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Bird Study Highlighted in Nature

NIMBioS postdoctoral fellow Jeremy Beaulieu’s recent work in a study of evolution in pigeon and doves garnered a mention in Nature last week. “Behavioural changes and the adaptive diversification of pigeons and doves,” published in Proceedings of the Royal Society … Continue reading

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Teaching Evolution Without Tears

Teaching evolution without tears can be a tall order for science teachers in a nation where 46 percent of Americans believe in creationism over science (Gallup Poll), but NIMBioS is trying to help get good information into the hands of … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Signs Partnership with Tennessee State University

NIMBioS has signed a new minority-serving institution partnership with Tennessee State University to promote diversity in math and science. As part of the agreement, NIMBioS-affiliated scientists will visit TSU, give seminars and talk about opportunities at NIMBioS. TSU faculty and … Continue reading

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This Week @ NIMBioS: Helping the Dairy Cow

Dairy cows, and other ruminants, are the focus of a new Working Group meeting this week at NIMBioS. The “Within-host modeling of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) infections” Working Group focuses on the bacterial pathogen MAP, which causes an intestinal … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Shares Biology & Math at USA Science & Engineering Festival

NIMBioS had a great time in DC last weekend exhibiting to a crowd of more than 150,000 at the USA Science and Engineering Festival. Billed as “the largest celebration of science in the USA,” special guests included “rock stars” of … Continue reading

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Lessons from Darwin: Hip-Hop Version

NIMBioS Songwriter-in-Residence Baba Brinkman brought his hip-hop exploration of modern biology to an enthusiastic audience at UT last week when he performed an hour-long excerpt from his critically acclaimed Off-Broadway show, “Rap Guide to Evolution.” He was accompanied by DJ … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Outreach Featured on AAAS Site

NIMBioS’s Education and Outreach program is a featured story on the AAAS Member Central website. Padmini Rangamani, UC Berkeley postdoctoral fellow and past NIMBioS workshop participant, interviewed Kelly Sturner, NIMBioS Education & Outreach Coordinator for the story. Sturner discusses how … Continue reading

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Mathematics of Planet Earth Announces Competition for Open Source Exhibition of Virtual Modules

The Mathematics of Planet Earth, an international initiative by the North American math institutes, is sponsoring a competition for an open source exhibition of virtual modules. The modules submitted to the competition will be part of an open source exhibition … Continue reading

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High School Scholars Connect Math and Biology Using Biodiversity

A group of Tennessee high school students and teachers learned about how math and biology converge during a visit to NIMBioS last week as a part of the Tennessee Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. The symposium is an annual event … Continue reading

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The Many Voices of Science

NIMBioS Songwriter-in-Residence RB Morris stopped by with crew from a local radio station to record a chorus of voices for his “Science for the People” song. NIMBioS staffers and scientists belted out the chorus to this catchy tune. And, yes, … Continue reading

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