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December 22, 2015
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From intro class to a Science publication in three years

Holly Gildea didn’t come to Brown expecting to publish in one of the world’s top scientific journals, or even to study neuroscience, but by discovering and pursuing her passion, she’s achieved an auspicious start to a research career. PROVIDENCE, R.I. … Continue reading

November 25, 2015
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Pre-reptile may be earliest known to walk upright on all fours

Wandering an arid region of the ancient supercontinent of Pangea about 260-million years ago, the pre-reptile Bunostegos akokanensis is the oldest known creature to have walked upright on all fours, according to a newly published study. PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] … Continue reading

October 20, 2015
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Researchers predict material with record-setting melting point

Using advanced computers and a computational technique to simulate physical processes at the atomic level, researchers at Brown University have predicted that a material made from hafnium, nitrogen, and carbon would have the highest known melting point, about two-thirds the … Continue reading

September 18, 2015
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Defeating drug resistance is all about the strategy

Scientists are locked in a perpetual race with deadly bacteria, struggling to come up with new drugs as bacteria evolve new defenses. Corey Compton has demonstrated that a strategy focused on how bacteria develop resistance can give drugs — new … Continue reading

June 13, 2015
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Biologically inspired engineering: Sea sponge anchors are natural models of strength

The Venus’ flower basket sea sponge has hair-like appendages that hold it in place on the sea floor. Research led by Brown University engineers shows that the internal structure of those fibers is fine-tuned for strength. The findings from this … Continue reading

April 30, 2015
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Seafloor holds 15 million years of monsoon history

Clues about rainfall in the distant past — from river mud to tiny seashells — come to rest on the ocean floor. Sampling layers of sediment from the Indian Ocean will help researchers build an accurate picture of Indian monsoon … Continue reading

March 31, 2015
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A walk through poppy seeds yields a model for paleontology

What could a guineafowl strolling through a bed of poppy seeds have to do with a dinosaur footprint made 200 million years ago? PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Stephen Gatesy, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Brown, and his … Continue reading