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November

  • Mount Agung

    Q&A: Could Bali's Mount Agung have a Major Eruption?

    November 30, 2017

    Around 100,000 people on the Indonesian island of Bali have been evacuated from their homes, and more could follow as the island’s most prominent mountain has begun to show signs of a potential major eruption. Assistant Professor Loÿc Vanderkluysen, PhD, has been monitoring the situation from afar and conversing with his volcanologist colleagues about it.

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    History Professor Tiago Saraiva Wins Pfizer Prize

    November 28, 2017

    Tiago Saraiva, PhD, was awarded the Pfizer Prize for best scholarly book, "Fascist Pigs: Technoscientific Organisms and the History of Fascism" (MIT Press, October 2016) at the 2017 History of Science Society (HSS) annual meeting.

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  • A colorized scan of the profile of Satan eurystomus from the right side. Screenshot from video.

    Academy of Natural Sciences Scan Reveals the Bones of Satan…Fish

    November 08, 2017

    A fish named after the devil because of its underground home was scanned by scientists at the Academy of Natural Sciences and the University of Texas in the hopes of understanding how it’s related to other catfish.

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    Investigating the Ethics of Autism Research

    November 08, 2017

    Autism spectrum disorder is a complex issue historically, culturally and scientifically. The broad definition of autism — which encompasses a range of symptoms related to communication, social responsiveness and behavior — raises unique challenges for scientists, many of whom may not have the tools to anticipate the ethical implications of their research.

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