Science Tuesday

BU professors hail evidence of cosmic inflation as ‘most exciting’ astronomical discovery in 15 years

When you hear about the Big Bang, what do you think? Do you worry about having […]

BU researchers find a happy ending:  Storybook shows young children can understand difficult scientific concept of natural selection

BU researchers find a happy ending: Storybook shows young children can understand difficult scientific concept of natural selection

Once upon a time. It is an exposition as classic as storybooks themselves. From fairytale collections […]

THC for HIV: Researchers connect psychoactive ingredient of medical marijuana to HIV treatment

THC for HIV: Researchers connect psychoactive ingredient of medical marijuana to HIV treatment

Approximately 50,000 new HIV infections are reported in the United States every year, according to the […]

A place to ‘build stuff’: Touring Boston University’s EPIC facilities

A place to ‘build stuff’: Touring Boston University’s EPIC facilities

“Making stuff is cool.” So says Gerry Fine, director of Boston University’s Engineering Product Innovation Center, where […]

Smaller is better: Researchers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., discover new technique to analyze space dust

“Space dust” might sound like something out of a 1950s-era science fiction novel, but such particles […]

Added sugar can double risk of heart disease mortality, researchers find

Adopting healthy eating habits might require more than just heading for the salad bar in the […]

Helmet designs can reduce concussion risk by 50 percent, study shows

You’ve seen it all over the news lately: concussions pose a serious risk, especially for football […]

Smoky Rooms: Chemicals deposited by cigarette smoke can cause health problems on their own, research shows

Smoky Rooms: Chemicals deposited by cigarette smoke can cause health problems on their own, research shows

We have all been told plenty of times: Smoking is hazardous for your health. Ever since D.A.R.E. came […]

Run for your lives: Exercise for cancer patients can cut mortality rates in half, study suggests

Exercise just may be the key to cure cancer, or at least one step toward getting […]

Miller-Urey experiment redux: Researchers seek origins of life in safer recreation of 1953 study

Miller-Urey experiment redux: Researchers seek origins of life in safer recreation of 1953 study

Put yourself in a world with a harsh, dark, fiery atmosphere. There is no one in […]