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Dinosaurs may have been warm-blooded after all

Washington Post

You may not know this, but the warm and/or cold nature of dinosaurs is…hotly contested. A study last year put dinosaurs solidly in-between cold-blooded reptiles and warm-blooded modern mammals, metabolically speaking. But by analyzing the same data, Stony Brook University Professor Michael D’Emic came to a different conclusion: Dinosaurs weren’t wishy-washy when it came to body temperature regulation, they were just plain warm-blooded. His findings will be published Friday in Science.

Harmful algae surfacing in Southampton


"Typically, these events can go on all the way into the fall," says Christopher Gobler, of Stony Brook University. "We’ve had some events going all the way into November."

Temperature’s Rising: Expert Says Dinosaurs Were Warm-Blooded

New York Times

Paleontologist Michael D’Emic of Stony Brook University in New York took issue with the conclusion of other researchers last year that dinosaurs were neither cold-blooded nor warm-blooded, but had a metabolism somewhere in between.

Shutterbugs program focuses on creativity for young cancer patients


On Wednesday, the inaugural class of Pablove Shutterbugs, a group of 30 pediatric cancer patients who took photography classes either last fall or in the spring, will show its work at the Stony Brook University Cancer Center. Proceeds will go toward helping fund more five-week sessions.

NOAA predicts below-normal Atlantic hurricane season


Earlier, researchers at Stony Brook University, where a new prediction model has been developed, and Colorado State University forecast a below-average Atlantic hurricane season.

Homeowners Pitch In $360k For Georgica Pond Study

Southampton Press

The research will be conducted by scientists from the Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, who were already conducting water monitoring in the pond for the East Hampton Town Trustees. The scientists, led by Dr. Christopher Gobler’s team of specialists on harmful algal blooms, will be looking at water conditions in the pond and attempting to identify what pollutants are feeding the algae blooms, what their source, or sources, are, and what can be done to tamp down their effects.

Listen: Lemur Calls Turned Into Beautiful Beatbox Jams

National Geographic

Ben Mirin is up to the task. With help from primatologist Patricia Wright, the musician is putting together his own brand of beatbox music using vocalizations from many of the world’s 103 lemur species. Mirin, a long-time birder, self-taught musician, and science journalist, introduced himself to Wright in 2014 at the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival. "When he told me he’d been using bird song in his music I thought, what a shame," said Wright, of Stony Brook University in New York. "Lemurs make much more interesting sounds!

Noah Smith: Death of genius John Nash and his beautiful ideas

News Tribune/Bloomberg News

Stony Brook University’s Noah Smith writes: "We think of Nash as an economist, because he won the Nobel Prize in economics (in 1994). But, like people at the very top of many quantitative fields, he thought of himself as a mathematician. Nash’s fatal car crash came just as he was returning from receiving the Abel Prize, a prestigious math award, for solving a thorny geometry problem back in the 1950s. Economics was just one more target for Nash’s mathematical brilliance."

Billy Joel Honored During Stony Brook University’s Commencement Ceremony

Long Island’s own Stony Brook University held their 55th commencement ceremony on Friday, May 22nd, honoring Billy Joel and Charles B. Wang with honorary degrees; Joel with a Doctor of Music and Wang with a Doctor of Humane Letters.

Food conference comes to Stony Brook Southampton


Chefs, farmers, vintners, brewers, food purveyors, retailers and food media will gather at Stony Brook Southampton June 5 to 7 for the first "Edible Business" conference. Edible East End magazine has partnered with Stony Brook’s The Food Lab culinary think tank to "discuss the path towards healthy regional food systems."

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