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Earliest Skeletal Animals Built Reefs

Reef-building in skeletal animals appeared much earlier in evolutionary history than previously thought, as far back as 548 million years ago

July 3, 2014 — Jessica Morrison and Nature magazine

1 Year Later, What Does Fukushima Mean for Nuclear Research?

Map of nuclear power reactors in the USA (image from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission - http://www.nrc.gov) How does a Canadian-American professor of uranium mineralogy living in the unassuming American Midwest respond to the one-year anniversary of Fukushima?

March 12, 2012 — Jessica Morrison

Science on a Mission: Engineering a Sustainable Future for Haitians without Homes

Graduate student Dustin Mix works with community members in Léogâne to develop plans for engineered housing. (credit: A. Taflanidis) Suppose, for a moment, that you were presented with an opportunity to put what you learned in the classroom, what you learned in the lab, what you learned in the field to use for the benefit of hundreds of thousands of people.

November 17, 2011 — Jessica Morrison

Rad Science: Getting to Know Tomorrow's Nuclear Scientists

Nuclear scientists of tomorrow look and act a lot like any other group of young adults. They wear nice clothes to conferences, they laugh at all my jokes, and they get really excited when they talk about their passions.

September 21, 2011 — Jessica Morrison

Conversation Piece: The Evolution of Nuclear Science

Michael Lombardi, a former biology and environmental science teacher at Rutherford High School in Panama City, Florida, loved to teach evolution. "I really liked that I could debunk some of the myths," says Lombardi.

August 5, 2011 — Jessica Morrison

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