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Biological Sciences News

Wright State University researchers find that olive trees could be vulnerable to emerald ash borer

Wright State researchers find that emerald ash borer, which is destroying ash trees in a large swath of the United States, can also successfully complete development on olive trees.
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Wright State’s Dan Krane featured on “Investigation Discovery’s” three-night program, “JonBenét: An American Murder Mystery”

Dan Krane will discuss the role DNA testing played in the Ramsey case on episodes airing Sept. 13 and Sept. 14.
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BioLogue: Departmental Newsletter

The Elephant in the Room

I was struck by a recent headline: “Spain just hit a dangerous population milestone” (Business Insider, 2 Dec 2015). I wondered what that milestone could be; were they concerned about immigration, or about population growing beyond some sustainable limit?  But then I read on:  “Spain, long concerned about its aging population and emptying countryside, passed a milestone in population decline on Wednesday when it recorded more deaths than births in the first half of this year.”  The last times that annual deaths had exceeded births in Spain were in the 1930s (civil war) and in 1918 (flu epidemic).

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