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New York Times science writer to discuss ‘Frankenfoods and Superweeds’ in Auburn lecture

Science writer Carl ZimmerAUBURN UNIVERSITY – Critically acclaimed science writer and New York Times columnist Carl Zimmer will discuss “Of Frankenfoods and Superweeds: Reporting from the Front Lines of Biology,” in a public lecture at Auburn University Feb. 25.

Zimmer, who is also a blogger for National Geographic, will speak at 4 p.m. in Lowder Business Building, room 113-A, as part of the College of Agriculture’s E.T. York Distinguished Lecture Series and in conjunction with the university’s  Littleton-Franklin Lecture Series.

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Auburn-led research team awarded $3 million grant to study biological diversity

AUBURN – A team led by Auburn University researchers Ken Halanych and Scott Santos was recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation through the Assembling the Tree of Life program. The grant is for $3 million, with Auburn’s portion totaling $1.4 million.

Assembling the Tree of Life is an NSF initiative that seeks to improve understanding of the diversity of life on the planet and how the Earth’s more than 1.7 million species are related. Halanych and Santos are studying annelids, or segmented worms, one of the most abundant organisms on the planet.

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