New research shows taking short breaks during the work day boosts energy, productivity and job satisfaction. 


Why U.S. Parents Aren't as Happy as Non-Parents

Aug 23, 2016 (CC BY 2.0)

For years now, research has shown that non-parents are generally happier than parents in the U.S. But new research looks at why that is. KWBU’s Carlos Morales recently sat down with Matthew Andersson, an assistant professor of sociology at Baylor and a contributor to the research study. 

Behind the Story: Smart-Water Use

May 20, 2016

Welcome to Behind the Story, a program where we take you straight to the source. In this episode we’ll take a look at some research that’s being conducted at Texas State Technical College in collaboration with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. The research aims to find out just how much plants need to be watered before they get stressed and die. It’s an endeavor that can prove useful, especially here in Texas.

Q&A with Dena Davidson on Gulf War Illness

Feb 9, 2016
via Wikimedia Commons Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 3.0.

At least 1 in 4 of the 700,000 soldiers that served in the gulf war suffer from something called Gulf War illness. There are no known treatments for the sickness, but Dena Davidson, director of research at the Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans at Waco is undertaking a new study to change that. KWBU’s Carlos Morales sat down with Davidson to talk about the illness and a potential treatment.

New Research Lab Looks at the Science of Sleep

Oct 14, 2015

Inside a newly remodeled, 1,650-square-foot space, researchers with Baylor’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition laboratory has been studying the impact of sleep on cognition, learning and education. KWBU’s Carlos Morales has more on the new facility and the research done.