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Exploring What Makes Cooperation Work
touch, affection, nerves, gentle
January 29th, 2015
By studying primates such as monkeys, apes and even humans, Sarah Brosnan works to understand how cooperation has evolved across time.
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Urgently Examining Environmental Impacts of Fertilizer Run-off
Angela Peace uses applied mathematics to solve diverse questions about biological phenomena
January 25th, 2015
As human activity alters the balance of nutrient cycles in nature, one mathematical biologist seeks answers to questions about how phosphorous pollution affects our lakes.
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Computer Models Aid Kidney Disease Research
Ioannis Sgouralis creates computer models to assess organ behavior in varying conditions
January 23rd, 2015
Ioannis Sgouralis of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis is using mathematical modeling to study how the kidneys behave in a range of different conditions.
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Mysteries Under the Mundane Help Save Species
Jake Ferguson studies seasonality to aid predictions of animal population trends
January 28th, 2015
Studying seasonality and the ebb and flow of resources helps this researcher predict animal population growth and decline.
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Balancing the Good and Bad: News for Coral Reefs
reefs cape in the Philippines
January 25th, 2015
Marine ecologist Paul Sikkel discusses his passion for and work with coral reefs and the best ways to protect them.
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From Drawing to Morphology: Sandy Kawano
Sandy Kawano creates 3-D fossil models
November 6th, 2014
A childhood love of drawing leads Sandy Kawano into a branch of biology studying in animal body shapes
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Lemur Lady Campaigns for Endangered Lemurs
lemur lady Patricia Wright researches how to save lemurs
August 22nd, 2014
Renowned scientist and conservationist Patricia Wright battles to save one of the world’s most endangered primates.
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Parrot Pecking Order Hints at Humans' Social Lives
Elizabeth Hobson catches a parakeet i
January 27th, 2015
Researchers uses quantitative methods to understand how and why species such as parrots develop complex social societies and how those social relationships compare to other animals.
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How Plants Affect the Global Carbon Cycle
Caroline Farrior studies trees

January 24th, 2015
Caroline Farrior uses math to understand the old plants play in the global carbon cycle so scientists will be able to predict the path of climate change.
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From Slot Machines to Self-Tracking Devices: An Anthropologist Story
Natasha Schüll human-machine interaction

September 12th, 2014
Anthropologist Natasha Schüll seeks to understand our connections and responses to machines and technology.
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