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Famous Fish Fossil Goes on Display

April 10, 2015
Famous Fish Fossil

A group of remarkably well-preserved fossils that demonstrate the evolutionary transition from finned to limbed animals—and that made world headlines—is heading back to Canada, but not before the fossils get a proper send-off....

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Study of African Birds Reveals Hotbed of Malaria Parasite Diversity

April 09, 2015
African Pygmy Kingfisher

When you think of tropical biodiversity, you may picture flocks of colorful birds flitting through lush foliage—but what you are less likely to imagine is the plethora of parasites and pathogens pulsing through the bloodstreams of those birds. Among these microscopic organisms are Plasmodium par...

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Freshwater Mussels, their Role in Local Waterways on Display in Lecture and Exhibit at the Wagner Free Institute of Science

February 10, 2015
Freshwater Mussels from the Unionidae Collection at the Wagner Free Institute of Science

On February 26, 2015 at 6:00 PM the Wagner Free Institute of Science will host Aquatic Underdogs: How Freshwater Mussels Can Help Save our Great Waters, an illustrated presentation by Danielle Kreeger, PhD, BEES Research Associate Professor and Science Director for the Partnership for the Delaware E...

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Dreadnoughtus Schrani Highlighted in the President’s Report [VIDEO]

February 06, 2015
Ken Lacovara, PhD, with Dreadnoughtus Schrani

The discovery and naming of Dreadnoughtus schrani, a 65-ton, supermassive sauropod dinosaur that lived 77 million years ago, was highlighted in the 2014 Drexel University President's Report. Associate Professor Ken Lavocara, PhD, who discovered the dinosaur in Patagonia back in 2005...

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A Year of Finding New Life on This Planet

January 06, 2015
Heterangaeus mongolica photo by Jason Weintraub

In most year-in-review posts, the Drexel News Blog takes the opportunity to reflect on experiences and stories, both local and global, that they took note of over the past 12 months. But this one is about new finds that you might not have heard about - and it's remarkable how unremarked such things ...

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