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Mud cores, rain gauges, and the hunt for climate data

Bronwen Konecky travels to tropical regions around the world gathering evidence of the geologic past. Using data from rain samples and sediment deep at the bottom of lakes, she is piecing together a story about Earth's climatic history – and what it can tell us about our planet's future.

Reading revelation

Is there a difference between divine justice and divine retribution? Religious studies scholars Elaine Pagels and Laurie Maffly-Kipp discuss the Book of Revelation and how it has been interpreted across time, as well as the personal side of their writing and research.

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Faculty Bookshelf

Browse titles from Arts & Sciences faculty. Thoughtful. Diverse. Well researched. These books might just make it to your shelf, nightstand, or coffee table.

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news and events from Arts & Sciences / WashU

Plants without cellular recycling systems get creative in the dark

Deprived of sunlight, plants are unable to transform carbon...

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Prenatal cannabis exposure associated with adverse outcomes during middle childhood

While cannabis use during pregnancy is on the rise,...

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Funding climate action policies: Consumers weigh in

For decades, scientists have urged policymakers to take...

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Mindfulness at Tyson Research Center

Located just 20 miles from the Danforth Campus on 2,000 acres at the edge of the Ozark Highlands, Tyson Research Center provides opportunities for environmental research, education and collaboration.

Mariel Ehrlich

Getting Lost—and Found—in Peru

Mariel Ehrlich, a junior who is double majoring in sociology and Latin American studies, talks about her time abroad in Lima, Peru and how studying Spanish has changed her perspective on what it means to be a global citizen.