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Ocean’s plastics offer a floating fortress to a mess of microbes (FEATURE STORY)

Plants trick bacteria into attacking too soon

Soviets nailed first landing on moon

Random changes in behavior speed bacteria evolution

Behavior, body size impact bats’ fight against white-nose syndrome

Plesiosaurs swam like penguins

No fairy tale: Origins of some famous stories go back thousands of years

Humans visited Arctic earlier than thought

Phytoplankton flunk photosynthesis efficiency test

Number of wild bees drops where they’re needed most

Year in review: New dates, place proposed for dogs’ beginnings

Forgetful male voles more likely to wander from mate

Single gene influences a petunia’s primary pollinator

Some warblers make their long winter migration even longer

New dating of dino ancestor challenges Triassic timeline

Humankind’s water use greater than thought

Many Amazon trees endangered

Engineered vocal cords show promise in animal tests

Ancient gardeners saved the gourd

Chilly cages may skew disease studies in lab mice

Early stars found swirling in the Milky Way center

Kangaroo farts may not be so eco-friendly after all

Rising temperatures complicate efforts to manage cod fishery

Parched parts of Earth expanding

Salamander ancestors could regenerate limbs

For glowworms, the brightest girls get the guy

DNA trail leads to new spot for dog domestication

Sleep time in hunter-gatherer groups on low end of scale

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

QnAs with Fraser Stoddart

QnAs with Christopher Monroe

QnAs with Daan Frenkel

Profile of Marius Clore

Profile of Warren J. Leonard

Profile of Raymond J. Deshaies


Chelonians for dinner: hunting threatens at-risk turtles and tortoises in India

Weird and mysterious: scientists find new shark species

Is 20 millions tons enough? Scientists recommend plastic crackdown as oceans choke

Why are the tropics so rich with life?

One lizard, four species: the collared treerunner

Earth Magazine

Sudden gas eruption shakes the ground near Rome’s airport

Mapping how malaria risk changes as new dams go up

Appalachian Voices

Getting Wild: The Tennessee Wilderness Proposal

The Forest’s Bread and Butter

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Sugar and Splice 

Heating up

STICKY FINGERS: How One Researcher is Improving the Science of Fingerprints

Hardwoods in peril

Olufemi Omitaomu:  Paper boats to energy efficiency

Battery Boost

Lasers, fish ears and environmental change

Protein shake-up

Flipping the switch

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire

Antarctic about-face

Collaborative vision, saving sight

College of Education, University of Maryland

COE Researchers Awarded $577K to Study Teacher Diversity

New COE Faculty Awarded Prestigious NIH Grant

An Active Learning Framework for Effective Undergraduate STEM Education

COE Researchers Address Faculty Workload Inequities in ACE Report

COE researcher helps fight COVID-19 vaccine misinformation in new handbook

Harnessing Brain Imaging to Understand Child Development

Student Affairs at COE – A Celebrated History

A Proud Tradition in Special Education

Mathematical modeling during the COVID-19 pandemic, QnA with COE’s Gregory Hancock

Evaluating plausibility to combat misinformation

To tell real vs false online, high schoolers receive professional fact-checking training

Novice Teachers have Role in Designing Core Practices for English Learners, University of Maryland Research Finds

How Durable Are Foster Care’s Benefits?

Madeleine Sherak: Finding a superhero in everyone

NIH Awards $1.67M for Research on Promoting Diverse Friendships, Reducing Bias in Childhood

Broaden Lens on Early Childhood Development in Latino Families, Study Recommends

Children’s Stereotypes About Wealth Influence Their Expectations About Peer Exclusion

At Dean’s Lecture, Brit Kirwan Presents on Equity and Excellence in Maryland K-12 Education

COE Students, Faculty, and Alumni Receive NASPA Awards

New Study Examines Expectations of Black Women in College

Influence of Perceived Cultural Barriers on Mental Health Help-seeking by Asian American Students

Maryland Today

Can Parenting Blunt the Pandemic’s Blow to Kids?

Research: How Durable Are Foster Care’s Benefits?

X’ing Out Exclusion

Parental Involvement a “Protective Factor” for Mental Health

Undoing Disparities

Evaluating Info Like a Pro

$3M in Grants to Support Teacher-coaching Model on Middle Schoolers’ Reading Comprehension

Grant to Fund Study of Latinx Representation in Higher Education Leadership

Federal Grant Funds UMD-County Partnership on School Counseling Course For Mental Health

Education Researchers Awarded $2M in National Collaboration Supporting Students With Disabilities