University of Southern California

Venus flytrap of the sea

A team of USC Dornsife biologists affiliated with the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies is working on a $1.2 million study of marine organisms that are the microscopic equivalent of the Venus ...

dateJun 20, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
shares0 comments 0

Content kingmaker—quality or webpage position?

In today's Information Age, it's easy get overwhelmed by online content. On YouTube alone, over 100 hours worth of video is uploaded every minute. Showcasing the most interesting content allows providers ...

dateJun 12, 2014 in Internet
shares0 comments 0

The small but mighty chickpea

Bumping along the dirt roads of rural southeastern Turkey in a battered Jeep, Sergey Nuzhdin and his team of collaborators got an occasional glimpse of the plumes of smoke rising across the border in war-torn ...

dateMar 31, 2014 in Biotechnology
shares0 comments 1

When dinosaurs flew

(Phys.org) —A team of paleontologists affiliated with USC Dornsife and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County has determined that birds were capable of modern flight patterns much earlier than ...

dateFeb 05, 2014 in Archaeology & Fossils
shares0 comments 0

Strides in Earthquake Science

Twenty years ago, a fault that scientists didn't even know existed slipped, triggering a massive 6.7 magnitude earthquake centered beneath the San Fernando Valley, with shockwaves rippling throughout the ...

dateJan 17, 2014 in Earth Sciences
shares0 comments 1

Octopus got your tongue?

It's an unusual coupling: A linguist and a marine biologist are working together to investigate the human tongue. In their study, the USC Dornsife researchers are using two species of octopus and tiny worms ...

dateJan 07, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
shares0 comments 0