View our Spring 2015 Issue here. The theme is War.
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR We in Boston aren’t seeing much of the sun these days, or if we are it’s in the form of blinding reflections off mountains of snow. But whether we can see it or not, we perennially find ourselves both fascinated and frightened by the sun. It …
“We are not giving solar storms the attention they deserve, and the more we prolong this, the more susceptible we are to devastation when a particularly strong storm hits Earth.”
“Through enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technology, solar panels can provide the energy needed to extract crude oil from the earth.”
“Our experiment consists of using chemicals to discover a pathway of direct conversion to create neurons from other somatic cell types, a technique known as trans-differentiation.”
LEIB CELNIK In the early hours of April 14, 1561, the residents of Nuremberg, Germany awoke to a bizarre multicolored phenomenon illuminating …
“Though researchers did not explore this aspect of addiction in their experiments, they speculate that the steady rise of skin cancer in humans by an approximate three percent per year might demonstrate the presence of sunlight-seeking behavior.”
“Together, these factors have caused a vitamin D deficiency pandemic across the British Isles, which may contribute to the increased incidence of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis in the UK compared to other European nations.”
Interview with Daniel Nocera, the Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy at Harvard’s Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.
In the last column, we looked at the way in which light perception occurs and how this process can go awry. But …