For years, researchers have pursued a strange phenomenon: When you hit an ultra-thin magnet with a laser, it suddenly de-magnetizes. Imagine the magnet on your refrigerator falling off. Continue reading “Lasers make magnets behave like fluids”
Scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), led by Scott Thompson, PhD, Professor of Physiology, have identified changes in brain activity linked to the pleasure and reward system. Continue reading “Clues to brain changes in depression”
Incorporating the arts — rapping, dancing, drawing — into science lessons can help low-achieving students retain more knowledge and possibly help students of all ability levels be more creative in their learning, finds a new study by Johns Hopkins University. Continue reading “Singing for science: How the arts can help students who struggle most”
Academic learning is about gaining new knowledge and skill, but only recently has it been possible to see new knowledge appear in a human brain. Continue reading “Three ways studying organic chemistry changes the brain”
When UC Santa Barbara geology professor emeritus James Kennett and colleagues set out years ago to examine signs of a major cosmic impact that occurred toward the end of the Pleistocene epoch, little did they know just how far-reaching the projected climatic effect would be. Continue reading “A major cosmic impact event occurred approximately 12,800 years ago”
Discovery allows scientists to look at how 2D materials move with ultrafast precision.
Using a never-before-seen technique, scientists have found a new way to use some of the world’s most powerful X-rays to uncover how atoms move in a single atomic sheet at ultrafast speeds. Continue reading “Ultrathin and ultrafast: Scientists pioneer new technique for two-dimensional material analysis”