Though childhood obesity rates in the United States have tripled in the last 30 years, more than half of parents do not recognize that their child is overweight, according to a new meta-analysis study conducted by UNL graduate student Alyssa Lundahl and Timothy Nelson, assistant professor of psychology. The research was published online Feb. 3 in the journal Pediatrics.

Puzzled why Congress is so tied in knots that it would shut down government? The divide between liberals and conservatives may not be something that responds to logic, according to Predisposed: Liberals, Conservatives and the Biology of Political Differences, a new work co-authored by a pair of UNL political scientists.