Why fog and not rain collects mercury from the atmosphere, and what that could mean for coastal environments
The Academic Minute
These are profiles of new and exciting scholarly work.
Research that shows women outperform men when it comes to recognizing faces
Chemist Amnon Kohen of the University of Iowa discusses the process for making a drug safe for humans, but bad for bacteria
Why ice sheets could be vulnerable to significant retreat and rapidly rising seas on a warming planet
How computers and algorithms can make sense of randomness
Why fog collects mercury from the atmosphere and what that could mean for coastal environments
Transparent skull implant acts like 'window to the brain'
NSF-funded physicist explains why getting a solid out of equilibrium could bring big benefits in the future
How an NSF-funded researcher is using shipwrecks & tree rings to predict where hurricanes will hit in the future
Like it or not, you're probably getting a dose of someone else's bacteria. So how is that a good thing?
Samuel Sober of Emory University explores which part of our brain helps us avoid making the same error twice
Molly Cummings of the University of Texas, Austin describes how fish use polarized light to disappear from view in the open ocean
We're kicking off "World Space Week" with this feature about finding the “fingerprints” of the first group of stars in our universe
Thomas Gulick of UT Austin explains how climate can grind mountains faster than they can be rebuilt
NSF-funded Robin Kowalski of Clemson University explores the impact of cyberbullying on children with disabilities
NSF-funded Thomas Amidon of the State University of New York explains how new technologies could revive the forest economy
NSF-funded Amnon Kohen of the University of Iowa discusses the process for making a drug safe for humans, but bad for bacteria
Understanding how bones heal could help engineers design machines that last longer without replacement parts
NSF-funded Andrew Ellington of the University of Texas explains how microscopic machines may be the key to defeating cancer
It's what's on the inside that counts, especially when it's the inside of an active volcano