March 11, 2011
University of Maine School of Marine Science research professor Lee Karp-Boss will leave Wednesday with an international group of scientists and researchers from Chile to Easter Island on a leg of the Tara Oceans Expedition, a three-year worldwide sailing journey to study oceanic ecosystems.
Karp-Boss, who studies phytoplankton and their form, function, and relationship to the environment, is serving as the chief scientist on board for the current leg, which will take the researchers 2,100...
March 3, 2011
The Science of Kissing
Who doesn't remember their first kiss? For many, it is a memory they will carry with them for life. And from our first moment in our mother's arms, to our final moment as we exit this world, to the defining moment of our wedding, a kiss is often the act that accompanies our most significant events in life. But why do humans kiss? Is it a cultural artifact, or in our genes? And why do some cultures avoid it, while others embrace it? In her new book,