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[Image: Too Much Light at Night Causes Spring to Come Early] Too Much Light at Night Causes Spring to Come Early
If trees are budding earlier, this could have a larger effect on the surrounding ecosystem. Eric Vandernoot, the lab coordinator of the Florida Atlantic University Astronomical Observatory, says light pollution alters plant cycles. It throws their bud dormancy out of whack, along with their growth patterns and time when they drop their leaves and fruit. Read more.
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[Image: Shark Week] Shark Week
Michelle McComb from Florida Atlantic University and her research team:
"[H]ammerhead eyes, though far apart, have the greatest overlap in their fields of view. The winghead shark has a 48-degree arc in front of it that's covered by both eyes, which must give it exceptional depth perception. By comparison, the scalloped hammerhead has a binocular overlap of 34 degrees, the bonnethead has a much smaller one of 13 degrees, and the lemon and blacknose sharks have the ...
[Image: Blacktip Sharks Annual Migration] Blacktip Sharks Annual Migration
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water... Tens of thousands of blacktip sharks have been spotted in South Florida's water as they search for warmer waters and food. The sharks normally appear in the area in mid-January and remain for around two months, reported The Sun Sentinel. Stephen Kajiura, professor of Biological Sciences at Florida Atlantic University, studied the ocean from a plane Friday and recorded thousands of sharks off Palm Beach...
[Image: Generous Gift] Generous Gift
Florida Atlantic University recently received a $1 million gift from Dr. Walter and Lalita Janke to establish the Walter and Lalita Janke Innovations in Sustainability Science Research Fund, which will support faculty research that advances knowledge and applications relevant for improving environmental sustainability.
"We are extremely grateful to Dr. and Mrs. Janke for their generosity and commitment to supporting sustainability research at Florida Atlantic University," said ...
[Image: Girls Discover STEM at Scripps] Girls Discover STEM at Scripps
West Palm Beach, Florida, November 19, 2015- On Saturday, November 14th, 2015, the Women's Foundation of Palm Beach County hosted their 6th annual Girls Leadership Institute (GLI) with a focus on STEM at The Scripps Research Institute. Approximately 130 girls in sixth through tenth grades were selected out of over 300 nominated to participate in the program.
"Our future depends on how well we educate the next generation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics - and ...