Cleanse is creating infection, but let’s not reduce our brain

Cleanse is creating infection, but let’s not reduce our brain

Hair today, damaging the climate tomorrowFairfax Media via Getty Say air pollution and we tend to think of car exhausts, large factories and open fires. But in Western cities, the biggest source of air pollution is something else entirely: household items like your deodorant and shampoo. A team including Brian McDonald and Jessica Gilman of […]

The saying Area in American Reformatory Is Evident, and Low income Is Creating Even worse

The saying Area in American Reformatory Is Evident, and Low income Is Creating Even worse

The American criminal justice system’s glaring racial disparities are well known: Black people make up nearly 40 percent of America’s incarcerated population and are more than five times as likely as whites to be behind bars. A new paper from the People’s Policy Project, a progressive think tank, looks at how economic inequality exacerbates this longstanding racial divide.   Using data from […]

Creating an augmented-reality sandbox for astrophysics

Creating an augmented-reality sandbox for astrophysics

Top Story Undergraduate students designed and built a sandbox where users can mold their own universe with sand and watch how gravity affects an object — a spacecraft or a comet, for example — as it travels through the imagined environment. Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, the augmented-reality sandbox, dubbed “Gravbox,” […]

Best of 2017: Creating a digital cure for epilepsy

Best of 2017: Creating a digital cure for epilepsy

Top Story Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by unpredictable, recurrent seizures that can pose a risk to a patient’s safety. A team of Rice University engineering students created a machine-learning algorithm that was “very good” at predicting seizures: It predicted all seizures in their dataset at least two minutes before their onset with 3.9 […]