contents | summer 2011
The energetic forces of our world can power new technologies for defense, infrastructure, and nifty gizmos for daily life.
Hate speech evolved from curses, once thought to have supernatural power. Now what some perceive as hate speech, others see as protected political opinion. Are the curse-slingers gaming the system? Should their right to do so be protected anyway?
Fifty-three generations of chickens have allowed scientists to study relationships between growth, reproduction, and immunology — and now to look at the genetics and chemistry of growth and nutrient management.
We are energized when the end of a run, walk, or swim is in sight. If we can visualize being close to reaching an abstract goal, the effect is the same.
Jeb Barrett looks at life in Antarctica to determine how long-term climate trends affect ecological processes.
A research project that focused on the roles of women and included them as researchers resulted in greater respect for the peanuts as a source of nutrition and income and for women's contributions.