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Binge Drinking Tells the Brain to Binge Eat

Binge Drinking Tells the Brain to Binge Eat
May 17, 2017

When I first started college, one aspect of campus nightlife completely mystified me. Every Saturday night, a run-down, silver food truck called Uncle Dickie’s set up shop on the edge of the campus frat quad, party central, and at around 12:30 a.m., shambling students would drift towards the truck in search of greasy fries drenched in fake cheese.

Radiation In Space Could Be Harmful to Far-Travelling Astronauts

Radiation in Space Could Be Harmful to Far-Travelling Astronauts
May 12, 2017

Star Trek makes it look so easy. In that universe, one can conquer physics by travelling at faster-than-possible warp speed, beat computing and math by disintegrating someone at one point and building them back up at another, and surpass laws of thermodynamics with phaser beams.

Vanadium Dioxide breaks the scientific mold with game-changing properties

Vanadium Dioxide breaks the scientific mold with game-changing properties
April 5, 2017

Imagine a material that can harness excess heat from engines and use it to generate electricity. Imagine that same material could coat windows to trap heat in the winter but let it go in the summer. Imagine that same material working in computer chips, switching itself on and off in less than a ten-billionth of a second.

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