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Hunting Ghost: the Future of Tinnitus Treatment

Hunting Ghost: the Future of Tinnitus Treatment

Image courtesy of pxfuel. Seven years before he finished translating the Bible, Martin Luther started hearing a loud buzz. The sound was so distracting that, whenever it started, he had to put his work aside and wait for the torment

The Levels of Learning at Daycare: Understanding the immunological advantages to children being in nature

The Levels of Learning at Daycare: Understanding the immunological advantages to children being in nature

Image courtesy of Aki Sinkkonen. Imagine yourself in nature. As you step through the forest, your foot is cushioned by moist, fertile soil. You look up to see light streaming through the verdant canopy above. Breathing in, the air is

The Secret of Salted Caramel: Sodium chloride intensifies neural firing in response to glucose

The Secret of Salted Caramel: Sodium chloride intensifies neural firing in response to glucose

Image courtesy of Pexels. Imagine the luxurious taste of salted caramel trickling over an ice cream sundae, oozing out of a chocolate candy bar, or glazing popcorn with a shiny surface of delectable perfection. In 1977, French chocolatier Henri Le

Curly the Robot: Artificial Intelligence on Ice

Curly the Robot: Artificial Intelligence on Ice

Image courtesy of Professor Seong-Whan Lee. At the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the South Korean women’s curling team won their country’s first medal in curling. Before their shockingly successful run, the sport was barely known to many South Koreans. Almost

Metallizing Diamond: Using Machine Learning to Alter Diamond

Metallizing Diamond: Using Machine Learning to Alter Diamond

Image courtesy of Frank Shi.              For centuries, alchemists have been seeking ways to convert substances into one another. While water to wine or metal to gold may not be possible yet, a research team has identified a method of converting

Planetary Protection: How the Ancient Moon Shielded Earth’s Atmosphere

Planetary Protection: How the Ancient Moon Shielded Earth’s Atmosphere

Image courtesy of NASA. The Moon has been the Earth’s companion since long before humans have lived on Earth. But new research shows that several billion years ago, the Moon played a far more important role. Researchers from the National

A Molecular Whodunit in the Liver: Discovering What Molecules Cause Hepatic Insulin Resistance

A Molecular Whodunit in the Liver: Discovering What Molecules Cause Hepatic Insulin Resistance

Image courtesy of “iStock”. What happens to the carbs we eat?  Carbohydrates are one of the main sources of energy for cells in the human body. After eating a meal, carbohydrates pass through the digestive system, traveling from the stomach

Surviving Mass Extinctions: How Does Life Recover?

Surviving Mass Extinctions: How Does Life Recover?

Image courtesy of Pixabay. Examining the Fossil Record Throughout Earth’s history, five major mass extinction events have occurred, including the well-known Cretaceous-Tertiary (K-T) mass extinction, which wiped out over seventy-five percent of living organisms at the time, including the dinosaurs.

Seasons on the Savanna: How Seasonal Diet Changes Impact Population Sizes of Savanna Herbivores

Seasons on the Savanna: How Seasonal Diet Changes Impact Population Sizes of Savanna Herbivores

Image courtesy of Vincent Mugaba. If you have ever seen Disney’s time-honored family feature The Lion King, you likely have a good picture of what an African savanna looks like. The African savanna ecosystem is home to a large and

Adjusting for Mistakes: Achieving Imperative Error Correction in Quantum Computers

Adjusting for Mistakes: Achieving Imperative Error Correction in Quantum Computers

Image courtesy of Google AI blog. Just a couple of decades ago, a functional quantum computer lay firmly in the realm of fantasy; the prospect of creating one was rife with challenges both theoretical and practical. Yet, given its unbounded