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Mississippi River keeps fooding and humans are to blame, data show

In a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature, Munoz and his colleagues write that the probability of a 100-year flood occurring in the Mississippi River system has increased by 20 percent over the past 500 years, three-quarters of which is due to river engineering and other human activities.
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Local teens get hands-on learning at marine Science Center

Northeastern’s Marine Science Center kicked off its outreach field season on Tuesday by hosting teenagers from a school in Lynn, Massachusetts, who spent the morning exploring marine life along the center’s rocky shores, learning about biodiversity at the center’s touch tanks, and engaging with researchers studying everything from salt marshes to the physiology and health of corals.

Audio Tour of East Point history launched

The Marine Science Center is pleased to announce the launch of a new audio tour about the history of East Point, which is available on smartphones and tablets. Scan the QR code in the photo or visit http://uniguide.me to get the App. Once you have the App, search for Marine Science Center. The tour has 9 […]
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The clear blood of an Antarctic fish may reveal fundamental insights into our cardiovascular biology

Northeastern University Marine Science Center postdoctoral researcher Jake Daane, under the mentorship of Professor Bill Detrich, has just received a fellowship from the American Heart Association to study the genetic underpinnings of the rare blood and cardiovascular systems of these fishes.
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Blood is thicker than water for the common reed – at least that’s what the soil tells us

In a paper published in Nature Communications, Northeastern University Professor Jennifer Bowen and University of Rhode Island Professor Laura Meyerson reveal that a native type of the common reed (Phragmites australis) has more in common with other native populations of the plant growing elsewhere across the country than they have in common with invasive types occupying the same ecosystem.
View of Marine Science Center coastline

A day at the Marine Science Center

A photographic look at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center (MSC) in Nahant, Massachusetts portrays the sights, the seas, and the science happening in and around this very active marine research facility. Check it out here.