goals set out by the Paris Agreement on climate change is carbon sequestration  – capturing and storing carbon in the atmosphere. A recent study including Purdue University researchers finds forests are an efficient way to do that – but with limits.

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Lauren Chapman

Autism research and education get a boost in Indiana with a newly designated university center.  The Purdue Autism Research Center, or PARC was created in response to a community call for more autism research.  

New High Tech Microscope Coming To Indiana

Apr 16, 2019
The Thermo Scientific Krios G3i Cryo Transmission Electron Microscope. The microscope will be housed on Purdue’s campus in the CryoEM facility at the Wayne T. and Mary T. Hockmeyer Hall of Structural Biology. (Photo courtesy of Thermo Fisher Scientific)
Jill Sheridan

Six Indiana organizations have pitched in to buy a new high-tech microscope. The nearly $9 million machine is a cryo-electron microscope that allows scientists to examine molecules at the atomic level.

Purdue University Professor of Biological Sciences Richard Kuhn says a sample is taken and immersed in liquid nitrogen. 

NASA Pegs Purdue For Deep Space Habitat Research

Apr 11, 2019
Illustration of the interior of a deep space habitat.  (Photo credit NASA)
NASA

A new project out of Purdue University will explore habitat options in deep space. The Resilient ExtraTerrestrial Habitats institute is one of two new programs recently announced by NASA.

Mayflower Mill Elementary School third grader David Rowe explains his classroom's business to volunteer business judge First Merchants Bank Commercial Relationship Manager Vice President Greg Whited. (Samantha Horton/IPB News)
Samantha Horton

Grade school students got to put their entrepreneurship skills to the test at Purdue University Wednesday. The Classroom Business Enterprise program helps teach kids about the basics to running a business.

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