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Research Spotlight

Pliobates cataloniae roamed the Earth 11.6 million years ago

Extinct Ape Species Resets the Scale on Humans’ Ancestors

October 29, 2015

The research, published in Science, provides details on the beginning of ape and human history.

Fun fact: Some tarantulas can live up to 25 years in captivity

Hunters, Architects and Super Sleuths: 13 Surprising Facts About Spiders

October 29, 2015

Spiders are easily associated with creepy crawlers and witches’ brew, especially at Halloween. But with more than 45,000 known species and a scientific term for the fear they induce (arachnophobia), there is a lot more to the invertebrates.

Research Spotlight

Stacked Solar Cell

Scientists Design Solar Cell that Captures Nearly All Energy of Solar Spectrum

July 11, 2017

Scientists have designed and constructed a prototype for a new solar cell that integrates multiple cells stacked into a single device capable of capturing nearly all of the energy in the solar spectrum.

Using light, “spark” cells (green) and automation, Entcheva’s lab speeds up the process of drug screening in heart cells (red) t

GW Researchers Use Light to Control Human Heart Cells and Expedite Development of New Drugs

May 10, 2016

The research is outlined in a paper which published in Nature Communications on Tuesday.

Researchers have described a new species of plant-eating dinosaur, Hualianceratops wucaiwanensis, that stood on its hind feet an

Triceratops Gets A Cousin: Researchers Identify Another Horned Dinosaur Species

December 09, 2015

The findings were published in PLOS ONE on Dec. 9.