Science News Roundup: March 2017

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

March 18
Mary Ellen O’Toole discusses Phoenix serial killer
“Sometimes these dry spells go on for years, but people shouldn’t mistake that for cases being dormant,” says Mary Ellen O’Toole via US News.

March 15
William Kennedy and Andrew Crooks develop a computer model that predicts behavior after a nuclear attack
What would you do if you were in the midst of a nuclear attack? A computer model can already tell you.

March 15
Tom Lovejoy comments on climate change report
Climate change is real. How can we take action?

Michael Summers talks exoplanets
March 20: Via Laboratory Equipment
March 14: Via The People’s Show

Mason researchers find the surprising valuable use of Komodo dragon blood 
March 3: Via Tech Times 
March 2: Via the Economist

March 1
Mason alum, Danielle Craddock speaks about her non-profit, GIRL
With a partnership with George Mason College of Science, Danielle Craddock creates a STEM program for underrepresented girls.

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