Super Impact

It didn’t take long for the new Trestles supercomputer to make an impact on research at the University of Arkansas. The supercomputer more than doubles the Arkansas High Performance Computing Center’...

Nabbing a Python

It was night-time in Singapore when Phil Vogrinc came face-to-face with the longest species of snake in the world. Phil, a master’s student in the Department of Biological Sciences, spotted the retic...

Protecting a Threatened Crayfish

About half of the roughly 440 crayfish species native to North America are considered in need of protection, primarily due to the spread of invasive crayfish. That’s why a team of graduate students l...

Working the Night Shift

Summer nights in Canada can prove tricky for catching small, elusive wetland birds. Rails are easier to catch in the dark, said Auriel Fournier, a Ph.D. candidate with the Arkansas Cooperative Fish a...

These Whiptails? No Males

There are female lizards reproducing without male partners in North America, especially in the U.S. southwest and northern Mexico. Scientists know that it started through hybridization between certai...

The Mysteries of Myxomycetes

Slime molds are everywhere. Sittie Aisha Macabago, a University of Arkansas graduate student, has ventured to the Philippines to find them. Slime molds are not plants or animals but they share the ch...

Digging for Answers

Donald Nelsen is dividing his field research this summer between the forest and the lab bench. Don, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences, is studying fungi on a Martin Fellow...

Like Mars, Only Closer

It’s not yet practical for Mars researchers to do their work on Mars. So University of Arkansas student Holly Farris did the next best thing and spent June in a very Martian-looking desert in norther...

Modeling the Distant Past

Rachel Opitz, a research associate at the University of Arkansas’ Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies, is spending a large chunk of her summer at ancient ruins in the Mediterranean. CAST is coll...