PHILADELPHIA –- A team of paleontologists, including a University of Pennsylvania doctoral candidate, has described a new species of dinosaur based upon an incomplete skeleton found in western New Mexico. The new species, Jeyawati rugoculus, comes from rocks that preserve a swampy forest ecosystem that thrived near the shore of a vast inland sea 91 million years ago.
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses the ethical dilemmas involved in creating synthetic life.
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses ethical issues surrounding new genetic engineering discoveries.
The award, which honors the most important new book about America’s founding era, comes with a $50,000 prize, the nation’s largest literary award for early American history. The book was a finalist from among 62 nominees.
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses Craig Venter and what his accomplishment means to science.
University of Pennsylvania and Hong Kong University Physicists Describe the Melting of Colloidal Crystal Films
PHILADELPHIA –- Physicists from the University of Pennsylvania and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have reported an elegant experimental study of the melting behaviors of thin crystalline films, uncovering a variety of interesting differences between thick films of greater than four layers and thinner or single-layer films.
Historian, musician and now curator of a new Smithsonian exhibit, Penn Professor Guy Ramsey does his best to stay connected to the city of Philadelphia.