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Students often decide not to further pursue the pre-med track after receiving grades below their expectations in classes like CHEM 0350: “Organic Chemistry.”

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Students seek to balance professional goals, liberal learning

April 4, 2013 1 comment
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Many students find their academic interests shifting elsewhere over time, often pointing to ‘weeder’ introductory science courses as a deterrent.

Researchers merge disciplines to create robotic bat wing

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Researchers merge disciplines to create robotic bat wing

March 1, 2013 1 comment

The robotic wing may also be integral for the development of bat-sized camera-carrying aircrafts.

Digital kindness boots up the heart

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Digital kindness boots up the heart

February 13, 2013 0 comments

Sites for anonymous compliments tap into tendencies toward spontaneous praise.

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‘Hashtag’ voted Word of the Year by American Dialect Society

January 25, 2013 0 comments

Brown linguists discuss language’s constant evolution, especially in the age of technology

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U. archaeologists uncover Maya stucco masks

September 7, 2012 2 comments

Sixteen hundred years ago, the inhabitants of the powerful ancient Maya kingdom of Tikal looked to the west and saw red. On a hilltop, in their direct line of sight, stood the Temple of the Night Sun. This temple, covered in fourteen five-foot tall stucco masks of the Maya sun god and painted blood red, glowed in the light of the setting sun.

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Study shows efficiency of bat flight

April 19, 2012 0 comments

By folding wings toward their bodies on the upstroke, bats use 35 percent less energy and reduce aerodynamic drag, compensating for heavy muscular wings.

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Research links nature with nurture

March 9, 2012 0 comments

In the long-debated question of nature versus nurture, the emerging field of behavioral epigenetics may hold significant insight, suggesting that nature responds to the effects of nurture.