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The fossil detective

Uncovering what drives the evolution of new animals is key for understanding the history of life on Earth. Geologist James Lamsdell is embarking on this exploration as a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s CAREER award.
1-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Love orchids? Thank their fungus.

Since few resources are available to protect orchids, many of which are endangered species, one biology student is developing new ways to sustain them.
24-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Finding renewal in the aftermath of floods

Four years after the disastrous flooding in southern West Virginia, new research highlights the role faith-based groups and other community organizations have played in the relief and recovery efforts.
19-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Overcoming crime in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is known around the world over for its rainforests, coffee and beaches. But despite Costa Rica's reputation for safety and its recent economic growth, criminals use its strategic location for smuggling activities. A team of U.S. forensic...
18-Jun-2020 10:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Finding Community in Digital Spaces

The coronavirus has driven us indoors and separated us from coworkers, friends and loved ones. That’s nothing really new for Sara Loftus, a geography doctoral student who is studying how to build an online community. See what motivated her to...
10-Jun-2020 9:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Psychologist shares quick relief for parents struggling with child behavior during COVID-19 pandemic

Nonstop family time during the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified challenges for parents caring for young children around the clock. Using research-backed therapies that she helped pioneer, a WVU psychology professor has quick relief strategies for...
2-Jun-2020 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Planting seeds for a safe and healthy society

A new West Virginia University research collaborative is working to address the many challenging conditions facing the state and Appalachia.
11-May-2020 11:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A rapid research response to COVID-19’s effect on communities

With the COVID-19 pandemic upending life as we know it, researchers are taking quick action to study how people from Appalachia to Europe are responding to the pressure this crisis has placed on their communities.
30-Apr-2020 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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