21,000 fish die at UC Davis aquatic biology center in Calif

Delta smelt swim in a tank at the UC Davis Fish Conservation and Culture Lab on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, in Discovery Bay. Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com An estimated 21,000 fish died at the UC Davis Center for Aquatic Biology and Aquaculture in what the university described as a “catastrophic failure.” The loss appears to be … Read more

New $26 million NSF Engineering Research Center to advance future of smart

Florida Atlantic University’s Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering (I-SENSE) and College of Engineering and Computer Science have landed a major National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center (ERC) with Columbia University, Rutgers University, the University of Central Florida, and Lehman College. Florida Atlantic University’s Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering … Read more

Duke-led center seeks to examine and engineer the microbial communities of

DURHAM, NC – A multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Duke University will undertake an ambitious endeavor to understand and improve the microbial communities that inhabit the structures in which we live, work and play — what scientists call the “built environment.” DURHAM, NC – A multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Duke University will … Read more

UTA study: Asexual reproduction leads to harmful genetic mutations – News Center

Monday, Aug 01, 2022 • Linsey Retcofsky : Contact A team led by biologists at The University of Texas at Arlington has published a study supporting the theory that species that reproduce asexually have more harmful genetic mutations than those utilizing sexual reproduction. Jose Maldonado, a UTA doctoral student in biology, is lead author of … Read more

Center for Biological Diversity Names Elise Bennett Florida Director

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Center for Biological Diversity announced today that Elise Bennett has been promoted to the position of Florida director. Bennett, a born-and-raised Floridian who has worked as an attorney at the Center since 2016, will oversee the Center’s conservation work in the state, including recovering endangered species and reducing the water pollution … Read more

PPPL launches project to build the Princeton Plasma Innovation Center

The US Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) moved forward with plans to build the Princeton Plasma Innovation Center (PPIC), a new state-of-the-art office and laboratory building and the first new building on campus in 50 years . The project kicked off during a meeting with architects on July 8. Credit: Photo by … Read more

UNC Lineberger Creates RNA Discovery Center

Chad Pecot, MD, associate professor of medicine and member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, will lead the new center dedicated to the investigation of the many roles of RNA in health and disease. Chad V. Pecot, MD The UNC RNA Discovery Center, funded through the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, will cultivate an … Read more

West Virginia aerospace industry set to take off with launch of WVU Small Satellite Center

West Virginia is now on its way toward launching the state’s second small satellite. A team from West Virginia University and the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium is poised to turn that achievement into a massive boost for the aerospace industry statewide by taking the first steps toward opening the West Virginia Small Satellite … Read more

Budding geologists learn about meteorites at the Anne Demarais Nature Center

Rocks really do fall from the sky. They are called meteorites. That’s what Callan and Garrett Holmes learned at the Anne Demarais Nature Center’s “Tuesday Family Fun Night” July 12. The nature center is at the end of Drexel Avenue in Lawrence. Thomas Duffy, a Princeton University geosciences professor, explained the origins of rocks from … Read more