A New Transitional Bird Fossil Has Been Found

In 1870, parts of a fossilized bird were found in Kansas and then described by the American paleontologist Othniel Marsh. This new bird, dubbed Ichthyornis dispar, was one of the first fossil birds found in North America, and there was something special about it. It was recognized as a scientifically important specimen due to the […]

Three For The Price of One: Testing Sustainable Aquaculture Systems

Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture (IMTA) may be the future of aquaculture. Compared to traditional farms that only grow one species, IMTA farms produce multiple edible products and provide increased sustainability. These integrated systems use the waste products from one species to grow another, and often the lowest trophic organism (usually algae/seaweed) then becomes feed for one […]

Three for the price of one: Testing sustainable aquaculture systems

Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture (IMTA) may be the future of aquaculture. Compared to traditional farms that only grow one species, IMTA farms produce multiple edible products and provide increased sustainability. These integrated systems use the waste products from one species to grow another, and often the lowest trophic organism (usually algae/seaweed) then becomes feed for one […]

When DNA meets LEGO: Sculpting on the Nanoscale

Think back to your childhood, and there’s one thing many of us had in common: LEGOs. In fact, I challenge you to find someone who has never played with LEGO bricks in their lifetime. From houses to spaceships, the possibilities are seemingly endless with these colorful bricks. Now, think of your favorite LEGO creation, and […]

How Bacteria Platoons Communicate to Conquer

The more we know about how pathogenic bacteria arrive to and colonize our bodies, the better we can take measures to help our immune system combat them. While most bacteria that we coexist with are beneficial to us or at the very least, neutral, our body is constantly battling against microorganisms that may harms us. […]