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U. scientists present at nat'l conference

University faculty and students traveled to Vancouver, British Columbia last weekend for the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Annual Meeting. Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology Heather Leslie participated in a symposium on marine conservation and management ...

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Extinction more massive than thought

Two hundred and fifty million years ago an egg-laying mammal-like reptile the size of a German shepherd dominated land ecosystems. "It doesn't really look like the guy you would bet on for being the champion survivor," said Jessica Whiteside, assistant professor of geological sciences.

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iGEM project addresses 'space' constraints

"Mars and the moon are lifeboats if anything catastrophic happens on Earth," said Max Song '14. But packing for the move would require Hermione's bottomless bag — there's not much room in the trunk of the spacecraft — or the next best thing: synthetic biology. Instead of packing impossible amounts ...

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Mercury's plains reveal volcanic past

New research on the solar system's smallest and innermost planet could help scientists understand Earth's history. Six percent of Mercury — the equivalent of 60 percent of the continental U.S. — is covered with volcanic plains, providing evidence of how the planet and possibly others were ...

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Cells bite off more than they can chew

"We cannot eat a lollipop longer than us," and our cells face similar limitations, according to an author of a recent paper that found that cells often try to engulf objects too large for them when they mistake them for more bite-sized nanomaterials.

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