Love at First Site
1:00p.m. - 1:15p.m.
Penn Museum, 3260 South St.
The witchhazel is a species of flower that blooms in cold temperatures and lives around campus, and in abundance at the Morris Arboretum. The Arboretum’s Anthony Aiello talks the ins and outs of the strange species.
Coral reefs are envisioned as the seats of great biodiversity, but they may not be where all that diversity got its start. In a new study in Science, paleobiologist Lauren Sallan and colleagues reveal that the earliest fish may have diversified in shallower waters near shore.
Reto Gieré of the School of Arts and Sciences and colleagues say the new mineral, isolated from a sample of igneous rock in central Madagascar, may help immobilize nuclear waste.
The assistant professor in interdisciplinary studies at Penn is the first Ph.D. graduate to receive the Distinguished Service Award for Early Achievement award by her alma mater.
A conference on campus brings together The Water Center at Penn and city officials and community members across the country to find solutions for better water utilities and access.
The director of horticulture at Morris Arboretum on the beauty, unpredictability, and future for cherry tree season.
Observations from Puerto Rican river rocks, New Mexican sand grains, Italian ocean pebbles, and the lab lent Douglas Jerolmack and his team insight into a general geophysical process.
Katherine Unger Baillie
Science News Officer
Penn student Steven Jasinski found the remains of Trachemys haugrudi, an ancestor of the red-eared slider turtle, suggesting a “once greater diversity” of turtles than today.
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Lauren Sallan of the School of Arts and Sciences offered commentary on the diversification of marine life in the period following the end-Cretaceous mass extinction.
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