Topic: College of Natural Sciences

Corals Already Adapting to Global Warming, Scientists Say

June 25, 2015
A diver surveys temperature-tolerant corals in the Great Barrier Reef

Some coral populations already have genetic variants necessary to tolerate warm ocean waters, and humans can help to spread these genes, a team of scientists has found.

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Medication May Stop Drug and Alcohol Addiction

June 23, 2015
Hitoshi Morikawa

Researchers have successfully stopped cocaine and alcohol addiction in experiments using a drug already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat high blood pressure. 

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2015 Summer Blockbusters: Meet the Science Truth Detector

June 18, 2015
film still from Terminator Genisys

With summer movie season in full swing, cinema-goers nationwide are leaving theaters with a big question in mind: "Could that really happen?" Our crack team of scientists rates the far-fetched notions in these films. Check out the Science Truth Detector.

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First Magnetic Field Sensor Discovered in Animal

June 17, 2015
Magnetosensor in C. elegans worms

Researchers have identified the first sensor of the Earth’s magnetic field in an animal, finding in the brain of a tiny worm a big clue to a long-held mystery about how animals’ internal compasses work.

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Researchers Build World's Thinnest Light Bulb from Graphene

June 15, 2015
Graphene-based light source

Researchers have demonstrated—for the first time—a visible light source using graphene, an atomically thin form of carbon. This new type of light source could form the basis of faster communications devices and computer displays that are thin, flexible and transparent.

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