The National Institutes of Health has awarded a team of UF researchers $2.7 million to study whether it can use a rare immune cell in pigs to treat influenza.
Students wandering the maze of McCarty Halls, trapped in an infinite loop of signless walkways, will have a new way to navigate.
A pregnant woman digs her nails into the (supposedly) comforting arm of her husband and, in a howl of pain, declares the name of their new baby boy. The husband decides against protest this time, and so Champe is born.
Few people experience science with as much joy and love and enthusiasm as Destin Sandlin. His Smarter Every Day YouTube channel is a medley of head-scratching, “huh”-inducing, brain rattling videos about science all of which, he presents with delightful ease and clarity. He’s a rocket scientist who makes rocket science, among other things, as digestible as algebra (and infinitely more fun).
I recently re-listened to an old Radiolab episode whose beginning filled me with a warm, fluttery excitement for love. Give a listen to this 2,400-year-old story that comes from Plato by way of Aristophanes (it’s transcribed below in case you can’t listen, though the cello and Robert Krulwich’s voice give it something, more):
A dance—a cosmological one, that is.