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UA Study Finds Unexplainable Activity in Distant Stars


Researcher pored through more than 10 years of existing Chandra X-ray Observatory data and found stars that repeatedly survive quick, massive surges in space energy. There are no such instances in our galaxy, as stars are destroyed by similar...
19-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Wheel Lets Researchers Measure Fruit-Fly Exercise


A new study led by corresponding author Dr. Laura Reed suggests that a device called the TreadWheel can be used to study the benefits of exercise on Drosophila — fruit flies.
17-Oct-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Fruit-Fly Diet Impacts Descendants, Researcher Finds


For a fruit fly, what its grandparents ate may affect how much it weighs. But the passing down of a body type based on diet is not a simple cause and effect, a researcher has found.
15-Aug-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Shows Stark Differences in How Conservatives, Liberals Value Empirical Data


A University of Alabama-led study surveyed participants in the Deep South and West Coast on the opportunity to view novel data on three topics - two of which were political - but weren't told of the results or who commissioned the studies....
13-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Son of One of First White Students at Meharry Medical College Creates Feature-Length Movie About His Father's Experience


Poster for “Service to Man.” TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — University of Alabama theatre professor Seth Panitch recently completed a full, feature-length film that has been selected as one of 25 films to be showcased in the 20th American Black Film...
10-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Alabama Researcher Helps Unlock Bio-Diversity Mystery


Using phylogenetic software to analyze algae from ocean depths of more than 100 meters, UA biologist Dr. Juan Lopez-Bautista discovered multi-cellular structures that diversified more than 540 millions years ago
10-May-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Cite Evidence That Mosasaurs Were Warm-Blooded

Mosasaurs – an extinct group of aquatic reptiles that thrived during the Late Cretaceous period – possibly were “endotherms,” or warm-blooded creatures.
6-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UA Researcher Studies Cuba’s Coastal Forests in Anticipation of Tourism Increase


Dr. Michael Steinberg, a University of Alabama associate professor in New College and geography, is conducting a study of the coastal mangrove forests in Cuba’s Zapata Peninsula and the Jardines de la Reina Garden of the Queen Marine Reserve...
4-May-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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