Gabriela Serrato Marks

Marine Geology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

I'm a PhD candidate in marine geology at MIT. I uses stalagmites to create climate records that can be used by anthropologists and historians.

I crush stalagmites from protected caves. What can I do to give back?

Scientists should do more with the communities where they work, a cave researcher writes

A nuclear attack could be a lot like an asteroid strike

Nothing compares to the impact that killed the dinosaurs, but nuclear blasts are far more likely

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It's time to stop excluding people with disabilities from science

You can be a great scientist without being able to carry a 50-pound backpack out of a cave

What ancient corn farmers can teach us about engineering crops for climate change

In the era of GMO crops, farmers can learn old lessons of diversity

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Floating detritus is giving new insights into deep-sea corals

Environmental DNA is a less invasive way to solve long-submerged mysteries

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How yellow-eyed penguins and sea lions took over New Zealand

A centuries-long cold snap changed the history of humans and wildlife

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Pollution and climate change hurt children most of all

An ER doctor explains how these shifts compound childhood illness

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Boobies of the Galápagos are replacing their disappearing food source with junk fish

Decades of research show how the sardine's decline threatens an entire ecosystem

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