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  • NIU professor describes the science behind 'Jurassic World'. Read the DeKalb Daily Chronicle article- June 11, 2015
  • Critters found in Antarctic ice show how tenacious life is. Read the AP article on Yahoo News. - April 2, 2015
  • Read Nicole LaDue's invited OpEd piece that recently appeared in the prestigious journal, Nature. The piece is titled: Help to fight the battle for Earth in US schools. - March 12, 2015
  • Watch Ross Powell and Reed Scherer being interviewed in a Voice of America video titled "Deep under Antarctic ice sheet, life!" - February 26, 2015
  • Watch Ross Powell and Reed Scherer being interviewed on Chicago Tonight on Feb. 10th. Discoveries from their recent Antarctic research trip are featured. - February 11, 2015
  • Asst. Prof. Ryan Pollyea and Assoc. Prof. and ESE Director Melissa Lenczewski talk with the NIU newsroom about fracking in Illinois. - January 30, 2015
  • Catch of the day: Scientists find fish in extreme environment half-mile beneath Antarctic ice. Read the NIU Newsroom release. - January 26, 2015
  • Scientists drill through 2400 feet of Antarctic ice for climate clues. Read the Scientific American article featuring Ross Powell and Reed Scherer. - January 20, 2015

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