Science News Roundup: February 2016

Here is the science news, relating to George Mason University and the College of Science for the month of February 2016: 

February 29
February Faculty and Staff Accolades
Accolades celebrate the professional achievements of the faculty and staff in the College of Science.

February 23
Mason’s Leila Hamdan and Jennifer Salerno Study BP Oil Spill Effects
Hamdan and Salerno assessed the spill’s effects on ancient shipwrecks.

February 19
Thomas Lovejoy Calls New Climate Study an Important Advance
The study determined locations most sensitive to climate change.

February 11
Professor Thomas Lovejoy Studies Amazon Deforestation in Brazil
Lovejoy examines the progression of deforestation and shares potential solutions.

February 8
Mason Researchers Develop Groundbreaking Lyme Test
The test checks for early stage Lyme disease and similar approaches are in the works for Ebola, malaria, and tuberculosis.

February 5
Forensic Science’s Mary Ellen O’Toole Profiles Accused Murderers
Former FBI profiler Mary Ellen O’Toole digs into what caused two college students to murder a 13-year-old.

February 3
Professor Mark Uhen Prepares a Whale Specimen
Smithsonian’s Ocean Portal captures Dr. Mark Uhen as he drills away the rock around the bones of an ancient whale.

February 2
Biology Professor Andrea Weeks Conducts Field Research on African Hunting
Andrea Weeks shares research on poison arrow hunting in Namibia.

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