The Academic Minute

These are profiles of new and exciting scholarly work.

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A new way to gather information about the past - DNA from museum specimens

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NSF-funded Laird Kramer transforms the undergraduate physics experience

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Biomechanics and why being active can help older adults live better and avoid falls

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The polar vortex and why it keeps making us bundle up during the winter months

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Looking underground for evidence of an abrupt change to the world’s weather

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How fossils come to rest on mountains and why ice sheets could be vulnerable to significant retreat

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What shipwrecks and tree rings can tell us about future hurricanes

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NSF-funded Amnon Kohen of the University of Iowa explains the process for making a drug safe for humans, but bad for bacteria

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How lightening gets started and why it strikes one thing and not the other

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Why fog and not rain collects mercury from the atmosphere, and what that could mean for coastal environments

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Research that shows women outperform men when it comes to recognizing faces