New research, titled “Lift and Wakes of Flying Snakes," appears March 4 in the journal Physics of Fluids. This work is the first to study the lift of a snake's cross-section computationally.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Will Fund the Project; Protea Biosciences, Inc.; SRI International; and GE Global Research Are Partners
WASHINGTON—A team of American and Israeli researchers has unearthed what could be the largest and oldest wine cellar in the Near East.
A team of researchers studying plants has assembled the largest dated evolutionary tree, using it to show the order in which flowering plants evolved specific strategies, such as the seasonal shedding of leaves, to move into areas with cold winters. The results are published today in the journal Nature.
The ancestor of snakes and lizards likely gave birth to live young, rather than laid eggs, and over time species have switched back and forth in their preferred reproductive mode, according to research published in print in Ecology Letters Dec. 17.
Researchers, using quantitative methods focused on the shape of dental fossils, find that none of the usual suspects fits the expected profile of an ancestor of Neanderthals and modern humans. They also present evidence that the lines that led to Neanderthals and modern humans diverged nearly 1 million years ago, much earlier than studies based on molecular evidence have suggested.
Comprehensive immigration reform that includes a clear path to citizenship could drastically reduce violence against women and girls in the United States and across the world, according to a new policy brief released today by the George Washington University Global Women’s Institute and We Belong Together.
The George Washington University Global Women’s Institute (GWI) is the educational partner of the Malala Fund, a nonprofit, named for Malala Yousafzai, working to ensure that girls around the world have access to education. GWI-affiliated faculty will work with the publisher Little, Brown and Company to develop curriculum tools to accompany Malala’s recently released memoir, “I Am Malala.”
A George Washington University researcher will receive $1.3 million over the next five years from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) for research that will help better understand how type 2 diabetes develops, possibly informing the development of novel treatments to reverse the disease.