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Mid-Atlantic Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments consortium formed


 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grant for $3.6 million over five years will support formation of MARISA (Mid-Atlantic Regional Integrated Sciences and... read more

Project explores how virtual reality can help students learn


 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Any Trekkie (a fan of Star Trek) knows what the fictional holodeck is: a virtual reality space where people can experience representations of real or imaginary environments... read more

Patagonian fossil leaves reveal rapid recovery from dinosaur extinction event


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Ancient feeding marks from hungry insects in South American leaf fossils are shedding new light on the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs. Scientists analyzed insect... read more

A Flip-Flopping Climate Could Explain Mars's Watery Past


In the 1970s, images of Mars taken by the Mariner and Viking spacecraft revealed enormous channels and valley networks—both of which are reminiscent of catastrophic floods and river drainage systems... read more

Q&A: Lexi Jamieson Marsh and Ellen Currano: Face to face


 Outside the hall containing the posters and exhibits at last month's Geological Society of America meeting in Denver, Colorado, was a surprise. A travelling photography exhibition displayed large,... read more