News tagged with graduate student

Is climate change behind California's dry spell?

California's parched landscapes are receiving a much-needed soaking this week as heavy rainstorms roll across the West Coast. The break in the state's dry spell is due to a weakening of an atmospheric anomaly that has been ...

Feb 28, 2014
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Urging women in physics to stay in physics

UC Berkeley graduate student Katayun Kamdin's experience as an undergraduate physics major at the University of Chicago was like that of many women who enter a field traditionally dominated by men.

Jan 17, 2014
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Magic in the lab is no sleight of hand

Gil Henkin '14 is a physics major, but that doesn't prevent him from working magic. In the lab in 222 Abelson, the young scientist conjures mesmerizing images of microscopic systems in motion.  

Jan 06, 2014
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Astronomers discover planet that shouldn't be there

An international team of astronomers, led by a University of Arizona graduate student, has discovered the most distantly orbiting planet found to date around a single, sun-like star. It is the first exoplanet ...

Dec 05, 2013
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Why guppies have genital claws

New research from evolutionary biologists at the University of Toronto shows that the male guppy grows claws on its genitals to make it more difficult for unreceptive females to get away during mating.

Aug 02, 2013
4.5 / 5 (4) 1 | with audio podcast