Oct. 14, 2015

Did Dark Matter Kill the Dinosaurs?

by Marcus Woo

The invisible stuff that comprises a quarter of the universe could be more complex that previously thought.

dark matter, wimp, wimps, pions, simp, simps, self-interacting dark matter
Sep. 01, 2015

A Vaginal Ecologist's Crusade Against HIV in Women

by Dinsa Sachan

Sharon Hillier is using her expertise in women's nether regions to bring an HIV-prevention drug—targeting females—to market.

hiv, vagina, vaginal ecologist
Apr. 23, 2015

Against the Grain: An Alternative View of Alzheimer’s

by Turna Ray

For decades, Duke neurology professor Allen Roses has doggedly pursued a theory that dysfunctional mitochondria in the brain cause late-onset Alzheimer’s disease—and that beta-amyloid is just part of the disease’s pathology.

allen roses, alzheimer's, alzheimer's disease, beta-amyloid, apoe4, TOMM40
Dec. 04, 2014

Seals Deep Dive for Ocean Data

by Chris Benjamin

Seals sporting telemetry tags are providing scientists with data on the ocean environment.

seals, climate change, antarctic, environment
Sep. 19, 2014

Inside the Box: Crossword Puzzle Constructing in the Computer Age

by Julie Leibach

Computer software and word databases are changing the crossword puzzle game.

Jun. 19, 2014

Chinook Salmon Could Make Splashy Return

by Becca Cudmore

Some scientists predict that record numbers of fall Chinook will return to the Columbia River Basin this year.

salmon, chinook, fall chinook, bounty, pacific northwest, oregon

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