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Purple marsh crabs, rising sea levels destroy New England marshlands

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Purple marsh crabs, rising sea levels destroy New England marshlands

October 18, 2017 0 comments

The salt marshes of New England are disappearing.

The YURT is surrounded by mirrors, which reflect projections onto the screens that surround the person inside. The projections conjured could be the surface of the moon, footprints of a dinosaur of molecular structure.

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Virtual reality systems facilitate research, education

October 12, 2017 0 comments

University researchers can now walk on the surface of the moon, analyze the footprints of a dinosaur and study molecular structure.

BSE sends balloon into atmosphere

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BSE sends balloon into atmosphere

October 1, 2017 0 comments

Brown Space Engineering launched a balloon into the upper atmosphere near Springfield, Mass. the morning of Sunday, Oct. 1.

Scientists map water distribution on lunar surface

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Scientists map water distribution on lunar surface

September 27, 2017 0 comments

Many people are unaware that water exists on the moon, but University scientists have gone far beyond corroborating this fact.

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Study analyzes, raises questions on institutional corruption

September 20, 2017 0 comments

Though institutional corruption may seem like something of the past, researchers examined how corruption remains prevalent today in a study.

Scientists, scholars sign declaration for universal clean water access

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Scientists, scholars sign declaration for universal clean water access

September 12, 2017 0 comments

A document backed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization that stipulates clean water access as a basic human right.

President Christina Paxson P’19 and the Interim Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Assistant Provost for Global Engagement Shontay Delalue addressed the community in an effort to promote peace and inclusion.

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Community gathering focuses on unity

September 11, 2017 0 comments

The Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life hosted a community gathering Monday afternoon on the Main Green.

Similar to other marches nationwide, over 1,500 Rhode Islanders gathered at the State House Saturday to advocate for scientific research and funding.

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Advocates march for science in Rhode Island

April 23, 2017 0 comments

Not even the rain could keep a crowd of over 1,500 “nerds” away from Saturday’s March for Science Rhode Island at the State House, noted J. Timmons Roberts.

Rhode Island March for Science to take place April 22

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Rhode Island March for Science to take place April 22

April 21, 2017 0 comments

Recent government attitudes have raised concerns about the future of science and spurred researchers and their advocates into taking action.

Documentary showcases effects of opioid epidemic

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Documentary showcases effects of opioid epidemic

April 13, 2017 0 comments

One of the most highly abused types of drugs in the United States is not bought on the street — it is prescribed by a doctor.