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How Natural Selection Acted on One Penguin Species Over the Past Quarter Century

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University of Washington biologist Dee Boersma and her colleagues combed through 28 years' worth of data on Magellanic penguins to search for signs that natural selection — one of the main drivers of evolution — may be acting on certain penguin traits.

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Rowan Engineering CREATEs Solutions to Roadway Problems

Rowan University's new CREATEs facility will address transportation issues regionally and nationally.

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Greenwood Resources Licenses ORNL Invention to Boost Biofuel Yield

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GreenWood Resources has licensed an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology based on the discovery of a gene in poplar (Populus trichocarpa) that makes it easier to convert poplar trees into biofuels.

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Ancient Skeleton Found in Greek Shipwreck Site Could Provide Insight Into the Lives of People Who Lived 2100 Years Ago

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An international research team discovered a human skeleton during its ongoing excavation of the famous Antikythera Shipwreck (circa 65 B.C.). The shipwreck, which holds the remains of a Greek trading or cargo ship, is located off the Greek island of Antikythera in the Aegean Sea.

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UF/IFAS Uses Wasps to Monitor Exotic Joro Spider

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University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers are reaching out to citizen scientists to find nests of the black and yellow mud dauber wasp in northeastern Georgia.

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Penn State Receives Funds for Student-Centered Initiative on Energy Efficiency

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Penn State will use funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to launch a collaboration with the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), the Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA), and Private Energy Partners (PEP) to innovate a data-driven, integrated, student-centered, and market-driven approach to help small food stores and restaurants lower energy bills. The Department of Environmental Protection funding for the project is provided by the U. S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program.

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NSU Home to Experts Researching Environmental Impact of Deepwater Horizon Tragedy - Hollywood Blockbuster to Bring Renewed Attention to Oil Spill

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In Bird Feathers, Scientists Find Hints About Color of Extinct Animals

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In order to discover the true colors of ancient animals, scientists are using X-rays to closely examine the chemical details of modern bird feathers. The researchers were able to map elements that make up pigments responsible for red and black colors in feathers. They hope to use this information to find traces of the same pigments in fossil specimens of extinct animals, such as dinosaurs. This latest discovery means that scientists may be able to go beyond monochrome in their depictions of fossilized creatures, and make steps towards portraying their colors more accurately.

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Antarctic Mystery Solved?

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Scientists say ocean fossils found in mountains are cause for concern over future sea levels

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Scientists Find Twisting 3-D Raceway for Electrons in Nanoscale Crystal Slices

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Researchers observed, for the first time, an exotic 3-D racetrack for electrons in ultrathin slices of a crystal they made at Berkeley Lab.

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Science Can Shape Healthy City Planning

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A three-part series published in The Lancet and released in conjunction with the United Nations quantifies health gains achieved if cities were designed so that shops, facilities, work and public transportation were within walking distance of most residents.In part three of the series, researchers tackle how to implement timely research into city design, planning and policy to improve the health of a city’s residents.

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Intern Helped Get Robotic Arm on PPPL’s PTOLEMY Experiment Up and Running

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Intern Mark Thom, an engineering graduate student at Howard University, helped get a robotic arm on the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory operational during a summer internship at PPPL.

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Fall Color Peak Difficult to Predict, Says Virginia Tech Tree Expert

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