Saving the Caribbean queen conch

Thousands of empty conch shells line the shores of the Caribbean. Credit: Megan Davis With an estimated lifespan between 25 to 40 years, the queen conch (Strombus gigas) is a prized delicacy long harvested for food and is revered for its beautiful shell. Second only to the spiny lobster, it is one of the most […]

Global trial reveals life saving drug for acute myeloid leukemia

A landmark paper published today in the New England Journal of Medicine describes the results from a global trial across 148 sites in 23 countries, showing a 30 per cent improvement in survival in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).  The Phase 3 clinical trial called QUAZAR, showed that a drug, called CC-486, significantly improved […]

Saving Lives by Predicting Dust Storms

Sometimes kilometers wide and thousands of meters tall, dust storms look like massive, advancing walls of airborne dirt. They’re so thick and form so quickly that they can cut visibility to zero in under a minute. When dust storms strike highways, they make safe driving nearly impossible. These storms can even transport infectious […]

Saving historical landmarks from climate change could mean altering them

Venice lands among the top example of international treasures that are buckling under climate change. But there are plenty of places that could use the same attention. (Dylan Freedom/Unsplash/) Erin Seekamp is a professor of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at North Carolina State University. This story originally featured on The Conversation. With global travel […]

Daylight Saving Time: A Guide to the When, Why, What and How

On Sunday, Nov. 1, most Americans will push their clocks back an hour, as daylight saving time (sometimes erroneously called daylight savings time) comes to an end. In March 2021, daylight saving time will begin again and we’ll set our clocks forward by an hour in those regions that observe DST. These fall and spring […]