Wednesday, July 24, 2019



Under Pressure

When 15 North Atlantic right whales turned up dead in U.S. and Canadian waters in the summer of 2017, it was declared an unprecedented...

The Perfect STORM

The Colorado River tumbles through varied landscapes, draining watersheds from seven western states. This 1,450-mile-long system is a critical water supply for agriculture, industry...
air pollution

Survey Captures Global Picture of Air Pollution’s Effects on Birds

Famously, the use of caged birds to alert miners to the invisible dangers of gases such as carbon monoxide gave rise to the cautionary...
tubular robot

A Robot That Grows

At first glance, robots would appear to have exactly nothing in common with sweet peas or other climbing vines. Yet thanks to some innovative...
vascular diseases

A Rising Star

It’s a tiny marine invertebrate, no more than 3 millimeters in size. But closely related to humans, Botryllus schlosseri might hold the key to...

A Tale of Two Sites

Talk about stressed out. Cauliflower coral larvae are feeling the heat — literally.At least they were when UC Santa Barbara marine scientists exposed them...
Mental Health

Mental Health Matters

Ann Lippincott knew nothing about mental illness when her daughter, just out of college, was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. Lippincott educated herself quickly, however,...