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Now is a time — as we’ve seen with false information coming from the White House — that public science and scientists need to be insulated from political meddling and retaliation. It is crucial in the midst of the pandemic that the public be accurately informed.

Glacier

As scientists study a glacier many see as a keystone to the crumbling of glaciers in the Antarctic, teacher Sarah Slack will be on board, dispatching her observations so others can learn from the expedition. 

Voorheesville Elementary School students will be learning coding and programming skills, thanks to a grant secured by Alan Fiero, a long-time science teacher who became a teaching assistant in retirement.

For the past 10 years, a group of volunteers have protected from peril the paths that frogs and salamanders use to migrate to return to the place where they can breed.

Febronia Mansour

Febronia Mansour, a senior at Guilderland High School, discusses her last three years of studies that range from the study of one's gait to examining the link of Alzheimer's disease and autism and using the species Caenorhabditis elegans, a type of roundworm, to study neuroscience.

 

Linda VanAller Hernick, a former cytotechnician and paleobotanist, has written a book on exploring the world of freshwater microorganisms in ditches and ponds surrounding her Rensselaerville home. She hopes others will be encouraged to partake in this little-known study.

Habitats of North American birds, especially wintering grounds in Central America, face their greatest threat from human activities, according to a recent study published in the journal Global Change Biology.

 

 

 


 

State biologists are trying to better understand the wild turkey. The Department of Environmental Conservation is asking citizens to record their observations of turkeys this summer.

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