A&S in the News: October 24-30, 2021

Bee Genetics

The genetics behind bees’ black and yellow butts: Gizmodo – Oct. 22

… “The use of high-performance computation power has made this type of research more manageable and reproducible,” said lead author Sarthok Rahman, a biologist now at The University of Alabama, in the same release. “Because it’s a non-model organism, we also have to use other genomic sources from Drosophila and mice, for example, to search the genes and assign the identity.”

Literary Gateways

Literary gateways on UA’s campus: The Crimson White – Oct. 24

Tucked away in offices around The University of Alabama’s campus are communities centered around creativity and authenticity.

Fall Break

Fall break: What’s open, what’s closed on campus: Tuscaloosa Patch – Oct. 25

Staying on campus during the break? You can still study, exercise, use Crimson Ride, visit museums, and enjoy nature and art.

Spooky Season

Top 10: The spookiest real places to visit in Tuscaloosa: Tuscaloosa Patch – Oct. 25

… No. 7. Reese Phifer Hall (University of Alabama), No. 6. The Little Round House, No.5. The Gorgas House, No. 2. Bryce Hospital

Aquatic Fungus

Aquatic fungus now a threat to terrestrial frog survival; will they be the next amphibians to be wiped off the map?: The Science Times – Oct. 25

… Gui Becker, a University of Alabama professor in the United States, said such animals are quite tiny and difficult to search. After they died, they decompose fast.

Hodges’ Meteorite

The woman who was hit by a meteorite: Amusing Planet – Oct. 26

At the Alabama Museum of Natural History located in The University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa, there is a small chunk of black space rock that created history on November 30, 1954, when it came crashing through the roof of Ann Hodges’s home in Sylacauga, Alabama, and landed on her as she napped under quilts on the sofa.

Moundville 5K

Run ‘round the Mounds at Moundville Archaeological Park Nov. 6: Tuscaloosa Patch – Oct. 27

The University of Alabama’s Moundville Archaeological Park will host the fourth annual Moundville 5K Footrace Nov. 6 as part of its celebration of Native American Heritage Month.

Halftime in Bryant-Denny

‘A dream come true’: Crimsonettes reflect on their return to Bryant-Denny: The Crimson White – Oct. 28

During last weekend’s homecoming game in Bryant-Denny Stadium, 26 Crimsonettes performed at halftime for the first time in over a year.