Science News Roundup: June 2017

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

June 25
Dr. Peters points out the dramatic extent of diseased corals 
In the Washington Post.

June 25
Coral reefs are suffering due to global warming, ecologist Dr. Peters explains
In My San Antonio.

June 19
Michael Summers talks about exoplanets
In a video interview, Summers discusses exoplanets and his new book.

June 16
Mark Uhen explains Minnesota’s dearth of dinosaur fossils
Rock deposits are key to finding dino evidence, according to Mason researcher Mark Uhen.

Mason’s Honey Bee Initiative creates sanctuary from trash landfill in Fairfax Co. 
June 15: Honey Bee initiative to help fight endangerment, thanks to Mason team.
June 8: 12 hives to create research opportunity for Mason researchers.
June 7: Mason researchers hope honey bee sanctuary will flourish ecosystem.

June 7
Daniel Tong’s research answers dust storm questions
Dust storms and Valley Fever are on the rise in the Midwest, CSISS’s Daniel Tong explains why.

June 2
Monique Van Hoek talks about Komodo dragon blood in use of preventing infections
Mason researchers search for the new source of antibiotics… in Dragon blood?

 

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