Rachel Noble is a distinguished professor at the Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in Morehead City, North Carolina.
Produce Safety Tests Could Use A Refresh
Many farms still test the safety of their produce by plating irrigation water and seeing what grows—an up to 48-hour process. Molecular biologist Rachel Noble says a DNA test could quicken the process.
Hurricane Harvey And The New Normal
As Harvey devastates Houston, Michael Mann says it becomes increasingly clear that we live in an ever-evolving state of a “new normal.” Where do we go from there?
Surf’s Up for Pathogenic Viruses and Bacteria, Too
A gulp of seawater can expose swimmers to pathogens like norovirus, salmonella, and adenovirus.