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June 3, 2014
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‘Life as Research Scientist’: Carla Spence, Biologist

Carla Spence is graduating with a Ph.D in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Delaware in Summer 2014.  She entered graduate school after receiving her B.S. in biology from the same University.  She loves spending her leisure time … Continue reading

January 12, 2014
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Updating Air Pollution Measurement Methods with UMass Amherst Air Quality, Health Effects Research

AMHERST, Mass. – Launching a natural research experiment in Kathmandu, Nepal, this month using advanced monitoring methods to assess health risk from air pollution, environmental health scientist Rick Peltier at the University of Massachusetts Amherst hopes to demonstrate for the … Continue reading

November 29, 2013
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Is There Really a Giant Island of Plastic in the Pacific Ocean?

Make no mistake about it: plastic waste is a huge problem and one that has been posing a very serious threat to our oceans for decades. What’s worse is that there hasn’t been any real strides made into solving the … Continue reading

August 5, 2013
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Study Identifies Deepwater Horizon Debris as Likely Source of Gulf of Mexico Oil Sheens

A chemical analysis of oil sheens found floating recently at the ocean’s surface near the site of the Deepwater Horizon disaster indicates that the source is pockets of oil trapped within the wreckage of the sunken rig. Both the Macondo … Continue reading

May 6, 2013
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Behaviour of seabirds during migration revealed

The behaviour of seabirds during migration – including patterns of foraging, rest and flight – has been revealed in new detail using novel computational analyses and tracking technologies. Using a new method called ‘ethoinformatics’, described as the application of computational … Continue reading

February 9, 2013
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Lionfish Invasion

Invasive species among marine science subjects in Cayman Islands study abroad program With a spiky fringe of venomous barbs and bold brown-and-white stripes, the exotic lionfish invaded Florida waters several decades ago and expanded its range widely from the Caribbean … Continue reading

January 11, 2013
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Americans Have Worse Health than People in Other High-Income Countries

WASHINGTON — On average, Americans die sooner and experience higher rates of disease and injury than people in other high-income countries, says a new report from the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. The report finds that this health … Continue reading

November 19, 2012
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Climate Dialogue

Renowned geoscientist Richard Alley shares climate history, predictions About the video: Ice sheet expert Richard Alley told a UD audience about the past and future of Earth’s changing climate when he spoke as part of the DENIN Dialogue Lecture Series. … Continue reading