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SB Joins New Online Research Channel

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FuturityLogoStony Brook is once again in select company—it belongs to a group of leading research universities that participates in Futurity.org, an online research channel covering the latest discoveries in science, engineering, the environment, health, and other cutting-edge topics.

One story involving Stony Brook research features a report on how young lemon sharks in the Bahamas stay close to their birthplace as they mature. Demian Chapman, shark scientist with the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook, wrote the story about lemon sharks.

Stony Brook researcher Arthur Stone recently took part in reporting the findings of a survey suggesting that people with lower education and income levels are more likely to experience symptoms of colds and flu, headaches, and pain than those with higher levels. The survey also reveals that on any given day 23 percent of the adults in the United States report feeling physical pain while the rate among people earning less than $12,000 is 46.6 percent.

Stone is a distinguished professor and vice chairman of psychiatry and behavioral science at Stony Brook, and collaborated on the story with Princeton University and University College London colleagues, and the Gallup Organization.

The site currently features research news from 53 top universities in the United States, Canada, and England.

The collaborative online channel allows participating universities the chance to share knowledge of breakthroughs in research directly with the general public.

Futurity has made a push to increase readership, membership, and extend its reach by becoming active on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, RSS Feeds, and by seeking major Internet news providers as potential partners.

Site visitors can sign up for daily e-mail updates and comment on stories. Learn about tomorrow’s most important discoveries today on Futurity.org.

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