UT and Blount County officials recently took to the community to help try to improve seat belt use.
onEarth magazine interviewed Vladimir Dinets for this story about the importance of bat guano to the existence of entire ecosystems.
The News Sentinel featured Jon Shefner, head of the Department of Sociology, in a story this week about a privatization forum.
Thanos Papanicolaou’s study of soil health over time is garnering attention in the scientific community. Science news service Phys.Org linked to the study, and the National Science Foundations’s Science 360 Newsletter made it the top story of the day.
Several outlets featured the research of Albrecht von Arnim, which shows that lack of adequate sleep could short-circuit your system and interfere with a fundamental cellular process that drives physical growth, physiological adaptation, and even brain activity.
Colin Sumrall co-authored a study about the revelation of a digestive system in a 320-million-year-old animal, which sheds light on the early evolutionary history of starfish and related animals. Several online publications featured the news including Phys.Org and North Carolina-based High Country Press.
Mother Jones mentioned the research of Gary McCracken in this story featuring fascinating research about bats.
Several media outlets, and science and online publications recently featured Vladimir Dinets’ research showing the importance of bats to the survival of a rare frog and other species.
Salon featured the research of Garriy Shteynberg, assistant professor of psychology, in a story that examines the spooky science of thrills and Halloween fear.
The Society of Physics Students dropped pumpkins frozen with liquid nitrogen from a height of 80 feet Friday near the Humanities and Social Sciences building as part of some Halloween fun. The event focused on science engagement and literacy. Several local media outlets covered the story.