The Academic Minute

These are profiles of new and exciting scholarly work.

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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

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Chemist Amnon Kohen of the University of Iowa discusses the process for making a drug safe for humans, but bad for bacteria

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Why ice sheets could be vulnerable to significant retreat and rapidly rising seas on a warming planet

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Why fog collects mercury from the atmosphere and what that could mean for coastal environments

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NSF-funded physicist explains why getting a solid out of equilibrium could bring big benefits in the future

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How an NSF-funded researcher is using shipwrecks & tree rings to predict where hurricanes will hit in the future

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Like it or not, you're probably getting a dose of someone else's bacteria. So how is that a good thing?

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Samuel Sober of Emory University explores which part of our brain helps us avoid making the same error twice

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Molly Cummings of the University of Texas, Austin describes how fish use polarized light to disappear from view in the open ocean

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We're kicking off "World Space Week" with this feature about finding the “fingerprints” of the first group of stars in our universe