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Mosquitoes can hear over surprisingly long distances

Mosquitoes can hear over surprisingly long distances

Published Feb 8, 2019

In a new study, published in the journal Current Biology, researchers at Cornell University and Binghamton University have shown that mosquitoes are able to hear a range of low frequencies as far away as 10 meters (32 feet). Moreover, that frequency range correlates with many sounds made by human speech, Forbes reports. Read more

Technology that can do everything

Technology that can do everything

Published Jan 9, 2019

Biosensors are detection devices with endless applications, from farming to bomb detection, as described in this SciTechNow segment with Binghamton expert Wunmi Sadik. Read more

Easter Island heads mystery solved?

Easter Island heads mystery solved?

Published Oct 15, 2018

A new Binghamton study suggests that the lost civilization of Easter Island may have chosen the location of the iconic moai heads to signal where fresh water was available, Newsweek reports. Read more

We may finally know how Easter Island’s statues got their stone hats

We may finally know how Easter Island’s statues got their stone hats

Published Jun 19, 2018

Almost a thousand stone figures dot Easter Island, known also as Rapa Nui. These moai have puzzled generations of Western anthropologists: How were they created? How were they moved from the places where stone was quarried to the points where they’re found today? How did they end up wearing hats made out of different kinds of stone? A new study from a team of American researchers, including Binghamton University scholar Carl Lipo, offers an answer to this last baffling question, Popular Science reports. Read more

Artifacts reveal history of family planning

Artifacts reveal history of family planning

Published Apr 23, 2018

The archaeological discovery of presumably aborted fetuses in New York outhouses along with pill bottles and historical records led Binghamton University researchers to conclude that many 19th century American women had family-planning concerns similar to those of 21st century women, Forbes reports. Read more

‘Fundamentalist U’

‘Fundamentalist U’

Published Mar 16, 2018

Binghamton researcher Adam Laats discusses his new book on evangelical higher education with Inside Higher Ed. Read more

Scientists find fossil from oldest modern human out of Africa

Scientists find fossil from oldest modern human out of Africa

Published Jan 26, 2018

“The dating had to be rock solid,” Binghamton anthropologist Rolf M. Quam told The New York Times. The team dated the tooth dentin and enamel, the sediment stuck to the upper jaw, and tools found near the fossil. Read more