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MAGIC Room Opens at BIOS

BIOS welcomed the first student users of its new high-tech facility known as the MAGIC Room—a room designed to facilitate data analyses, scientific collaboration, and learning among students and visitors from Bermuda and abroad. Students sat at a large, U-shaped table in swivel chairs that pivoted for views of multiple screens, including a multi-screen video wall at the front of the room and an 84-inch high-definition touchscreen on an adjacent wall. As underwater gliders roamed the ocean 50 miles away,…


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Little Lives in Bermuda’s Caves

The cool darkness of the cave provided relief from Bermuda’s spring sun when BIOS scientist Leocadio Blanco-Bercial ducked down and slipped inside, eager to explore the quiet habitat of organisms smaller than sand grains. His cave research, which began in…


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May the Best Underwater Robot Win

They came with robots in their arms and dreams of undersea victories. On April 30th, more than 100 Bermudian students met at the National Sports Centre pool to compete in the island’s second annual underwater robotics challenge, a partnership between…


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Looking back, and to the Future: The Bermuda Program at 40

Since it’s inception forty years ago, the Bermuda Program at BIOS has provided more than 150 Bermudian college students with a paid summer internship and practical experience in marine or atmospheric research. While the program has evolved over time to…


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The Museum Playhouse

Step inside the new Museum Playhouse at the National Museum of Bermuda and you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve been magically transported into the kid’s room of some artsy, Brooklyn loft. Look closer, though, and you’ll realise you haven’t in…

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Johnny Barnes is Welcoming Students at Guelph University, and Nobody Really Knows Why

On the front lawn of Guelph University in Ontario, Canada, students are being greeted by Bermuda’s most famous of greeters: Johnny Barnes. Mr Happy himself hasn’t migrated to the Great White North — fear not — rather, an exact replica…