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The physics of a snowball

If you grew up in the Northeast you know that there are good days for making snowballs and there are bad days for making snowballs.

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Lobsters hide from cod, not the other way around

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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Chemistry student awarded Provost’s Research Award

Justin Roberts, an undergraduate student in John Engen’s lab, has been awarded a 2013/14 Provost Undergraduate Research Award.

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Undergraduate chemistry student awarded university grant

Congratulations to Kristian Teichert!

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What causes dyslexia?

Dyslexia affects about 10 percent of the population, and its cause is up for discussion.


We’re heading underwater

Two Marine and Environmental Sciences professors are featured in Men’s Journal.

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Tables turn as nature imitates art

When asso­ciate pro­fessor of physics Latika Menon peered under the elec­tron micro­scope last fall, she didn’t dis­cov­er art imi­tating nature, rather she found nature imi­tating art.

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An exciting first year culminates with prestigious NSF grant

Assistant professor of physics Paul Whitford was recently awarded a CAREER Award by the NSF.

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Communicating climate change

Brian Helmuth’s work was recently featured in International innovation.

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3Qs: A new way to battle HIV

In a paper pub­lished last week in the journal Nature Chem­istry, physics pro­fessor Mark Williams and his team present new research that elu­ci­dates a long-​​held paradox about a pro­tein called APOBEC3G that could trans­form HIV drug discovery.

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