What is the nature of the universe in which we exist? From subatomic particles to the farthest reaches of the universe, the composition of the earth to the components of individual cells, we seek to answer the universe’s—and life’s—big questions.
Contrast sensitivity results from the interaction of two processes: a sensory process-the response properties of neurons in the early visual system- and a motor process.More »
Ignacio Franco, assistant professor of chemistry and physics, clarified how ultrafast laser pulses can be used to distort the properties of matter and generate electrical currents.More »
“If we’re not the universe’s first civilization,” Frank says, “that means there are likely to be rules for how the fate of a young civilization like our own progresses.”More »
New research by Thomas Weber, an assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences, shows that nitrogen-feeding organisms exist all over the deep ocean.More »
University of Rochester, MIT, Harvard, and the University of Oslo, have identified a protein that is required for cell death after chemotherapy—it appears, in male mice.More »