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Could diamonds be a computer’s best friend?

Landmark experiment reveals the precious gem's potential in computing For the first time, physicists have demonstrated that information can flow through a diamond wire. In the...

Who’s afraid of math? Study finds some genetic factors

A new study of math anxiety shows how some people may be at greater risk to fear math not only because of negative experiences,...

Study in Mice Raises Question: Could PTSD Involve Immune Cell Response...

After chronic stress, primed immune cells in spleen lead to excessive reaction to later event Chronic stress that produces inflammation and anxiety in mice appears...

Rust Belt gentrification and how it hurts the poor

When you think of the Rust Belt, glossy neighborhoods with rocketing rents may not be the first images to jump to mind. But gentrification —...

Emerald ash borer may have met its match

Woodpeckers find emerald ash borers a handy food source and may slow the spread of this noxious pest, even ultimately controlling it, suggest researchers...

Mitt Romney’s Face Looks Different to Republicans and Democrats

A new study suggests that political bias can influence how people perceive the facial characteristics of a presidential candidate – even after seeing his...

How a concussion can lead to depression years later

A head injury can lead immune-system brain cells to go on "high alert" and overreact to later immune challenges by becoming excessively inflammatory –...

An unconventional car: no engine, no transmission, no differential

This car has no engine, no transmission and no differential. It weighs half as much as a conventional car. Each of its four wheels...

Doctor Shows Promise of Google Glass in Live Surgery

A surgeon at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is the first in the United States to consult with a distant colleague using...

Explanation for strange magnetic behavior at semiconductor interfaces

They're not exactly the peanut butter and jelly of semiconductors, but when you put them together, something magical happens. Alone, neither lanthanum aluminate nor strontium...

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