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BRFU Celebrates Launch of the Bermuda Women’s Rugby Academy
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BRFU Celebrates Launch of the Bermuda Women’s Rugby Academy

One of the most exciting developments within Bermuda’s sporting community is undoubtedly the recent establishment of a development academy for women’s rugby. Launched in January, the academy features a Bermuda Women’s Rugby Developing Player Programme (DPP) for 2019-2020, the first of its kind for women’s rugby. An initial draft of 16 recruits have been welcomed into the program, a number that the academy’s leadership plans to grow in the coming months. The DPP is the first step on the pathway…


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Adara Celebrates 20 Years Helping People in Extreme Poverty

Established in Bermuda in 1998, The Adara Group is the brainchild of former Bermuda Commercial Bank Managing Director Audette Exel, whose business acumen and passion for social justice has raised millions of dollars and brought healthcare and education to people…


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A Comprehensive Look at an Uncharted Reef: BIOS Marine Ecologist Uses Award to Expand Ongoing Studies of a Beloved Island Reef

A team of technical divers and scientists, accompanied by an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) and molecular biology tools, will comprehensively map, photograph, and study part of Bermuda’s deepest reef system with funds from the Cawthorn Innovation Award, now in the…


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Positive News: 6 Bermudian Things To Feel Joy About This Year

It's only the second week of January and we have so much to look forward to in 2019. Here are 6 things we feel grateful for this year.    The Bermuda Festival With its roots in the appreciation of the…


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The Ocean’s Tiny Records of Climate Change: Scientists Looking to Planktonic Organisms for Evidence of Past Climate Conditions

We have known for decades that scientists can learn about local climate conditions by studying the growth rings in trees. Wide rings form in warmer years with more precipitation; thinner rings indicate a colder, dryer growing season; and scars provide…

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Unraveling the Microbial Mysteries of Sargassum Seaweed – Doctoral student at BIOS investigates how algae survives in low-nutrient environments

Pictured above: Dani Cox, a doctoral student at the University of California Santa Barbara, looks at a sample of Sargassum, a brown, marine macroalgae. Cox is investigating how the seaweed is able to grow and reproduce so successfully in the nutrient-poor…