Julia Boehm, Chapman University – Health and Happiness

Does being happy make you healthier? Is, perhaps, the inverse also true? Dr. Julia Boehm, assistant

Jeremy Mould, Swinburne University of Technology – Gravity’s Constant

Have the natural laws that govern the cosmos ever changed? Dr. Jeremy Mould, professor of astrophysics

David Kaplan, Tufts University – Silk Medical Improvements

  Metallic screws and plates have long been used in reconstructive medical procedures. Dr. David Kaplan,

Megan Papesh, Louisiana State University – Flaws of Facial Recognition Technology

Facial recognition technology is still in its infancy. Dr. Megan Papesh, assistant professor of psychology at

Norah Feeny, Case Western Reserve University – PTSD Resilience

Exposure to trauma doesn’t necessarily dictate PTSD for the victim. Dr. Norah Feeny, professor of psychology

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