Louisiana Scientists Are Still Reeling from Ida
Louisiana Scientists Are Still Reeling from Ida
Some Louisiana research centers lost samples and reagents, and with power only just now being restored, there’s a long road ahead to full recovery.
Louisiana Scientists Are Still Reeling from Ida
Louisiana Scientists Are Still Reeling from Ida

Some Louisiana research centers lost samples and reagents, and with power only just now being restored, there’s a long road ahead to full recovery.

Some Louisiana research centers lost samples and reagents, and with power only just now being restored, there’s a long road ahead to full recovery.

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Researchers in Ida’s Destructive Path Brace for Disruptions
Researchers in Ida’s Destructive Path Brace for Disruptions
Amanda Heidt, Annie Melchor | Aug 30, 2021
The storm, which made landfall over the weekend as a Category 4 hurricane and has since weakened, forced the evacuation of multiple Louisiana campuses.
While Some Sharks Flee, Tiger Sharks Brave Stormy Seas
While Some Sharks Flee, Tiger Sharks Brave Stormy Seas
Nikk Ogasa | May 12, 2021
For the first time, scientists tracked large shark movements during hurricanes and found that tiger sharks may find the turmoil opportunistic for feeding.
Campuses, Labs Close in Advance of Hurricane Laura
Campuses, Labs Close in Advance of Hurricane Laura
Kerry Grens | Aug 26, 2020
The category 4 storm made landfall on the Gulf Coast early this morning. Evacuation orders have students heading for safety.
Ten Minute Sabbatical
Ten Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2019
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
College Campuses Close as Hurricane Dorian Threatens
College Campuses Close as Hurricane Dorian Threatens
Jef Akst | Sep 3, 2019
The storm has already pummeled the Bahamas. Now the US coast prepares.
Labs Prepare to Protect—and Collect—Data During Hurricane Dorian
Labs Prepare to Protect—and Collect—Data During Hurricane Dorian
Emma Yasinski | Sep 1, 2019
In the southeastern US, the coming storm disrupts research for many scientists.
Science in Puerto Rico Still Recovering After Hurricane Maria
Science in Puerto Rico Still Recovering After Hurricane Maria
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 15, 2019
Scientists at the University of Puerto Rico suffered major setbacks due to damages and delays in repairs, and government austerity measures are adding insult to injury.
Infographic: How Forests Survive the Storm
Infographic: How Forests Survive the Storm
Amber Dance | Feb 1, 2019
Trees are resilient, but researchers wonder if climate change will outpace their adaptations.
How Trees Fare in Big Hurricanes
How Trees Fare in Big Hurricanes
Amber Dance | Feb 1, 2019
Forests are resilient, but researchers wonder if climate change will outpace their adaptations.
2018 in Quotes
2018 in Quotes
Catherine Offord | Dec 24, 2018
From the effects of political upheaval on research to claims of gene-edited babies, the year has been a tumultuous one for the scientific community.
Spotted Seatrout Continued to Spawn During and After Hurricane Harvey
Spotted Seatrout Continued to Spawn During and After Hurricane Harvey
Jef Akst | Nov 16, 2018
Researchers recovered audio recordings of the fish’s mating calls in the eye of the storm.
Human Activities Are Making Hurricanes Worse: Study
Human Activities Are Making Hurricanes Worse: Study
Ashley Yeager | Nov 14, 2018
Anthropogenic climate change and urbanization appear to boost rainfall and exacerbate flooding risks, according to two Nature papers.
Image of the Day: Landscaping
Image of the Day: Landscaping
Shawna Williams | Oct 15, 2018
Hurricane Florence reshaped the shoreline near Beaufort, North Carolina.
Florida Campuses Close Ahead of Hurricane Michael
Florida Campuses Close Ahead of Hurricane Michael
Kerry Grens | Oct 9, 2018
The Category 2 storm is working its way up the Gulf of Mexico toward the panhandle.
After the Storm: A Live Look at the Duke Marine Lab
After the Storm: A Live Look at the Duke Marine Lab
The Scientist Staff | Sep 25, 2018
Tune in Thursday to see the effects of Hurricane Florence on the Beaufort, NC facility.
Watch: Hurricane Florence Preparations
Watch: Hurricane Florence Preparations
Bob Grant | Sep 14, 2018
The Scientist speaks with a researcher who is also the mayor of a coastal town in the path of the storm.
Marine Labs in the Southeast Prepare for Hurricane Florence
Marine Labs in the Southeast Prepare for Hurricane Florence
Ashley Yeager, Kerry Grens | Sep 11, 2018
Some scientists are taking advantage of the monster storm to study how ecosystems and animals respond to major disturbances.
Scientists Unite to Save “Monkey Island” After Hurricane Maria
Scientists Unite to Save “Monkey Island” After Hurricane Maria
Shawna Williams | Feb 1, 2018
Puerto Rico’s Cayo Santiago has hosted decades of research in cognition, primatology, immunization, and other areas.
2017’s Science News in Review
2017’s Science News in Review
Kerry Grens | Dec 15, 2017
Hurricanes, protests, and lifesaving genetic engineering: our picks for the biggest stories of the year