Recent Articles by

Fariss Samarrai

August 22, 2008
August 22, 2008 -- An international effort to understand the most basic structure of matter has yielded a particle that is critical to the eventual understanding of the universe and its evolution.
August 14, 2008
August 14, 2008 — Biologists at the University of Virginia have discovered a switching mechanism in the eye that plays a key role in regulating the sleep/wake cycles in mammals.
August 07, 2008
August 7, 2008 — The annual Perseid meteor shower will peak during the early morning hours of Aug. 12, possibly producing as many as 60 visible meteors per hour during the darkest hours of the night.
August 01, 2008
Aug. 1, 2008 — The International Space Station will make visible passes over central Virginia on the evenings of Aug.
June 24, 2008
June 24, 2008 — With major support from the National Science Foundation and other granting agencies and from private donations, University of Virginia environmental scientists
June 19, 2008
June 19, 2008 — Seagrasses once flourished in the seaside bays of Virginia's Eastern Shore. They are needed to stabilize bottom sediment and provide habitat for an assortment of creatures: scallops, crabs, shrimp, mollusks, and the fish that feed on these animals.
June 09, 2008
June 9, 2008 — Psychologists at the University of Virginia and the University of Plymouth (United Kingdom) have conducted experimental research that contrasts with the belief that happy children are the best learners.
May 15, 2008
May 15, 2008 — While human-caused global climate change has long been a concern for environmental scientists and is a well-known public policy issue, the problem of excessive reactive nitrogen in the environment is little-known beyond a growing circle of environmental scientists who study how the el