Nature

Surfing the Wave of Ocean Exploration with Dr. Robert Ballard

Surfing the Wave of Ocean Exploration with Dr. Robert Ballard

By Simona Giunta In November, oceanographer Sylvia Earle, leader of the first all-female team of aquanauts, amazed the RU community with a personal account of her underwater experiences.  Naturally, this excitement was amplified when Robert Ballard visited RU as the guest of honor for the […]

Pigeons: Darwin’s Unappreciated Avian Assistant

Pigeons: Darwin’s Unappreciated Avian Assistant

By Michael Wheelock, @MSWheelock The Fallacy of Finches If I contribute as much to science as the pigeon has, I’ll consider my career an overwhelming success. Why? Because pigeons were instrumental in helping Darwin argue for evolution by natural selection. “Wait a second Mike,” you […]