Huck In The Media

The research done at the Huck Institutes attracts media attention from outlets in Pennsylvania, across the country, and around the world. Other times, reporters turn to our faculty members as experts, to explain scientific concepts to the general public or provide context for new discoveries. 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:

Will The Coronavirus Pandemic End This Summer?

How to maintain physical and mental health while social distancing

Did a bat start the coronavirus? Is a vaccine coming?

Exponential increases mean we’re still at ‘beginning of the beginning’ of coronavirus fight: Penn State scientist

Massachusetts coronavirus cases way underreported: Experts

Study on new coronavirus says warmer weather may slow COVID-19 spread, and cooler weather may accelerate it

No answer for people wondering if travel will be safe by summer

What to know before you make summer vacation plans

12 Arts & Craft Activities You Can Order Online That'll Give You A Social Media Break

Dr. Maciej Boni from Penn State's Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics shares the latest information regarding the Coronavirus

Coronavirus may cause disruptions for a year, experts say

Democracy Works: COVID-19 Exposes Democracy's Tensions

COVID-19 could make a resurgence this fall depending on US response, infectious disease specialist

If these epidemiologists are right, we are facing 18 more months of isolation

How to maintain physical and mental health during coronavirus

Penn State immunology professors reflect on gravity of the coronavirus

Americans need to start canceling travel to slow down the coronavirus: epidemiologist

Why so many epidemics originate in Asia and Africa – and why we can expect more

Modelers Struggle to Predict the Future of the COVID-19 Pandemic

You Can Generate Happiness By Visiting These Natural Destinations

Madagascar’s mysterious, lemur-eating cats started as ship stowaways

Risks of coronavirus infection from packages are 'extremely low,' even though the virus could live on surfaces for days, one expert says

Penn State Provides Funding for High-Impact Coronavirus Research

Penn State Provides Funding For High-Impact Coronavirus Research

Could the same man have brought coronavirus to both CPAC and AIPAC conferences?

I'm an epidemiologist. Coronavirus will make the next year look very different for Americans.

What's the coronavirus death rate? Here's why it's hard to estimate.

Expert-approved ways to feed all your favorite birds

Why So Many Epidemics Originate In Asia And Africa – And Why We Can Expect More

Will India’s warm, humid weather contain the coronavirus spread? It’s too early to say

Everything you need to know about coronavirus

New drugs could stymie superbugs by freezing evolution

Top Tips for Feeding Wild Birds

Coronavirus: How to avoid catching it - and whether you can touch handrails

All Your Coronavirus Questions Answered

Why So Many Epidemics Originate in Asia and Africa



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