Science & Technology

Is Big Money Influencing Science? πŸ”Š

Raising big money is a relatively new phenomenon in academia. How did science, government, and industry become so entwined with one another and what has it meant for scholarly research? Big money has supported cross-institution collaborations researching both medicine...

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Can the Bee Colony Collapse be Stopped? πŸ”Š

Throughout much of the world bee populations have been declining, threatening food supplies that rely on the pollinators to reproduce. Their deaths have been tied to insecticides, climate change, and killer mites. What is the latest research on the globalΒ health of...

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Are Our Oceans Under Threat? πŸ”Š

Our fates are tied to the fate of our oceans, which generate half of the world's oxygen, as well as provide water, food, recreation, culture, and some $24 trillion of the global economy. But ocean life is under threat by multiple stressors β€” climate change,...

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Why Is Distinguishing Native from Alien Species Important?

By James Russell - From the first moment Polynesians landed ashore and carried their gourds and dogs with them, colonists have sought to enrich the flora and fauna of New Zealand with species that might perceivably improve the environment and our livelihoods. Today,...

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Why Are Melting Glaciers a Problem? πŸ”Š

Climate change, receding glaciers and melting ice sheets are causing the world’s oceans to rise. What does the melting of glaciers and ice sheets due to climate change mean for the world’s coastal cities? Will this ongoing issue cause problems into the future for city populations? We discuss these issues with Andrea Dutton and Brian Fagen.

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