Journal shines a light on the high cost of indirect spending as part of research grants
Engineers develop gift guide for parents
Faculty and staff in Purdue University's College of Engineering have come up with a holiday gift guide that can help engage children in engineering concepts.
Best of Last Week – Parallel worlds, China completes moon round trip and progress in preventing GI cancers
(Phys.org) —Impressive things were happening in physics and the sciences in general last week, starting with a radical new theory from physicists at Griffith University—they are proposing the idea of the existence and interaction of parallel worlds—a many interacting worlds theory ...
What's behind our music tastes? Some common perceptions
Metal heads, jazz purists and folkies may have more in common musically than you imagined. A new study sheds light on the shared ways in which humans perceive music.
Best of Last Week – First map of hidden universe, pursuit of compact fusion and new clues about the causes of depression
Peer review is fraught with problems, and we need a fix
Dirty Harry once said, "Opinions are like assholes; everybody has one". Now that the internet has made it easier than ever to share an unsolicited opinion, traditional methods of academic review are beginning ...
Best of Last Week – POLARBEAR detects oldest light, PhotoMath solves equations and oldest human DNA found
Best of Last Week – Star Wars shield possible, new element confirmed and brain based microchip
Former Brown dean whose group won Nobel Prize dies
David Greer, a doctor who co-founded a group that won the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize for working to prevent nuclear war and who helped transform the medical school at Brown University, has died. He was 89.