16,000 nuclear weapons exist in the world, and with millions of shipping containers passing through America’s ports, the demand for better screening of shipments has never been higher. New research into nuclear materials detection could help.
UC Santa Cruz has perfected the science of beer, and explains how sprouting barley then roasting it gives us the craft brew flavors that are fueling an entire new culinary economy.
The community of microbes that live in a person’s gut, known as the microbiome, is intricately tied to that person’s health. The microbiome can influence, and be influenced by, a range of characteristics such as weight, disease, diet, exercise, mood and much more. But it can be difficult to draw large-scale conclusions about what constitutes a “healthy gut” because of the financial and privacy implications of sampling large enough numbers of people.
As fans mark the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first performance on the Ed Sullivan show is still soaring in outer space. In fact, it’s on a star in the Pegasus constellation, almost 60 light-years away.