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Advocates march for science in Rhode Island

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, a professor of environmental studies and speaker at the march. In light of President Trump’s proposed policies that would threaten scientific ...


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Female scientists celebrate accomplishments

Six successful female scientists delivered a series of public lectures on their work in various fields at Thursday’s day-long event  “Inspiring Women in Science 2017,” which explored research ranging from plate tectonics to polar ice mechanics. Associate Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic and ...


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U. researchers create bat-inspired robot

A building collapses and victims are stuck beneath rubble. A rescue team moves debris as quickly as possible but struggles to find people in the chaos. The team launches a robot that can fly through the narrow spaces and nimbly maneuver through the rubble. With the robot’s help, it locates people ...


The Setonian
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U. researchers encourage community-based studies

When Alison Field, director of the Centers for Epidemiology and Environmental Health and chair of epidemiology, began working on the Growing Up Today Study in 1996, almost 17,000 children aged 9 to 14 enrolled. But as the study, which looks at the effects of diet and exercise on weight changes throughout ...


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Students found startup to improve rape kit testing

Richard Park ’16 and Bella Okiddy GS are spearheading a biotech startup that aims to improve rape kit testing for victims of sexual assault. The pair received funding from the Swearer Center for Public Service’s Embark Post-Graduate Fellowship, a one-year stipend to pursue altruistic business ventures, ...


The Setonian
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Lipscombe to direct Brain Institute

Professor of Neuroscience Diane Lipscombe has been named the executive director of the Brown Institute for Brain Science, according to a community-wide email from Provost Richard Locke P’17 April 5. Since Jan. 5, 2015 Lipscombe has served as interim director of the institute where she has “made ...


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Student to join Mars simulation program

“One of my goals throughout my whole life (has been) to literally walk on another planet,” said Connor Lynch ’17. “It’s what I’ve always wanted to do.” Rather than a pipe dream, Lynch’s aspirations of becoming an astronaut are not so distant from reality. Lynch was recently accepted ...


The Setonian
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Fact and fiction in “Interstellar”

This article is the second in an ongoing series, Science at the Cinema, that explores research and researchers portrayed in film. “Interstellar,” the story of a perilous space journey, is a must-see film for its grand visual effects and far out ideas that bend space, time and the filmgoer’s mind. The ...





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