Inside Science

Container Ships

Nuclear Risk In Cargo At Nation’s Ports Could Be Reduced By Gamma Ray Scanning

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.

04/24/2015

credit:  www.anchorbrewing.com

UC Santa Cruz Science Leading To Perfect Beer Brewing, But Ancients Already Knew The Secrets

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.

04/24/2015

toilet, flush, water

Sewage Bacteria Levels Reveal Which Cities Have Weight Problems

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.

03/09/2015

(Courtesy 'Inside Science')

Beatles USA Debut Is Still Playing Among The Stars, Light-Years Away

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.

02/08/2014