Monthly Archive:: May 2014

Peter McGraw, University of Colorado – A Science of Humor

Can we accurate codify why things make us laugh? Dr. Peter McGraw of the University of

Nancy Low, McGill University – Inactivity and Depression

Can leading a sedentary lifestyle contribute to depression? Dr. Nancy Low, assistant professor in the department of

Robin Read, Plymouth University – Robotic Communication

In the world of science fiction, humans and robots converse freely. Robin Read, research fellow at

Arun Bhunia, Purdue University – Better Salmonella Detection

Salmonella outbreaks can be devastating. To reduce this danger, Arun Bhunia, professor of food microbiology at

Daniel Hahn, University of Florida – “Sexy” Fruit Flies

Apparently, you can sterilize flies too well. In today’s Academic Minute, Daniel Hahn, assistant professor in

Dan Peppe, Baylor University – Proconsul Fossils

Of all fossils, the Proconsul is among the earliest ever discovered. Dan Peppe, assistant professor of geology at

Georgia Panagiotaki, University of East Anglia – How Culture Shapes Understanding

Many factors influence how a child understands and interprets the human body and its related physical

Susan Kalisz, University of Pittsburgh – Recipe for Invasive Plant Species

Species interaction dictates a great deal of a location’s biodiversity. Susan Kalisz, professor of biology at

Lauren Dutra, University of California, San Francisco – E-Cigs and Real Cigs

E-Cigarettes are rapidly gaining popularity. Lauren Dutra, post-doctoral scholar at the University of California, San Francisco’s

Dr. Raj Morey, Duke University – Traumatic Brain Injuries

Direct trauma clearly has negative effects on the brain. Dr. Raj Morey, associate professor of psychiatry