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Journalist Edmund Soon-Weng Yong Awarded 2016 Byron H. Waksman Award for Excellence in the Public Communication of Life Sciences


Yong was selected for his excellence in science writing, which includes his popular blog, Not Exactly Rocket Science, his work with national publications such as The Atlantic and National Geographic, and his first book, I Contain Multitudes, which...
17-Aug-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study Confirms Adage that with Age Comes Wisdom


A new study led by Professor of Psychology Frank Durgin, which appears in the journal I-Perception, finds that older adults are better at interpreting the correct slope of a hill than young adults, which he believes is because of greater life...
8-Aug-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Educational Psychologist K. Ann Renninger Describes the Power of Interest in New Book


Do you ever wonder why you are interested in one subject but not in another? Is it your sense that people are just born interested in one thing or another?
23-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Largest Crowdsource Astronomy Network Helps Confirm Discovery of “Tatooine” Planet


Lehigh University Assistant Professor of Physics Joshua Pepper is using crowdsourcing to gather observations worldwide—and the information is being used to verify the discovery of new planets, including Kepler-1647 b.
15-Jun-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Swarthmore Well-Represented at Paris Climate Talks


Swarthmore College is well-represented at what many are calling the most significant climate meeting in history. Five students and two faculty members are part of an interdisciplinary delegation attending the 21st United Nations Framework Convention...
7-Dec-2015 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Why Has America Stopped Winning Wars? Swarthmore Expert Explains in New Book


In his new book, Swarthmore College Political Scientist Dominic Tierney explains why the United States is struggling on the battlefield, how Washington can resolve a failing war, and how America can start winning again.
9-Jun-2015 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How a Swarthmore Biologist Used eBay and 3D Printing to Enhance His Laboratory

In need of a microscope to heat shock and image transgenic plants but with a limited budget, Associate Professor of Biology Nick Kaplinsky turned to eBay, finding the hardware he needed to build his custom RootScope for under $10,000.
27-Apr-2015 8:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Does a Person's Sense of Smell Reveal a Weight Bias?


Researchers discovered that visual cues associated with overweight or obese people can influence one’s sense of smell, and that the perceiver’s body mass index matters, too.
7-Apr-2015 8:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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