Recent Articles by

Fariss Samarrai

September 22, 2009
September 22, 2009 — As he wrapped up a distinguished career as a University of Virginia professor of environmental sciences, Michael Garstang began to draw. Then he began to paint, producing both pen-and-ink drawings and watercolors of the wildlife of his native Africa.
September 16, 2009
September 16, 2009 – Everywhere John Scully looks, he sees corrosion, or materials that will corrode. Corrosion is his specialty. His mission is to mitigate it.
September 10, 2009
September 10, 2009 – NASA unveiled striking new photos of space taken this summer by instruments on the newly refurbished Hubble Space Telescope during a press conference Wednesday at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
September 04, 2009
September 4, 2009 — Best-selling author and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins will give a public seminar on Oct. 16 at the University of Virginia based on his new book, "The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution."
August 27, 2009
August 27, 2009 — The parasitic flowering plant Striga, or "witchweed," attacks the roots of host plants, draining needed water and nutrients and leaving them unable to grow and produce any grains.
August 21, 2009
August 24, 2009 — As classes begin this week, the University of Virginia is preparing for a possible large-scale outbreak of novel H1N1 flu.
August 17, 2009
Aug. 17, 2009 — Massive burning of forests for agriculture thousands of years ago may have increased atmospheric carbon dioxide enough to alter global climate and usher in a warming trend that continues today, according to a new study that appears online Aug.
August 12, 2009
Aug. 12, 2009 — Until recently, treatment for cancer – though quite sophisticated in practice – has been limited to three basic approaches: killing cancer cells by removing them surgically, blasting them with radiation or poisoning them with chemotherapy.
August 11, 2009
August 10, 2009 — A new material developed at the University of Virginia – an oxygen nanosensor that couples a light-emitting dye with a biopolymer – simplifies the imaging of oxygen-deficient regions of tumors.
July 24, 2009
July 24, 2009 — A team of University of Virginia undergraduate engineering students tied for first place – alongside a team of graduate students from the Georgia Institute of Technology – in a NASA-sponsored contest to design a super