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When fluid flows almost as fast as light — with quantum rotation

Quark-gluon plasma is formed as a result of high energy collisions of heavy ions. After a collision, for a dozen or so yoctoseconds (that's...

Is it their own fault?! How people judge the exclusion of others

The way people view the social exclusion of others varies - depending on how much they think the excluded person is to blame. However,...

Having a meal activates the functioning of human brown fat

The importance of the human brown adipose tissue (BAT) has become clearer during the past ten years. Using positron emission tomography, PET, it was...

Lonely and prolonged struggle for people with severe obesity

The majority of people with severe obesity have a lonely and prolonged struggle with their weight. In one study spanning more than 10 years,...

The deformation and mechanics of one-atom thin layer materials

In terms of the attention that graphene has been received in the past decade, no single material is comparable. As the interest and enthusiasm...

When wandering minds are just fine

It’s a common experience for most students. You’re sitting in a lecture that covers material you already know, and before long your mind drifts...

Orthopaedic implants for the future

We’ve heard it before: your mother fell and broke her humerus (upper arm bone). Or the son of your next door neighbor fractured his...

The Underground World of Psychedelics and the Potential of Plant Medicine

Hallucinogenic drugs are having a moment. A series of recent studies suggests that psychedelics may be useful for alleviating depression and anxiety, PTSD, and...

Chip upgrade helps miniature drones navigate

Researchers at MIT, who last year designed a tiny computer chip tailored to help honeybee-sized drones navigate, have now shrunk their chip design even...

Excess Oxygen Threatens Cardiac Arrest Patients

For years, researchers have debated whether the use of pure oxygen was a good idea for treating cardiac arrest victims. Two University of Maryland...