Restoring seagrasses can bring coastal bays back to life

Healthy seagrasses form underwater meadows teeming with fish and shellfish. A successful large-scale restoration project in Virginia could become a model for reseeding damaged seagrass beds worldwide.

Karen McGlathery, Professor of Environmental Sciences and Director, Environmental Resilience Institute, University of Virginia • conversation
Oct. 20, 2020 ~11 min

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Millions of periodical cicadas to emerge in parts of US

After spending most of their lives in the soil, periodical cicadas will come out in three US states.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 24, 2020 ~2 min

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Harvard undergrad’s AI model helps to predict TB resistance

A Harvard undergrad, working with Harvard Medical School scientists, has designed an artificial intelligence model that predicts tuberculosis resistance to 10 most commonly used drugs. The new model outperforms previous machine-learning tools, and incorporating it into clinical tests could dramatically enhance early detection and prompt treatment of drug-resistant TB.

Ekaterina Pesheva • harvard
May 2, 2019 ~11 min

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Harvard undergrad’s AI model predicts TB resistance

A Harvard undergrad, working with Harvard Medical School scientists, has designed an artificial intelligence model that predicts tuberculosis resistance to 10 most commonly used drugs. The new model outperforms previous machine-learning tools, and incorporating it into clinical tests could dramatically enhance early detection and prompt treatment of drug-resistant TB.

Ekaterina Pesheva • harvard
May 2, 2019 ~11 min

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'Orange water'

Families in West Virginia say the coal mines have poisoned their water. Now they're fighting back.

By Gareth Evans • bbcnews
Feb. 11, 2019 ~9 min

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Scholar uncovers Virginia Woolf’s desire to ‘re-create sacred community’

Scholar Stephanie Paulsell discusses her forthcoming book, “Religion around Virginia Woolf,” in which she explores religious elements in the work of one of literature’s most noted atheists.

Paul Massari • harvard
Jan. 14, 2019 ~6 min

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