What’s happening beneath Greenland?

A new study on the Greenland Ice Sheet provides valuable insight on climate change, using unique research methods to establish new estimates of ice loss for both modern and ancient times, says UB geologist Beata Csatho, one of more than a dozen team members on the...

Indian Ocean sea level on the rise

A new paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research shows that sea level rise in the northern Indian Ocean rose twice as fast as the global average since 2003. This represents a stark contrast to the previous decade, when the region experienced very little sea level...

Antarctic mystery solved?

Scientists say ocean fossils found in mountains are cause for concern over future sea levels Tiny ocean fossils distributed widely across rock surfaces in the Transantarctic Mountains point to the potential for a substantial rise in global sea levels under conditions...

New explanation offered for symptoms of fragile X syndrome

Until recently, scientists thought they understood one of the underlying causes of fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability in the United States. The syndrome, which is associated with autism, was believed to be linked primarily...

Oxytocin Enhances Spirituality, New Study Says

Oxytocin has been dubbed the “love hormone” for its role promoting social bonding, altruism and more. Now new research from Duke University suggests the hormone may also support spirituality. In the study, men reported a greater sense of spirituality shortly after...

Engineers and intriguing data from deep space

After 10 weeks of flawless operation in 2015, the radar aboard NASA’s billion-dollar Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite suddenly stopped sending signals back to Earth. Understandably, “there was a sense of loss and disappointment,” said Mahta Moghaddam, a...

Making Catalysts Smarter

The industrial catalysts of the future won’t just speed up reactions, they’ll control how chemical processes work and determine how much of a particular product is made. A team of researchers led by Phillip Christopher, assistant professor of chemical and...

Hippocampus helps fill in the blanks of language

A new study shows that when you finish your spouse’s sentences or answer a fill-in-the-blank question, you’re engaging the brain’s relay station for memories, an area that until now was largely neglected by scientists studying language. It seems obvious that speaking...

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