October 23, 2014

“Where the Sun Never Sleeps (and Neither Do the Scientists)” – Field Notes from Toolik Lake, Alaska

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MBL Scientists to Participate in International Ocean Sampling Day

Marine diatoms. Credit: Gordon T. Taylor, Stony Brook University

Contact: Diana Kenney dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-289-7139; cell 508-685-3525 WOODS HOLE, Mass.— Saturday, June 21, 2014 is International Ocean Sampling Day. Scientists around the globe—including at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL)—will be collecting water samples, each containing a myriad of microorganisms, from different sites in the ocean. The goal of Ocean Sampling Day is to provide fundamental […]

Paleontologist and Author Neil Shubin to Kick Off MBL Friday Evening Lecture Series, June 27

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Contact: Gina Hebert 508-289-7725; ghebert@mbl.edu MBL, Woods Hole, MA– Our arms, legs, necks, and lungs were bequeathed to us by a fish that lumbered onto land millions of years ago. The genetic legacy of this creature can be seen today in our own DNA, including the genes used to build the quintessentially human feature, our […]

Second Scientific Retreat Moves MBL, University of Chicago Toward “A New Era in Discovery”

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Longtime MBL Employee Lionel Hall Receives 2014 John K. Bullard Diversity Award

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WOODS HOLE, MA—Longtime MBL employee Lionel Hall has been selected as the 2014 recipient of The John K. Bullard Diversity Award, given every other year to an individual in the Woods Hole community who plays a significant role in making the community more inclusive and more welcoming of people of all backgrounds. The award is […]

The Four Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla to be Performed at MBL Summer Concert, July 20

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Printable version (pdf) Contact: Gina Hebert 508-289-7725; ghebert@mbl.edu MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—Tickets are now on sale for the MBL Summer Concert featuring Curtis On Tour, a program of the Philadelphia-based Curtis Institute of Music.  The concert will be held on Sunday, July 20 at 7:00 PM in the Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole. […]

A New Look at Old Forests: Study Revises Theory on Growth and Carbon Storage in Mature Trees

Harvard Forest in Petersham, Mass. Credit: D. Foster

Contact: Diana Kenney dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-289-7139 WOODS HOLE, Mass.— As forests age, their ability to grow decreases, a new study by Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) scientists and colleagues has determined. Since most U.S. forests are maturing from regeneration that began about 100 years ago when extensive clear-cutting occurred, the study suggests the future growth of U.S. […]

@MBL: Science Journalism Fellows Conducting Urban Mosquito Habitat Studies

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MBL Career Development Program Launches Second Year

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Printable version (pdf)   Contact: A. Kristine Johnson 508-289-7766; kjohnson@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, MA—The MBL will launch its second year of SUCCESS, a career development program for young scientists, on June 18, 2014. Chaired by MBL Director of Education Bill Reznikoff, SUCCESS (which stands for Shaping and Understanding Career Choices in Education, Science, and Self) is […]

MBL Awards Fellowships to Health and Environmental Science Journalists

SJP Biomedical Fellow Onche Onde and Brad Shuster, co-director of the Biomedical Course, at work in the lab at MBL. Credit: Melanie DG Kaplan

Contact: Diana Kenney 508-289-7139; dkenney@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, Mass. – Thirteen science journalists have been awarded Logan Science Journalism Fellowships from the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), an international center for biological, biomedical, and environmental research and training and an affiliate of the University of Chicago. Now in its 28th year, the MBL’s Logan Science Journalism Program […]