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Did Asteroid Impact or Volcanic Eruption Kill the Dinosaurs? Probably Both, Says New Study

October 02, 2015
Layered lava flows of the Deccan Traps east of Mumbai, India. Photo by Mark Richards

Was it an asteroid impact on Earth 66 million years ago that wiped out the dinosaurs? Or the eruption of volcanoes in India for hundreds of thousands of years? For decades, paleontologists and geologists have debated the role these two global events played in the last mass extinction....

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Debating the Pope: Social Scientists Engage Pope's Call for Climate Change Dialogue in Top Journal

September 25, 2015
Pope Francis greeting crowds

In Pope Francis’ nearly 200-page climate change encyclical, Laudato SI, published earlier this year, he explicitly calls for a “dialogue with all people about our common home.” A group of leading social scientists provide a scholarly foundation for that dialogue in a special series of commentaries p...

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As Demand for African Timber Soars, Birds Pay the Ultimate Price

September 14, 2015
Illegal and legal logging in Ghana

Tropical forests are home to more of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity than any other habitat but are increasingly threatened by the impact of human activities. Illegal logging, in particular, poses a severe and increasing threat to tropical forests worldwide. But, until now, its impact on tropic...

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New Book Argues that Social Sciences Are Critical to Climate Conversation: Climate Change is a "People Problem"

August 20, 2015
Smokestacks and smoke as sun sets in sky

Pope Francis recently made an impassioned plea for a “cultural revolution” to combat climate change, calling for collective action and “a conversation which includes everyone.” Thus far, the climate conversation has often neglected the contributions...

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The Way to a Woman's Heart is Through Her Stomach, Too

August 14, 2015
Heart-Shaped Chocolates

You’ve heard that romance starts in the kitchen and not in the bedroom. Well, researchers at Drexel University finally have the science to support that saying – but not the way you might think....

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Most Adults Are Sexting and That May Not Be a Bad Thing

August 10, 2015
Sexting Study

More than 8 out of 10 people surveyed online admitted to sexting in the prior year, according to a new study from Drexel University’s Women’s Health Psychology Lab. The researchers also found that increased levels of sexting were associated with greater sexual satisfaction, especially for those in a...

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Where Commerce and Conservation Clash: Bushmeat Trade Grows with Economic Prosperity in 13-Year Study

August 03, 2015
Rivas - Bushmeat Market

The bushmeat market in the city of Malabo is bustling—more so today than it was nearly two decades ago, when Gail Hearn, PhD, began what is now one of the region’s longest continuously running studies of commercial hunting activity. At the peak of recorded activity in 2010, on any given day more tha...

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In Photos: #CoASDayintheLife

July 31, 2015
2015 CoASDayintheLife - First Place Winner

From creepy, crawly bugs in the lab to street art in the Caribbean, the adventures of the College of Arts and Sciences community's days are worth a thousand words....

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Finding a Major That Fits

July 14, 2015
Drexel University Emerging Scholars Program in the College of Arts and Sciences

When it comes to choosing the path to your career, Lloyd Ackert firmly believes in exploration. As a young man, he headed to the University of Minnesota with the intention of studying English. That changed....

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Quick Take: A Paleontologist’s View of the New Horizons Pluto Flyby

July 13, 2015

Drexel University Professor of Paleontology and Geology Kenneth Lacovara shared this view with Alan Stern, principal investigator of the New Horizons mission, as relayed in Stern’s editorial (with Science editor Marcia McNutt) published in Science....

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