Topic: College of Natural Sciences

Psychology Researchers Map Neurological Process of Deciding

Nov. 2, 2016
BRAIN SCAN

Scientists can now map what happens neurologically when new information influences a person to change his or her mind, a finding that offers more insight into the mechanics of learning.

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Arctic Plays Outsized Role in Nitrogen Cycle

Oct. 26, 2016
The Arctic continental shelf

Areas of the Arctic play a larger role than previously thought in the global nitrogen cycle—the process responsible for keeping a critical element necessary for life flowing between the atmosphere, the land and oceans.

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Clever Fish Keep Cool

Oct. 5, 2016
The blue-green damselfish, Chromis viridis

Coral reef fish, who are capable of adapting to warmer temperatures due to global climate change, will probably opt instead to relocate to cooler waters.

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Bats Use Second Sense to Hunt Prey in Noisy Environments

Sept. 15, 2016
Fringe-lipped bat

This bat's ability to shift to a second sense for hunting might give it a leg up in competition with other predators in a noisy environment and might also alter prey populations.

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New Microscope Builds 3D Images by Mapping Negative Space

Sept. 6, 2016
Artists Concept of New Microscope Technique

A new super-resolution microscope technique could aid in the development of artificial organs such as skin or heart tissue.

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