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Brian Helmuth

Brian Helmuth
Dr. Brian Helmuth is a professor at the University of South Carolina's Department of Biological Science, where his work focuses on the effect of climate on marine organisms. He also works to bring the excitement he feels for science to classrooms, and is actively involved in the South Carolina chapter of the National Marine Educators Association. He is an active member of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology and the Ecological Society of America.

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Triaging the Train Wreck of Climate Change

Biologist Brian Helmuth has observed firsthand the devastation wrought by climate change, but he’s also seen how ecological forecasting can prepare us.

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Politicians Really Aren’t Better Decision Makers

Politicians took part in a classic choice experiment but failed to do better than the rest of us.

Earliest High-Altitude Settlements Found in Peru

Discovery suggests humans adapted to high altitude faster than previously thought.

My Politicians Are Better Looking Than Yours

A new study finds we judge the cover by the book—or at least the party.

That Cigarette Would Make a Great Water Filter

Clean out the ashtray, add some aluminum oxide, and you've (almost) got yourself a low-cost way to remove arsenic from drinking water.

Love and Hate in Israel and Palestine

Psychologists find that parties to a conflict think they're motivated by love while their enemies are motivated by hate.

The Big One

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