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University researchers investigate volcanic activity

In an effort to better understand volcanic activity and its origins on Earth and beyond, University researchers have examined the creation of magma chambers to help explain why these chambers exist at relatively the same depth across the globe. A recent study by Christian Huber, lead author of the research ...


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Wildfire control challenging in warming climate

In the same week that wildfire-prevention blackouts were imposed on hundreds of thousands of Northern Californians, a study on the past 1400 years of wildfire activity in California’s Sierra Nevada region revealed that climate change will bring more burning in California’s future. The study, which ...


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Chemistry professor honored for quantum work

Brenda Rubenstein ’07, assistant professor of chemistry, was recently named to the Talented 12 Class of 2019. This exclusive distinction is given to researchers in varying chemical disciplines and from varying backgrounds to highlight their early-career work. Rubenstein was also recently awarded a ...


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Some island conifers may face extinction by 2070

Some trees like the Norfolk pine and other island-native conifers may become extinct by 2070 due to the effects of climate change, according to University research published this summer. Up to 25 percent of all conifers — a group of trees that includes firs, redwoods and pines — could become extinct ...


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Science and Research Roundup, Sept. 17

Sharks shrug shoulders to swallow, study shows Without tongues to move food through their mouths, some sharks use their shoulders instead to pull food down their digestive tracts. A University study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B used new X-ray technology developed at Brown to capture ...


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Science and Research Roundup, Sept. 12

U. research examines muscles in bat wings The muscles in bat wings function at markedly lower temperatures than the other muscles in their bodies, but still effectively keep the mammals airborne, according to findings from Andrea Rummel GS, Professor of Biology and Engineering Sharon Swartz and Professor ...



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