Mar 20, 2017
From antiquity to the modern day, tattoo removal has required tattoo holders to put some skin in the game. But the science has come a long way.
Read MoreApr 13, 2016
In the microgravity environment of outer space, flames burn very differently than they do on Earth. Understanding those differences not only helps researchers grasp the properties of combustion and burning, but is also crucial for outer-space missions.
Read MoreOct 29, 2015
The World Lemur Festival starts today, and is a great occasion to celebrate these charismatic primates—and their poop.
Read MoreOct 10, 2015
[VIDEO] Determining whether your food is safe to eat could soon be as simple as activating an app and
pointing your mobile phone at the meal on your plate. In the latest in our series of Google Hangouts with Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturers, Omowunmi Sadik discusses biosensors—what they are, how they work, and how they can help us determine whether our food contains unsafe levels of pathogens. Along the way, Dr. Sadik also talks about electrochemical "fingerprints," nanotechnology ethics, regulatory processes, and the patenting process, as well as her early years of studying science in Lagos, Nigeria.
Read MoreSep 9, 2015
What water quality issues related to hydraulic fracturing and shale gas extraction does geochemist Avner Vengosh think are of most concern to the public?
Read MoreSep 4, 2015
The noted neurologist preferred to write popular books over peer-reviewed papers, so a celebration of his life in books seems fitting.