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Research by Robert M. DeConto, Geosciences, in which he warns that if ice in Antarctica melts more rapidly than is expected, Boston could see rising sea levels of 10 feet or more, was cited in...

Julie Brigham-Grette, Geosciences, explained how chunks of ice in local rivers can build up under the surface of the water and create what is called a keel, an obstruction that can cause...

A Boston Globe Magazine article on lice referenced extensive research by John Clark, Veterinary & Animal Sciences, on the insects and their growing resistance to...

Stephen M. Rich, Microbiology and director of the Laboratory of Medical Zoology, was interviewed in an article that noted that hopes that extreme cold weather will kill many ticks...

A paper by David Sela, Food Science, and colleagues was one of the top five most viewed papers of 2017 in the open access journal, PeerJ, in four topic areas: food science and...

Laura Fattaruso, a PhD student in Geosciences, will host a new STEM-focused radio show on WMUA, 91.1FM, Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. starting January 23.

Lab Talk with Laura...

The Atlantic interviewed Rob DeConto, Geosciences, about an idea proposing to build undersea barriers in the ocean in front of melting glaciers to help prevent warm water from getting...

A Smithsonian article about the effects oyster reef growth could have in decreasing coastal storm flooding noted research on the topic by Jonathan Woodruff, Geosciences, and his doctoral...

A 2017 study co-authored by Nilanjana Dasgupta, Psychological & Brain Sciences, which found that peer mentoring is an effective way to help women succeed in STEM, was cited in an article...

Paige Warren, Environmental Conservation, was quoted in an article about proposed regulations by MassWildlife that would require dogs to be leashed and their waste to be removed from wildlife...

Timothy Randhir, Environmental Conservation, was interviewed about how the recent release of raw sewage into Nantucket Harbor could cause significant harm to the harbor’s ecosystem and...

Amy Springer, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, discussed the many opportunities offered graduates in the growing biotechnology industry in Massachusetts. “Biochemistry and molecular-...

Rob DeConto, Geosciences, was quoted in a Boston Globe article about recent storm-related flooding in Boston. The article cited research by DeConto that looked at the city’s future...

Joe Elkinton, Environmental Conservation, was interviewed about efforts to control the destructive winter moth using a parasitic fly. ...

An editorial in the Daily Hampshire Gazette praised UMass Amherst for demonstrating its “national prowess” through accomplishments including the $1.4 million grant to work with Tesla Energy on a new one-megawatt lithium ion storage battery system and the services provided to the public...

Two articles on the prevalence of lying in everyday life cite a study by Robert S. Feldman, Psychological & Brain Sciences, that found that 60 percent of adults can’t have a ten-minute...

WGBH profiled Duncan Irschick, Biology, and his Digital Life project, which uses the Beastcam tool he and two of his students invented to create 3-D models...

The Concord Consortium ran a piece about a course taught by Ludmila Tyler, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, in which students used Geniverse software to study dragon genetics and...

Stephen E. Schneider, Astronomy, was interviewed by CBS News about the winter solstice, including its connection to weather and the seasons....

Susan K. Whitbourne, emerita, Psychological & Brain Sciences, was interviewed about the growing wave of women who are coming forward to tell about allegations of rape, assault and sexual harassments, saying it reflects an “avalanche” because...

A group of CNS researchers led by Dhandapani Venkataraman, Chemistry, report that they have solved one of the major hurdles to long-term, efficient storage of solar power by developing a polymer-based...

The work of Diane Kelly, Psychological and Brain Sciences, was mentioned in an article about how scientists learn about the intricacies of genital interactions during sex for marine mammals....

Thomas Zoeller, Biology, was interviewed for an article about how the chemical perchlorate can collect in breast milk. He noted that scientists now know that...

The iCons (Integrated Concentration in Science) Program welcomed sixty new students to the program, more than three-quarters of them CNS majors. This is the eighth cohort of students in iCons, which prepares undergraduates to be problem solvers, leaders...