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Labidus Praedator. Photo by Dinesh Rao. Mountaineering Ants Use Body Heat to Warm Nests
Underground army ants can keep their nests — called bivouacs — warm with their body heat; this social warming may enable fragile offspring to survive in chilly mountain forests , according to Drexel University researchers.
A fruit fly on a compost pile. Photo by John Tann. Ladykiller: Artificial Sweetener Proves Deadly for Female Flies
In testing multiple artificial sweeteners, a Drexel University research team found that one was particularly deadly for female fruit flies — and left males relatively untouched.
A scanning electron microscope image of a diatom. Courtesy of Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization. Tiny Algae Ideal for Sniffing Out Nutrient Pollution in Water
Tiny algae, called diatoms, living in water could be key to providing a definitive and clear measure of whether streams, rivers and lakes have damaging levels of nutrients in them.
Drexel Graduates its First Class of Coulter Fellows
During the first year of Drexel’s Coulter Fellows Program in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, graduate students across the University worked together on medical and engineering research.
friend request The Benefits of Friending a Grownup
When teen and adult worlds collide on social media it can be weird and awkward at times, but research from Drexel University suggests these socially messy interactions can turn out to be valuable life experiences.
spinal pain Researchers Explore Epigenetic Influences of Chronic Pain
A College of Medicine study is a first step in identifying new, non-opioid drugs for treating chronic pain.
Air Traffic Control Drexel to Host International Conference on Research in Air Transportation
An international group of researchers, industry professionals, operators and regulators will convene from June 20-24 for the 7th International Conference on Research in Air Transportation (ICRAT), co-sponsored by the FAA and Eurocontrol.
Left side view of the Hypophthalmus marginatus collected from the Suriname River. After Centuries of Confusion, Unique Bones Help Scientists Place Catfish
The Hypophthalmus catfish has long stumped scientists trying to explore its origins, but a pair of researchers from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University finally believes their analysis of the fish’s backbone and unique swim bladder has solved the puzzle.
A giant panda cooling off with a block of ice. Photo by Mingxi Li. Pandas Don’t Like It Hot: Temperature, Not Food is Biggest Concern for Conservation
China’s bamboo supply is more than enough to support giant pandas after it was discovered that they have bigger appetites than originally believed, but climate change could destroy their plentiful food source anyway.