It was the satellite’s near-infrared imagery that set Sarah Parcak, an archaeologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and her colleagues on a quest to excavate the site on the southwestern coast of Newfoundland, known as Point Rosee.
The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, has recently honored the senior theater student of University of Alabama at Birmingham for his 2015 performance in UAB's production of "SFB."
Kemp’s ridley sea turtles, the world’s rarest sea turtle species, nearly went extinct in the second half of the last century after fishing nets devastated their populations. By 1985 the species was down to its last 200 to 250 breeding females.
The observations, discovered by University of Alabama at Birmingham and Pennsylvania State University researchers, were made in adult brains – highlighting just how flexible and responsive the nervous system can be.