All About Einstein

Daniel Kennefick, associate professor of physics at the University of Arkansas and leading Albert Einstein scholar, has co-authored a new book on the scientist known as the “Father of Relativity.” An...

Saw What? The Saw-whets Are Back

The northern saw-whet owls are back. For the second consecutive fall, Mitchell Pruitt, an Honors College student, and Kimberly Smith, Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences, have captured and...

Predicting a New Energy Frontier

Researchers at the University of Arkansas will use a $374,621 federal grant to investigate fundamental properties of materials that are considered key to advances in energy generation, storage and co...

Show Me the Rails

In August the Research Frontiers blog highlighted Auriel Fournier’s summer field research in Saskatchewan, Canada, where she banded and measured captured rails as part of a project to better understa...

Diamonds and Guns

Todd Cleveland conducted his fieldwork while sometimes carrying an AK-47. How many researchers can say that? Cleveland, assistant professor of history at the University of Arkansas, traveled to Afric...

Angling for Answers

When Chris Middaugh wades into a stream with his fishing pole and catches a smallmouth bass, it’s usually not for sport. It’s for science. Chris, a doctoral student in the Arkansas Cooperative Fish a...

Studying the Stutter-Steppers

The Attwater’s prairie chicken was in the news recently. Its population in Texas has dropped to alarmingly low levels, reflecting a downward trend of prairie chicken numbers across the central United...

Keep Mars Clean!

Now that NASA has established the presence of liquid water on Mars—an announcement that brings with it the tantalizing possibility of life on the Red Planet—it’s even more important that we not conta...

Tracking the American Woodcock

Biologists are using a federal grant to continue tracking the migration of the familiar American woodcock, a bird that is slowly disappearing across eastern North America. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife ...