Science News Roundup: January 2017

Here is the science news, relating to George Mason University and the College of Science for the month of January 2017: 

January 20
Nadine Kabbani explains how menthol makes cigarettes more addictive
In a With Good Reason podcast, Kabbani says teens are 50 percent more likely to choose menthol cigarettes than regular ones.

January 9
Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers says climate change and biodiversity debates should be combined
Hamakers believes REDD+ will benefit from both angles on the international scope.

January 7
AOES’ Martha Buckley comments on climate change and the Atlantic ocean
While Buckley is uncertain about the direct impact, she’s firm that other climate change effects will occur via The Atlantic.

AOES’ Martha Buckley comments on climate change and the Atlantic ocean
While Buckley is uncertain about the direct impact, she’s firm that other climate change effects will occur via Yahoo News.

News we’ve missed from the last month or more

December 29
Thomas Lovejoy fears impact of Brazilian climate policy changes
Lovejoy voiced his concern about Brazil’s amendment of the Paris climate agreement via The Washington Post.

 

Student Accolades

January 23
Biology student Brekhanna Gull to present at 2017 National Conference on Undergraduate Research
Gull will present her “Antimicrobial peptides against Yersinia pseudotuberculosis” abstract at NCUR in Memphis.

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