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  • Golden Crowned Kinglet

    Into The Trees

    November 16, 2016

    A few times a year, scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University venture to remote regions of the planet on some of the most important field trips in the name of science: collecting expeditions. The material they bring back has the potential to open new lines of research and answer limitless questions about life on Earth.

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  • Jonathan E. Spanier, PhD

    Tiny Switch

    November 15, 2016

    A bit of residual moisture helped researchers unlock the ultraviolet light-emitting potential of a material they were studying.

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  • Mario the Dragon Drexel University Statue

    STAR Scholar Q&A with Ejaz Momen and Professor Lloyd Ackert

    November 08, 2016

    Ejaz Momen, Politics '20, has a very full schedule, including an accelerated BA-JD with Drexel University’s School of Law, minors in Arabic and History, and keeping up with his favorite British television shows (imports only – no substitutions!). But in addition to all of his scholarly work, Ejaz took his first summer at Drexel University to participate in the STAR Scholars program with Lloyd Ackert, PhD.

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  • Dimetrodon

    Dimetrodon Discovery

    November 07, 2016

    A prehistoric fossil is “discovered” in the University’s collections and finally classified with its close relatives, 160 years after being dug out of the ground. Since 1845, a segment of an upper jawbone with serrated, inches-long teeth has resided on a shelf at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University under the name Bathygnathus borealism. But like many of the millions of specimens at the Academy, this 270-million-year-old fossil still had a story to tell.

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  • John Kounios, PhD

    The Thinker

    November 07, 2016

    How does a brain scientist known for discovering the neural pathway of sudden, creative insight achieve his own flashes of inspiration? It’s all about getting into the right headspace.

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