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African Pygmy Kingfisher (Ispidina picta) photographed in Vwaza Wildlife Reserve, Malawi. Credit: Jason D. Weckstein

Study of African Birds Reveals Hotbed of Malaria Parasite Diversity

A new study published this week in the journal PLOS ONE explores the scope of malaria parasite diversity in southeast African birds, and provides insight into how lifestyle characteristics of birds can influence their association with different parasite genera.
Participants in the Academy of Natural Sciences adult overnight get ready for bed in Dinosaur Hall. Photo by Mike Servedio.

Academy of Natural Sciences Hosts First Overnight for Adults

Springing off the success of sleepovers for its younger visitors, the Academy of Natural Sciences invited adults to sleep over at the museum and bunk next to a T. rex.
The Drexel Storylab's "Insider Access Workshops" will use Drexel's unique archival treasures as inspiration for aspiring writers.

What Stories Do You Have to Tell? Drexel’s New Storylab Can Help

The Drexel Storylab, a new initiative in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English & Philosophy, aims to help writers of all levels jumpstart the creative process by working with established writers and looking for inspiration in unlikely places. 

North America: Ted Daeschler (second from right) with his team on Ellesmere Island.

Spanning the Globe: Drexel Research Reaches Around the World in 2014

Where in the world have Drexel professors conducted research in 2014? The answer: all seven continents.
Loÿc Vanderkluysen, PhD, monitors the active volcano Sinabung in Indonesia.

Q&A: Understanding the Eruption and Rescue Efforts at Japan's Mt. Ontake

Drexel vulcanologist Loÿc Vanderkluysen, PhD, provides insight into the science of volcanos and what challenges remain during the ongoing rescue effort in Japan.
Kenneth Lacovara, PhD (center) speaks with a crowd of community members in attendance at the Mantua Township Community Fossil Dig Day.

A World-Class Fossil Dig, a One-of-a-Kind Community Event

More than a thousand residents and visitors to southern New Jersey will dig their own fossils and learn from the Drexel University paleontologist and students who conduct globally significant scientific research at Mantua Township's third annual Community Fossil Dig Day.

Hemingway and the Academy

'A Warm Friendship': The Legacy of Hemingway and the Academy

In 1934, Ernest Hemingway invited two members of the Academy to fish with him in Cuba to study Atlantic billfish. Eighty years later, history will repeat itself when an Academy member travels to Havana with the author's grandsons to commemorate Hemingway's literary and scientific legacy. 

Drexel Team Unveils Supermassive Dinosaur Dreadnoughtus

A Drexel-led team has described a new dinosaur species with the most complete skeleton ever found of one of the largest animals to ever walk the Earth. At 85 feet (26 m) long and weighing about 65 tons (59,300 kg) in life, Dreadnoughtus schrani is the largest land animal for which a body mass can be accurately calculated.

Genevieve Dion

Genevieve Dion Named 'Scientist of the Year' at 2014 Philadelphia Geek Awards

Drexel University’s Genevieve Dion, an associate professor in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was named “Scientist of the Year” at the 2014 Philadelphia Geek Awards in recognition of her groundbreaking work in developing wearable technology.

Can Insects Be Art? In Exhibit Coming to the Academy, They Are

For some people, the idea of playing with insects may not sound too appealing. But for Christopher Marley, insects are a vibrant artistic medium.
Philly Geek Awards

Drexel Faculty, Students Among Nominees For 2014 Philadelphia Geek Awards

The annual Philadelphia Geek Awards have once again recognized the work of Drexel University’s faculty and students as some of the best examples of the city’s vibrant geek community over the past year.

Pinned insects

Bugs and Birds Swarming Academy This Summer

Birds and bugs — what would summer be without them? — will be featured in two exhibits, a favorite festival and a class for adults this summer at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.