Climate change in a land of make believe

Environmental scientists from Delaware State University, Virginia State University, and Morgan State University have devised a survival plan for a tiny island nation threatened by global warming. That the nation doesn’t exist is beside the point. By 2075, the Lao Pao River—the main water supply and lifeblood of the South Pacific’s Ayese Islands—will be a shell of … Continue reading Climate change in a land of make believe

Take this cocktail of viruses and call me in the morning

With superbugs—drug-resistant bacteria—poised to bring an end to the antibiotics revolution, researchers affiliated with the South Carolina-based HBCU Claflin University review the history and potential of a controversial, virus-based therapy that is getting a second look. Continue reading Take this cocktail of viruses and call me in the morning

Five reasons we’re excited about the 2015 National Society of Black Physicists Conference

It’s being called one of the largest academic meetings of minority physicists in the United States. And with more than 600 expected attendees, it’s hard to argue with the claim. This week, the 2015 Conference of the National Society of Black Physicists will convene at the Hilton in Baltimore. Coincidentally (or maybe not), that’s a short drive away … Continue reading Five reasons we’re excited about the 2015 National Society of Black Physicists Conference

Is clean air worth the cost? A case study for developing megacities

Once known as the smog capital of the world, Los Angeles is on its way to shedding that reputation. Beijing, take notice! If you grew up in or near a large US city in the 1980s and 90s, you might recall the frequent warnings—especially on hot days—of high ozone (O3) levels. Breathing ground-level ozone—a product of … Continue reading Is clean air worth the cost? A case study for developing megacities

Birthdays of prominent Black scientists and inventors

In January, HBSciU began featuring prominent Black scientists and inventors–alive or deceased–on their birthdays. You can find the features on the day they appear in our Facebook and Twitter feeds. We celebrated the birthdays of Daniel Hale Williams and John McNeile Hunter. Born on 18 January 1856, Dr. Williams (shown in the feature image) was a pioneer … Continue reading Birthdays of prominent Black scientists and inventors