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The 2016-2017 cohort of Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellows are wrapping up their year, and the 2017-2018 cohort will soon be headed to AAAS for their week of training. While last year’s cohort was comprised of researchers who study various aspects of climate change, the new cohort’s scientific work relates to infectious disease. Their public engagement work ranges widely, however, providing an excellent opportunity for them to learn from one another.

The idea for a vaccine patch came to Carl R. Alving, M.D. in a dream: "I was swimming in a pool of liposomes," he recalls. Listen as Alving describes his dream and how his staff at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research reacted when he shared it with them.

New fossils of the carnivorous Spinosaurus aegyptiacus suggest that the dinosaur spent much of its time in the water.

The fossil feathers of a 36 million year-old penguin give clues to some of its modern features, a new Science study reports.

“Before this fossil, we had no evidence about the feathers, colors and flipper shapes of ancient penguins. We had questions and this was our first chance to start answering them,” said Julia Clarke, lead author and paleontologist at The University of Texas at Austin.