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Since its founding, Stony Brook University has been characterised by innovation, energy and progress, transforming the lives of people who earn degrees, work and make groundbreaking discoveries here. A dramatic trajectory of growth has turned what was once a small teacher preparation college into an internationally recognised research institution that is changing the world.

Stony Brook’s reach extends from its 1,039-acre campus on Long Island’s North Shore–encompassing the main academic areas, an 8,300-seat stadium and sports complex and Stony Brook Medicine–to Stony Brook Manhattan, a Research and Development Park, four business incubators including one at Calverton, New York, and the Stony Brook Southampton campus on Long Island’s East End. Stony Brook also co-manages Brookhaven National Laboratory, joining Princeton, the University of Chicago, Stanford, and the University of California on the list of major institutions involved in a research collaboration with a national lab.

And Stony Brook is still growing. To the students, the scholars, the health professionals, the entrepreneurs and all the valued members who make up the vibrant Stony Brook community, this is a not only a great local and national university, but one that is making an impact on a global scale.


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Estudo com participação de cientista brasileiro revela como a geografia do clima, e não apenas o clima em si, influencia nos padrões de diversidade das espécies. Birger Strahl/Unsplash

Não são apenas o calor e a umidade que fazem dos climas tropicais os mais biodiversos da Terra

Estudo com participação de cientista brasileiro revela como a geografia do clima, e não apenas o clima em si, influencia nos padrões de diversidade das espécies.
Natural selection can get to work in isolated locations. Birger Strahl/Unsplash

Tropical climates are the most biodiverse on Earth − but it’s not only because of how warm and wet they are

A new study reveals how the geography of global climates influences the rich patterns of species diversity in an ever-changing world.
To test the ballistic properties of the stone points found in the Mandrin cave, modern duplicates were created and hafted on to shafts, as they may have been 54,000 years ago. Laure Metz, Ludovic Slimak

The earliest modern humans in Europe mastered bow-and-arrow technology 54,000 years ago

In 2022 we detailed the discovery of 1,500 stone points in France’s Madrin cave. Experiments now show that they could were used as arrowheads, pushing back evidence of archery in Eurasia by 40,000 years.
Pointes découvertes montées pour former des flèches.

Nouvelle découverte dans la vallée du Rhône : les Homo sapiens d’Europe tiraient déjà à l’arc il y a 54 000 ans

Une toute nouvelle étude montre qu’Homo sapiens maîtrisait déjà le tir à l’arc il y a plus de 50 000 ans, grâce à des fouilles archéologiques dans la Grotte Mandrin.
High school students have studied many of the same books for generations. Is it time for a change? Andrew_Howe via Getty Images

These high school ‘classics’ have been taught for generations – could they be on their way out?

An English professor takes a critical look at why today’s students are assigned the same books that were assigned decades ago – and why American school curricula are so difficult to change.
Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in an ice hockey match between former NHL stars and officials at the Shayba Arena in Sochi, Russia, in 2015. A patriarchal notion of masculinity has been central to Putin’s rule. (AP Photo/Artur Lebedev)

Vladimir Putin, the czar of macho politics, is threatened by gender and sexuality rights

Putin has been consumed with presenting a hyper-macho image throughout his presidency. And in recent years, he’s ramped up sexist and LGBTQ-phobic rhetoric.
El refugio de la Gruta Mandrin fue utilizado repetidamente por los neandertales y los humanos modernos durante milenios. Ludovic Slimak

Qué cambia con el descubrimiento de los primeros humanos modernos en Europa

Los artefactos de piedra y un diente fósil señalan que el Homo sapiens vivió en la Gruta Mandrin hace 54.000 años, en una época en la que los neandertales aún vivían en Europa.
L'abri sous roche de la Grotte Mandrin a été utilisé à plusieurs reprises par les Néandertaliens et les humains modernes au cours des millénaires. Ludovic Slimak

Découverte des plus anciens hommes modernes en Europe (et ce que cela change de ce que l'on pensait de ses relations avec Néandertal)

Des artefacts en pierre et une dent fossile indiquent qu’Homo sapiens vivait à la Grotte Mandrin il y a 54 000 ans, à une époque où les Néandertaliens vivaient encore en Europe.
The Grotte Mandrin rock shelter saw repeated use by Neanderthals and modern humans over millennia. Ludovic Slimak

New research suggests modern humans lived in Europe 10,000 years earlier than previously thought, in Neanderthal territories

Stone artifacts and a fossil tooth point to Homo sapiens living at Grotte Mandrin 54,000 years ago, at a time when Neanderthals were still living in Europe.
People with disabilities may need larger cars or specially modified ones to be able to get themselves around. Maskot/DigitalVision via Getty Images

Living with a disability is very expensive – even with government assistance

A household earning the US median income needs an additional $17,690 per year – on top of current government disability benefits programs.

75% of Australia’s marine protected areas are given only ‘partial’ protection. Here’s why that’s a problem

Partially protected areas don’t have more wildlife than unprotected areas. They consume conservation resources and occupy space that could otherwise be allocated to more effective protection.
Anatolian water frogs (Pelophylax spp) could become locally extinct in parts of Turkey due to over-harvesting as food. Kerim Çiçek

More people eat frog legs than you might think – and humans are harvesting frogs at unsustainable rates

Frogs are harvested as food by the millions every year. A new study shows that uncontrolled frog hunting could drive some populations to extinction by midcentury.


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