In celebration of Halloween, Science Scene writers Ellen Airhart, Maluly Martinez Benavides and Eva Frederick explain the science side of three creepy phenomena that might otherwise have you looking over your shoulder.
Mick Vann still remembers the sweet smell of honeysuckles growing on his family’s property from his childhood. Vann, now a staff horticulturist for the College of Natural Sciences, said these early memories helped him begin a lifelong botanical journey.
Holding a college degree dramatically increases a graduate’s job prospects and potential income, making higher education one of the most reliable catalysts of social mobility available. But low-income students — who arguably would benefit most from attaining a bachelor’s degree — increasingly have the most difficulty attaining them.