Huck In The Media

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Our research attracts media attention from outlets in Pennsylvania, across the country, and around the world.

Additionally, Huck researchers are regularly called upon by journalists worldwide to give context to important stories with impacts spanning a wide range of subject areas.

This page documents some of the instances in which people or research connected to the Huck have appeared in external news stories.

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Recent Stories:

Cold weather poses challenges for Pennsylvania fruit growers

Why do people like spicy food?

The Impact Of Climate Technologies On The Fashion Industry

Genetic background sways effects of autism-linked mutation

Daily smoking linked to brain shrinkage in massive study

Bird bath mistakes – 8 common errors to avoid if you want to keep your feathered friends happy

Schools are experimenting with later start times

Lake Shasta Water Levels Rise Close to Capacity

Schools across US consider pushing back starting times to combat growing mental health issue among students



Xploration Awesome Planet

FACT FOCUS: COVID vaccines are not in the food supply

Biomanufacturing: Present And Future

Covid Origins TV Segment

How Vitamin D Can Affect Your Gut Microbiome

Why are snails and slugs so slow?

Radio Clip

COVID’s ‘new normal’: 120,000 U.S. deaths per year?

Rare Jurassic-era insect found at Arkansas Walmart

Why spotted lanternflies climb before they fly

How a Zombie-Ant Fungus Can Infect a Host

Scientists Talk “The Last of Us” Fungus

Best Weight-Loss Diets of 2022, Ranked

Advanced 3D Bioprinting Produces Tumors and Bone

Radio clip from WESA-FM


'Prescribed' Fires' Hidden Bonus: Fewer Ticks

RSV surge creates risk of 'tripledemic'

Do viruses always become less deadly over time?

Will Hot Drinks Keep You Cool on Hot Days?

Can An Avocado A Day Really Help You Lose Weight?

Why this European heat wave is so scary

How Do Animals Know What Their Predators Are?

How hot is too hot for the human body?


Deer populations may 'host' coronavirus

The Rise of COVID-19 Vaccines for Animals

Omicron Needs 3 Evolutionary Surprises to Wreak Havoc

Why You Always Have Room for Pie

Wild deer are giving each other COVID—a lot

Researchers Detect Coronavirus in Iowa Deer

Can New Variants of the Coronavirus Keep Emerging?

What the Future May Hold for the Coronavirus and Us

Boosting turkey reproductive output

‘We Know A Lot More Now’

What Chemical Engineers Do and How to Become One

Do You Need to Upgrade Your Mask Now?

Can you help shape the future of plant disease detection?

A Simple, Inexpensive Change Foils Mushroom Phorid Flies

Oh Good, Trillions of Cicadas Are Coming

Interview with Dr. Maciej Boni

Where did COVID-19 come from?


Modelers: RI probably missing about half of COVID infections

Can the NBA win its rematch with COVID-19?

Forecasting the next COVID-19

State not releasing detailed COVID outbreak data

AHA News: Persimmons Pack Plenty of Nutritional Punch

Skin Colour, Vitamin D Deficits and Disease Risks

When Wine Pros Lose Smell and Taste to COVID-19

PSU sees 174 new COVID cases this week

The Gene that Makes Female Birds Drab

Dry conditions affecting harvest sizes, foliage

This rare, mutant honeybee is both male and female

Agriculture officials issue warning on seed packages from China

27 States Issue Warnings About Seed Packets From China

How Viruses Evolve

The Greatest Coronavirus Risks When You Fly

Do dogs really see in just black and white?

Saving Antibiotics

40% of COVID-19 patients may be asymptomatic as disease progresses

New Design Helps N95 Mask Wearers Breathe Easier

AHA News: A Nutritious Side Dish to Grill This Memorial Day

The Numerical Language of Covid-19: A Primer

Coronavirus spreads to Trump country

What to Drink for Better Health

Do I Need to Wear a Face Mask While Running?

How to Ride Safely Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Will The Coronavirus Pandemic End This Summer?

Top Tips for Feeding Wild Birds

All Your Coronavirus Questions Answered

Why So Many Epidemics Originate in Asia and Africa

Will Warm Weather Kill Coronavirus?

New Faculty Profile: Margarita Lopez-Uribe

How COVID-19 Is Spread

Setting the Record Straight: Panic and Pandemics

Worrying coronavirus trend to watch for

What's the difference between race and ethnicity?

Bumblebees Are Going Extinct In A Time of Climate Chaos

Why you need more Vitamin D in the winter

The Virus Buried in a 100-Year-Old Lung

What to do when pests become homewreckers

You can be full and have room for dessert


KHN Viewpoints

Directing Self-propelled Protocells To Deliver Drugs

Attack of the acorns: Weather, chaos, or a vast oak conspiracy?

Rethinking Herd Immunity

Victoria Braithwaite, who said fish feel pain, dies

Evolution probably led fungi to turn ants into zombies

What are the real zombies?

Victoria Braithwaite Obituary

WPSU Wins 2019 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards

Secrets To Feeling Full Despite Eating Less

Real-Life Zombies

How a Childhood Project Inspired a Life-Long Career

Lack of sleep affects fat metabolism

Methane-Producing Microorganism Makes a Meal of Iron

New insights into genetic basis of bird migration

The Bots Are Here—and They’re Protecting Our Crops

Graphene film promising for blocking mosquitoes

Automation on display at Ag Progress Days

The buzz on bees: protecting our food supply

Algae Can Poison Your Dog

Research shows frogs can adapt to traffic noise

Not only are zombies real, they’re part of nature

How processed food makes us fat

Researchers deploy AI to detect bias in AI and humans

AI to fight unfair discrimination

Best Drinks To Reduce Burn From Spicy Foods

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Mocked For Tweet Mixing Up Mars With The Moon

Linking health and population patterns via satellite

These Genes Could Make A Better Chicken

Scientists discover weakness in common cold virus

Cicadas are buzzing the 'burbs after 17 years underground

NSF selects the next Editor-in-Chief of the Sleep Health Journal

Diet fads: Lose some, gain some

Unraveling the History of Human Hair

App aims to help bees

Sean Bresnahan to study at Penn State

Online tool identifies best and safest places to keep bees

Squid tentacles offer pollution solution

What the US could learn from Slovenia about protecting bees


Broadening their minds

City Frogs Are the Sexiest Frogs

Mouth bacteria in toddlers may predict obesity, study says

How Humans Are Messing Up Bee Sex

A fast-moving future for gene-edited foods