Rutgers marine scientists Oscar Schofield and Scott Glenn, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, speak with RadioTimes host Marty Moss-Coane on WHYY Public Radio in Philadelphia. They discuss “Gliderpalooza,” a collaborative ocean survey coordinated by American and Canadian government agencies and the role the Slocum gliders play in ocean research. Listen to the broadcast.
One undergraduate student and two high school students affiliated with the lab of Tracy Anthony, associate professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, won prestigious research awards for their investigative and laboratory work during the summer of 2013. [Read more...]
As much of the United States shivers through a cold spell, readers may be hard pressed to remember the summer heat waves that have been coming in increasing frequency. The southwestern U.S. baked during this past summer. High heat in the Midwest and East Coast in summer 2012 killed 82 people, which followed a record summer in 2011…These events are not random and can be blamed on the disappearance of sea ice from the Arctic Ocean and, to a lesser extent, the melting of snow cover in the Arctic, say climate scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and Rutgers University. Their study was published December 7 in Nature Climate Change.
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“Hot pepper in the body invigorates the soul” is a popular adage in West Africa. Members of the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology have been evaluating peppers from different parts of the world as part of the ethnic crop research initiative started at Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences in 2001. [Read more...]
Five Rutgers students traveled to Brazil to present research at the International Symposium of Undergraduate Research during the week of October 21. The students were awarded the opportunity to travel through the different campuses of the University of Sao Paulo (USP) in an effort to bridge cultural and linguistic barriers through scientific exchange. This trip is facilitated through a longstanding exchange between Rutgers University and The University of Sao Paulo. [Read more...]