Inspiring Discoveries


The Connection Between Memory and Sleep

January 18, 2013, 3:00 pm

Researchers found information can be better retained with reinforcing stimuli delivered during sleep.

Chimpanzees Know How to Play Fair

January 16, 2013, 3:00 pm

When playing the Ultimatum Game, chimpanzees can figure out how to cooperate with their partners and share the rewards like humans do.

Goose Bumps Reveal People’s True Feelings

January 15, 2013, 3:30 pm

People tend to get goose bumps when they experience cold or strong emotions, and the response is usually involuntary, thus acting acting as a genuine indicator of emotional [...]

Eating Strawberries and Blueberries Could Reduce Heart Attacks in Women

January 15, 2013, 3:00 pm

Women who eat three or more servings of blueberries and strawberries every week may reduce heart attack risk by up to one-third.

Quantum Rocks Can Tell Time

January 11, 2013, 3:46 pm

A physics professor has invented a new way to make a clock using cesium atoms based on quantum mechanics and the wave-particle duality of matter.

Baby Sharks Freeze to Prevent Predator Detection (Video)

January 10, 2013, 3:00 pm

Even while growing inside their egg cases, some embryonic sharks keep very still when predators are nearby to avoid being detected.

The Science of Surfing—Strength, Power, and Endurance

January 8, 2013, 3:00 pm

Elite surfers undergo surprisingly vigorous physical demands, according to a New Zealand study.

Has Technology Made Us Scared of Silence?

January 7, 2013, 3:30 pm

The desire for media-generated background noise is acquired more from parents and grandparents than from my students’ new-found relationship with social media.

Giant Pandacea: Endangered Chinese Bears Immune to Superbugs

January 4, 2013, 3:30 pm

Giant pandas have been found to produce a powerful antibiotic in their blood that rapidly kills pathogens. The discovery has potential applications for the treatment of [...]

Earthworms Synthesize Semiconductors From Heavy Metals

January 3, 2013, 3:00 pm

The red worm, Lumbricus rubellus, can make nano-semiconductors called quantum dots when fed soil that contains metals like cadmium and tellurium.

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Martha Rosenberg