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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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Brain science blooms at Brown

David Berson ’75, chair of neuroscience, studies how information travels from the eye to the brain. One of his recent projects examines the spidery forms of cells in the retina at the back of the eye, reconstructing their shapes and interconnections at a very fine scale. They’re shaped like spaghetti ...






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