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November 14, 2017

Tardigrades are already some of the hardiest known creatures in our Solar System, and are likely to outlive everything until our Sun eventually swells up and becomes a red giant.

October 26, 2017

Around 630,000 years ago, the Yellowstone supervolcano produced two huge eruptions in relatively quick succession which were so powerful that they fundamentally altered the global climate, according to new research.

October 24, 2017

Researchers test the capability of a novel nanoparticle to remove cadmium toxicity from a freshwater system

October 19, 2017

Biologist Douglas McCauley examines the benefits and drawbacks of virtual and augmented reality in teaching environmental science

Announcements

Divisional announcements and opportunities

Inspired by Andy Warhol’s Factory? Not unimaginable. In any case, the John Templeton Foundation, with $5.6M or so from its deep pockets, has given birth to the Imagination Institute—-a Philadelphia think tank that for the last two years has been tapping an array of talent for insight into the creative process, hoping ultimately to come up with an “imagination quotient.” Three dozen scientific investigators at 16 institutions have been awarded Templeton research money related to the project. But can imagination really be quantified?

Researchers use gene editing to control disease-causing mosquitoes, thanks to a multimillion-dollar DARPA contract

Chemist receives the 2017 Otis Williams Postdoctoral Fellowship for an innovation that uses bubbles to pump insulin

David Low, a professor in UCSB’s Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project titled “Strategy for development of enteric pathogen-specific phage”