A&S in the News

A&S in the News: Feb. 4–10

Bumble bees are changing, and this UA professor asks why Al.com – Feb. 8 When reporting on Dr. Jeffrey Lozier, the University of Alabama’s bumble bee expert, it’s best to get the No. 1 myth out of the way up front. No, it’s not a miracle that bumble bees can fly, Lozier said last week. […]

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A&S in the News: Jan. 28–Feb. 3, 2017

Déjà Vu? Ocean Warmth Melted Ancient West Antarctic Ice Shelf EOS News – Jan. 31 Scientists sailing on a research cruise in the Amundsen Sea, off the coast of western Antarctica, have found evidence of massive, ancient loss of an ice shelf in the region, resulting from contact with warmer seawater. Seafloor sediment cores the […]

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A&S in the News: Jan. 21–27, 2017

Sonic Frontiers concert set for Friday in Moody Recital Hall Tuscaloosa News – Jan. 24 An electronic music pioneer will be featured Friday as part of the University of Alabama’s Sonic Frontiers concert series. Tim Perkis, who has worked in the medium of live electronic and computer sound since the 1970s, will perform beginning at […]

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A&S in the News — Jan. 14–20, 2017

Think your dog talks like people? Scientists say you might just be right Washington Post – Jan. 19 “Oh Long Johnson,” a cat once said, back in the primordial history of Internet memes. “Oh Don Piano. Why I eyes ya.” Or so said the captions — appended to the gibberish of a perturbed house cat […]

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A&S in the News – Jan. 7–13

Baboons yak ‘wahoo,’ make vowel-like sounds like humans, suggesting speech may date back 25 million years Japan Times – Jan. 11 Baboons make sounds that are similar to the vowels a,e,i,o and u, researchers said Wednesday, suggesting that some monkeys have had the physical capacity for language for millions of years. The findings in the […]

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A&S in the News — Jan. 1–6

China’s Largest Freshwater Lake Is Shrinking Huffington Post – Jan. 3 China’s largest freshwater lake is under serious threat, and it seems no one can agree on how to save it. Poyang Lake can swell to over 1,700 square miles, an area larger than Rhode Island. But photographs released by China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency […]

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A&S in the News – Dec. 16–31

As China’s Largest Freshwater Lake Shrinks, Solution Faces Criticism New York Times – Dec. 28 Long celebrated as China’s largest freshwater lake, Poyang reaches more than three times the expanse of Los Angeles in the summer wet season. It is home to the rare Yangtze finless porpoise, and its mud flats are the primary winter […]

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A&S in the News – Dec. 10–16

Little aliens in Death Valley? Yes, the proof’s in the original ‘Star Wars’ Las Vegas Review-Journal – Dec. 10 You can’t see “Rogue One” just yet, so here’s another “Star Wars” story for you: A long time ago in a desert outpost not so far from Las Vegas, seven lucky kids got to skip class […]

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A&S in the News – Dec. 3–9

Trump: A new kind of president Florence Times Daily – Dec. 4 President-elect Donald Trump’s grasp of the Constitution might not be very good, or he might simply be saying what his supporters want to hear. Trump a week ago said those who burn the United States flag should be punished with jail time or […]

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A&S in the News – Nov. 26–Dec. 2

The difference between ‘alt-right’ and ‘neo-Nazi’, explained USA Today – Nov. 23 If you’ve even been following the news a little bit over the past few weeks, you should have encountered the term alternative right, or alt-right for short. But what about these other terms that are resurfacing in the wake of the election? What’s […]

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