OSU adaptation of free biology textbook may annually save students $100K

Lindsay Biga and Devon Quick are helping to adapt a free online human anatomy and physiology textbook, which may save students $100,000 annually in textbook costs.

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Scared out of its skin, ancient insect escaped sticky doom

"The ability to quickly get out of its skin, along with being smart enough to see a problem coming, saved its life," said amber fossil expert George Poinar, Jr.

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Art meets Science on the Pacific

Sarah Henkel will set sail on the Pacific Ocean not just with her research team, but with an artist, recent fine arts graduate Abigail Losli (BFA, '16).

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Five science students nab top NSF awards

Congratulations to Shannon Hennessey, Jack Koch, Zach Randell and Michael Brawner on receiving National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. In 2016 NSF received nearly 17,000 applications and offered 2,000 awards.

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Nate Kirk named Honors College Professor of the Year

Congratulations to Nate Kirk on being named Honors College Professor of the Year! Nate teaches BI 211H, 212H and 213H Principles of Biology. He also teaches a non-Honors section of BI 21x, as well as some summer courses at the Hatfield Marine Science Center.

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Eddies enhance survival of coral reef fish in sub-tropical waters

Su Sponaugle's latest research, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, illustrates the importance of ocean eddies on the survival of larval fishes.

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Narcisse snake dens a wonder of the natural world

Bob Mason and his graduate students are in a living laboratory of red-sided garter snakes in Narcisse, Manitoba. Their basic scientific research informs applied studies in humans and even in medicine.

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Dams cause trouble for aquatic insects

Dave Lytle and his lab have studied "hydropeaking," which is caused by hydroelectric dams and can affect the life cycles of insects and other animals.

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The Bionic Woman of Good Science

Jane Lubchenco advises the creation of "blue parks" -- fully protected marine reserves -- as one solution to our planet's water woes.

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The TEDification of the Large Lecture

Lesley Blair approaches her lectures in the new Learning Innovation Center like a play. PowerPoint slides, costumes and props enhance the learning experience in her General Biology courses.

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