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Novel technology applied to replace aging bridge

(University of Delaware) The University of Delaware has collaborated with state transportation officials on the design and construction of a new bridge, which continues to be monitored via a custom-designed instrumentation system. The old bridge was replaced with new technology known as a geosynthetic reinforced soil integrated bridge system (GRS-IBS).

How do blind cavefish find their way? The answer could be in their bones

Imagine living in perpetual darkness in an alien world where you have to find food quickly by touch or starve for months at a time.

Labeling a bacterial cell 'jacket'

(University of Delaware) A team of researchers from the University of Delaware have discovered how to label and light the sugar backbone of a bacterial cell wall. The findings will advance immune system research.

How do blind cavefish find their way? The answer could be in their bones.

(University of Cincinnati) Blind cavefish typically have skulls that bend slightly to the left. A study by UC suggests this orientation might help them find food as they navigate in a perpetual counter-clockwise direction around a c...

South Sudan wildlife surviving civil war, but poaching and trafficking threats increase

(Wildlife Conservation Society) The first aerial assessment of the impact of South Sudan's current civil war on the country's wildlife and other natural resources shows that significant wildlife populations have so far survived, butShow More Summary

Helping plants pump iron

(Salk Institute) Salk researchers identify genetic variants that help plants grow in low-iron environments, which could improve crop yields.

Ephesians and Slavery

Why do people only quote the beginning of this Ephesians passage and not the whole thing? 5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. 6 Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart. Show More Summary

Grant to fund research of microplastics in Delaware Bay

(University of Delaware) University of Delaware researchers have received funding to study the distribution and concentration of microplastics in the Delaware Bay. This small debris can cause problems in the aquatic food chain. The UD team is hoping their findings can help government regulators shape new policy to protect the environment.

Study shows need for increased protection of world's national animal symbols

(University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science) The snowy-feathered head and distinctive brown body of the bald eagle is a proud national symbol of the United States, adorning the country's currency and passports. The lion, known as 'King of the Beasts,' represents national strength and identity in several African countries.

Skin care gets smart with AI

Choosing the cream that best matches your skin is a tricky business. Now Olay has trained a deep learning algorithm to study your face and help you make the best decision

In Images: Meet the Top 10 Newfound Species

A "bleeding" tomato, a "Game of Thrones" ant and others made the list.

Monuments and Sanctuaries: What’s the Difference?

noaasanctuaries: Within the National Marine Sanctuary System, you’ll find places of hope, inspiration, biodiversity, and resilience. The system encompasses more than 600,000 square miles of marine and Great Lakes waters, and contains amazing cultural and historical resources, as well as vibrant ecosystems as diverse as coral reefs and kelp forests. Show More Summary

The Wall Street Journal Declares "Creditor Emptor"

Last week the Wall Street Journal’s editorial page criticized the investors who lent money to Puerto Rico as being naive about political risks and suggested that they more or less deserve the massive haircuts currently being proposed. ...Show More Summary

Larnaca Update

So, it has been a few hectic days in Larnaca. We have been working at the Museum’s off-site storage facility trying to finish things up for PKAP II. Tuesday was another rainy day, it stormed for a while. There was a … Continue readi...

New Map Tracks Germs' Travels Around Hospitals

In a yearlong study, researchers watched bacteria populate a newly opened hospital.

“The Shifting Ground of Redistricting Law”

Very important Chris Elmendorf post at Balkinization, with a more negative view of Cooper v. Harris: How then is a state to comply with Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, which, as noted above, has long required states to create districts with … Continue reading ?

Tree-climbing goats disperse seeds by spitting

In dry southern Morocco, domesticated goats climb to the precarious tippy tops of native argan trees to find fresh forage. Local herders occasionally prune the bushy, thorny trees for easier climbing and even help goat kids learn to climb. During the bare autumn season, goats spend three quarters of their foraging time "treetop grazing."

The birth and death of a tectonic plate

(University of California - Santa Barbara) Geophysicist Zachary Eilon developed a new technique to investigate the underwater volcanoes that produce Earth's tectonic plates

Alabama SOS Defends Against Argument that State Felon Disenfranchisement Bill Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Kira Lerner for Think Progress: The law still imposes what can be considered a poll tax because former felons have to be able to afford to pay their fines and fees to restore their right to vote. “Wealth should not … Continue readin...

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