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Published: 11/30/2016

Congrats to ME professor Minoru Taya on the publication of his latest book, Bionspired Actuators and Sensors, out this fall from Cambridge University Press! Co-written with researchers in the...Read more

Published: 11/30/2016

What if humans could regrow an amputated arm or leg, or completely restore nervous system function after a spinal cord injury?

Published: 11/30/2016

If you ask the internet, penguins are pretty much perfect as they are: cute, curious, and clumsy. But the truth is, the “perfect” penguin might not always take the same form....Read more

Published: 12/05/2016

Nov. 7, 1929 - Dec. 1, 2016
Margaret "Peggy" Cohn (nee Foreman), age 87, died on Dec. 1, 2016, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Born in Jacksonville, Illinois, Peggy earned her...Read more

Published: 11/21/2016

"Hundreds Of Dead Puffins Are Mysteriously Washing Ashore In Alaska"
Climate change could be driving the seabird to starvation, amid reports of mass puffin die-offs worldwide in recent years....Read more

Published: 11/18/2016

Major forest die-offs due to drought, heat and beetle infestations or deforestation could have consequences far beyond the local landscape.

Wiping out an entire forest can have significant effects on...Read more

Published: 11/16/2016

I am pleased to announce that Professor Liz Van Volkenburgh has agreed to serve as the Interim Director of the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, beginning January 1, 2017,...Read more

Published: 11/14/2016

Women researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) departments tend to have a wider range of collaborators than men, but are still significantly underrepresented, especially in genomics, according to...Read more

Published: 11/08/2016

More than 90 percent of ivory in large, seized shipments came from elephants that died less than three years before, ...Read more

Published: 11/02/2016

Our nervous systems are remarkable translators, channeling information from many sources and initiating appropriate behavioral responses.

But though we know how a lot about how neurons work, scientists do not...Read more