Keeping bacteria at bay in Hawaiian water bodies

Tyler Gerken, recent graduate from the University of Washington, School of Public Health, collecting soils from native forests on Hawaii Island. The research team determined levels of the different bacteria in the samples. Credit: Maria Steadmon During heavy rains, Hawaii’s streams, rivers, and nearshore waters change on microscopic levels. Bacteria in these aquatic systems increase, … Read more

Tiny limbs and long bodies: Coordinating lizard locomotion

Credit: Georgia Institute of Technology Snakes and lizards have distinct body movement patterns. Lizards bend from side to side as they retract their legs to walk or run. Snakes, on the other hand, slither and undulate, like a wave that travels down the body. However, there are species of lizards that have long, snakelike bodies, … Read more