Archive: 08/30/2012

The evolution of the mustards' spice

The tangy taste a mustard plant develops to discourage insect predators can be the difference between life and death for the plants. A new study has used this trait and its regional variations to conquer the difficult task ...

Aug 30, 2012 5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

A one-way street for spinning atoms

Elementary particles have a property called "spin" that can be thought of as rotation around their axes. In work reported this week in the journal Physical Review Letters, MIT physicists have imposed a stri ...

Aug 30, 2012 4.9 / 5 (8) 7 | with audio podcast