Lynn Adler, Biology, along with former Darwin Scholar Anne Leonard, undergraduates Karly Regan and Winston Anthony, and colleagues from Dartmouth College studying the interaction between plants, pollinators, and parasites have found that bees infected with a common intestinal parasite had reduced parasite levels in their guts after seven days if the bees also consumed natural toxins present in plant nectar, as reported in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The Independent,, News release

The model predictions of Stella Offner, Astronomy, about how two- and three-star systems form have been supported by her new research published in Nature.,, The Japan Times, Pioneer News, Techie News, Science World Report, News Maine,, France 24, Australian Broadcast Corporation, eScience News,,,, Space Daily, Nature World News,, News release

Michael A. Rawlins, Geosciences and manager, the Climate System Research Center, said the idea of injecting sulfur pollution into the air to help offset global warming could have dangerous and unknown side effects, in an interview with WWLP-TV 22.

Jonathan D. Woodruff and WHOI researcher Dana MacDonald, currently a visiting scholar, and colleagues have found that a warmer climate was associated with more intensity and frequent hurricanes on the U.S. east and gulf coasts hundreds of years ago. They present a new record of sediment deposits in Earth’s Future, a journal of the American Geophysical Union. Terra Daily,, Innovations Report, Tech Times, Kansas City Infozine, The Weather Network, News release

Bethany Bradley, Environmental conservation, and her new study—the first comprehensive assessment of native versus non-native plant distribution in the continental United States—that found non-native plant species are much more widespread than native plants was featured on the front page of the Daily Hampshire Gazette. News release