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Low Oxygen and pH Levels in Estuaries Causing More Death to Larval Blue Crabs

Inhabiting a vast network of estuaries along the Atlantic coast, blue crabs are ecologically important and represent one of the valuable and prized fisheries in the United States. Blue crabs spawn in estuaries at a time of year when water-quality...
7-Dec-2018 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


Study Reveals Peace in Colombia Has an Unexpected Result – Deforestation

In a first-of-a-kind study published Nature Ecology & Evolution, scientists provide evidence that implementing the peace accords in Colombia coincided with a spike of fires and deforestation in protected areas.
30-Nov-2018 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites


When NBA Players Tweet Late at Night, They Play Worse Basketball

A new study to be published online in the journal Sleep Health reveals that late-night social media use by NBA players is linked to poorer next-day performance on the court. The study examines more than 37,000 tweets and builds on preliminary...
13-Nov-2018 1:15 PM EST Add to Favorites


Study Reveals More Water in the Earth’s Interior Than Expected

A study of the seismic structure beneath the Mariana Trench by a team of researchers from Stony Brook University and Washington University indicates that about three or four times more water is dragged deep into the earth’s interior than...
14-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Anthropologists Publish on Tiniest Ever Fossil Ape Species Described

Stony Brook University Anthropology Professor James Rossie and the late Andrew Hill, an anthropology professor at Yale University, were just starting their 2004 field season in the Tugen Hills, Kenya when Rossie plucked a tooth out of the sediment....
31-Oct-2018 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Study Reveals Pregnancy-Associated Deaths Involving Opioids More Than Doubled

In a study of pregnancy-associated deaths of women from 2007 to 2016, researchers found that mortality involving opioids either during pregnancy or up to one year post-pregnancy more than doubled during that time.
2-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


New Technology Designed to Prevent Network Hacking Licensed to LI Company

In the search for more secure communications technologies designed to prevent hacking, a team of Stony Brook University researchers created a technology that uses quantum memory applications at room temperatures to securely store and transfer...
25-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Synthetic “Gene Thermometers” Show How Cells Endure Heat or Cold

A Stony Brook University study published in PNAS, could help scientists to better determine how temperature changes affect genes in various cell types, The research may also help scientists to control genes when seeking answers to diseases caused by...
24-Oct-2018 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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