Marine and Environmental Sciences

RISE to the occasion

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Students and faculty across many disciplines presented their most recent scholarly research, innovative thinking, and entrepreneurial ventures on Thursday at RISE:2014, Northeastern’s Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo.

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Three College of Science students named Goldwater Scholars

From left, Gregory Allan, a third-year dual major in electrical engineering and physics, Tushar Swamy, a fourth-year dual major in electrical engineering and physics, and Theo Bowe, a third-year biology major, were named 2014 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars. The scholarship honors highly qualified science, math, and engineering students by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields. Photo by Brooks Canady

Three North­eastern Uni­ver­sity students—Theo Bowe, S’16, Tushar Swamy, E’15, and Greg Allan, E’16—have been selected to receive the pres­ti­gious Barry M. Gold­water Scholarship.

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Why bacteria are beautiful, and why we need them

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Nobel Laureate Sir Richard Roberts, recently appointed Distinguished University Professor in the College of Science, on Monday afternoon discussed his love for bacteria and their symbiosis with people, after which he engaged in a conversation with President Joseph E. Aoun.

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Students find life calling through co-​​op

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Nearly two-​​dozen stu­dents shared their co-​​op expe­ri­ences with their peers at the Col­lege of Sci­ence Spring Co-​​op Expo on Friday in the Raytheon Amphithe­ater.

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Marine Science Center & Ocean Genome Legacy get airtime

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WGBH’s Greater Boston featured the Marine Science Center and Ocean Genome Legacy on Thursday night.

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A cold, snowy winter doesn’t mean climate change isn’t real

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As we get ready to face another winter storm, and are still warming up from a frigid January, there are plenty of people questioning the validity of climate change.

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New publication for OGL executive director

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Dan Distel, executive director of Ocean Genome Legacy, is a co-author on a recently published article about shipworms.

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Nobel Laureate joins Northeastern faculty

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Sir Richard Roberts, a Nobel Lau­reate and glob­ally rec­og­nized leader in genomics and mol­e­c­ular biology, is a Dis­tin­guished Uni­ver­sity Pro­fessor in the Col­lege of Sci­ence.

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The global water crisis

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Less than 0.1 per­cent of the planet’s water is avail­able for safe use, and chal­lenges cen­tered on H2O form the nexus of some of society’s most pressing envi­ron­mental issues.

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Lobsters hide from cod, not the other way around

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If you think you are about to become the victim of an attack, police say one way to potentially protect yourself is to hide. In the lobster world, the same goes. Lobsters hide from their predators.

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