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A selection of links to news stories on the web featuring the work of scientists in the Eberly College of Science.
Climate change causes wolverine decline across Canada (BBC)
The research of Eric Post, associate professor of biology, is featured on the web site of BBC.
Mammoth Achievement: Researchers at the forefront of molecular biology (PhysOrg)
This article at PhysOrg.com examines how Stephan Schuster and Webb Miller have helped push back the boundaries of molecular biology (26 January 2010).
PSU Professor Sees Potential of Unlikely Energy Source (Centre Daily Times)
The first lecture in the 2010 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science, delivered by Bruce Logan on 23 January, was featured in the Centre Daily Times. The six-lecture series is sponsored jointly by the Eberly College of Science and Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment.
Why Black Holes Are Winning Respect (CBS News)
Penn State astrophysicist Yuexing Li, and her research on black holes and their constructive role black in the creation of the universe's modern structure is featured on CBS News (6 January 2010).
Are Black Holes the Architects of the Universe? (Discover Magazine)
Penn State astrophysicist Yuexing Li, and her research on black holes and their constructive role black in the creation of the universe's modern structure is featured on the web site of Discover magazine (4 January 2010).
Return of the Alchemists (The National)
The work of A. Welford Castleman Jr. and his colleagues, showing that certain combinations of elemental atoms have electronic signatures that mimic the electronic signatures of other elements, is featured on the web site of The National (3 January 2010)
Beth Shapiro: Creatures Great and Small (The Scientist)
A feature story about Beth Shapiro, the Shaffer Career Development Assistant Professor of Biology, appeared in the December 2009 issue of The Scientist.
Superatoms Mimic Elements: Research Gives New Perspective on Periodic Table (Science Daily)
The work of A. Welford Castleman Jr. and his colleagues, showing that certain combinations of elemental atoms have electronic signatures that mimic the electronic signatures of other elements, is featured on the web site of Science Daily (29 December 2009)
Brown dwarf pair mystifies astronomers (PhysOrg.com)
Alex Wolszczan, Evan Pugh professor of astronomy and astrophysics, led a team that found two brown dwarf-sized objects orbiting a giant old star. The findings, which show that planets may assemble around stars more quickly and efficiently than anyone thought possible, are featured on the web site of PhysOrg.com (21 December 2009 )
Injured Fruit Fly Neuron Reprograms Itself (United Press International)
The work of Melissa Rolls, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, is featured on the web site of UPI. (17 December 2009)
Fruit Fly Neuron Can Reprogram Itself After Injury (Science Daily)
The work of Melissa Rolls, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, is featured on the web site of Science Daily. (11 December 2009)
Remodeling Replaces Cut Axons (The Scientist)
The work of Melissa Rolls, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, is featured on the web site of The Scientist. (7 December 2009)
In the Dark: Unusual Deep-Sea Species Documented (Slide Show on Scientific American web site)
The work of Census of Marine Life scientists, including Penn State Professor of Biology Charles Fisher, is featured on the Scientific American website. The scientists have inventoried an astonishing abundance, diversity and distribution of deep sea species that have never known sunlight. (23 November 2009)
The Link Between Birdsong And Human Language (PhysOrg.com)
The work of Penn State physicist, Dezhe Jin, featured on PhysOrg.com. (10 November 2009)
Climate change ‘will put endangered monkeys at further risk’ (The Times of London)
The work of Penn State biologist, Erik Post, and graduate student, Ruscena Wiederholt, featured on the Times of London. (28 October 2009)
Bioengineered Plants Gone Wild (NPR)
Penn State biologist, Andrew Stephenson, and his research on transgenes in the wild, is featured on NPR. (27 October 2009)
Two at Penn State, Princeton Win 'Genius' Grants (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Biologist Beth Shapiro's selection as a MacArthur Foundation fellow featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer. (23 September 2009)
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Gray Mouse Lemur at Artis Zoo, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Photo taken by Arjan Haverkamp and posted to Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Microcebus_murinus_-Artis_Zoo,_Amsterdam,_Netherlands-8c.jpg
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Ochotona princeps (American Pica). Photo taken by "sevenstar" and posted to Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ochotona_princeps_rockies.JPG
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Vicugna pacos. Photo taken by "Margoz" and posted to Wikipedia: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vicugna_pacos_Toru%C5%842.jpg

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