Far out! UNCG was visited by Webb Telescope’s lead scientist

NASA has released the most startling images we’ve ever seen of deep space. UNCG learned the details of this project eight years ago, when its senior project scientist, Dr. John C. Mather, came to speak with students and give a public lecture. What seemed like science fiction at the time – as he showed how … Read more

GeoTalk: meet Céline Heuzé, award-winning Early Career Ocean Scientist!

Céline Heuzé Hi Céline. Thank you for joining us today. Congratulations on winning the 2022 Ocean Sciences Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award! Could you tell our readers a bit about yourself and your research? As of just a few months ago, I am tenured! My exact job title is “Senior Lecturer in climatology” at … Read more

A CANADIAN SCIENTIST RECOGNIZED AS A L’ORÉAL-UNESCO FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL RISING TALENT 2022

DR. ALISON MCAFEE WAS CELEBRATED BY THE FONDATION L’ORIAL AND UNESCO DURING THE FIRST CEREMONY SINCE THE PANDEMIC CELEBRATING 45 EMINENT WOMEN IN SCIENCE MONTREAL, June 24, 2022 / CNW / – By organizing the first For Women in Science Ceremony since Covid-19, the Fondation L’Oréal and UNESCO celebrated the 30 recipients of its International … Read more

Scientist Spotlight: Laura Condon | College of Science

Dr. Laura Condon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences (HAS) at the University of Arizona. Dr. Condon’s renowned research focuses on large-scale water sustainability and the dynamic behavior of managed hydrologic systems in the context of past development and future climate change. Her work combines physically based numerical modeling … Read more

A Pharmaceutical Scientist Explains How Drugs Know Where to Go in The Body

When you take aspirin for a headache, how does the aspirin know to travel to your head and alleviate the pain? The short answer is, it does not: Molecules can not transport themselves through the body, and they do not have control over where they eventually end up. But researchers can chemically modify drug molecules … Read more

Volcano Watch: Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientist sets sail across the Atlantic

by US Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists and affiliates NOAA Ocean Exploration’s remotely operated vehicle Deep Discoverer will be used during Voyage to the Ridge 2022 to acquire high-definition visual data and collect limited samples in poorly explored areas along the Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, and Azores Plateau. Here, Deep Discoverer hovers above … Read more

Queer writer puts a personal stamp on science textbook like a scientist can’t / LGBTQ Nation

Like a lot of the behavior Eliot Schrefer describes in Queer Ducks (And Other Animals): The Natural World of Animal Sexuality, his book is hard to classify. Is it a science textbook? A queer kid memoir? A college thesis illustrated with Far Side comics? It’s definitely not a traditional science textbook. “Traditions,” Schrefer writes, “are … Read more

Kenya’s gene-edited seeds will be affordable, scientist say

As Africa forges ahead with genome editing to boost agricultural production, a leading scientist has assured that products of this technology will be widely available and affordable to farmers. Some opponents of the technology have claimed that gene-edited seeds will be too costly for smallholder farmers to buy. But they will be priced the same … Read more

The Scientist Who Studied Peace

Legume science seems like an area of ​​research where one would be safe from politics. Yet the twentieth-century botanist and plant geneticist Nikolai Vavilov, who worked on developing crop diversity in order to prevent famines, was sent to a Gulag, where he starved to death in 1943, because he would not denounce Mendelian genetics. Trofim … Read more

“Door” on Mars? A planetary scientist explains what you really see

Enthusiasts lit up social media recently with images of what appeared to be a “doorway” into a hillside on Mars. Was it, some wondered, evidence that the Red Planet could be, or have been, inhabited by aliens? The “door” was imaged by NASA’s Curiosity rover on May 7 on the slopes of Mount Sharp, the … Read more