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Old rocks, new science: Why Apollo 11 samples are still as relevant as ever

In September 1969, Washington University in St. Louis scientists were among the first to receive samples collected from the historic Apollo 11 moon mission. At this year's Lunar and Planetary Science Convention, a student, a faculty member and an...
18-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Long live the long-limbed African chicken

Pick your chicken wisely. The choice could make or break your marriage. For generations, household farmers in the Horn of Africa have selectively chosen chickens with certain traits that make them more appealing. Some choices are driven by the...
16-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sanz Recognized with Women-in-Primatology Award

Crickette Sanz, associate professor of biological anthropology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, received the 2019 Ai’s Scarf Award, otherwise known as the Women-in-Primatology Award. The honor was announced in Kyoto,...
12-Jul-2019 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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For malnourished children, new therapeutic food boosts gut microbes, healthy development

A new type of therapeutic food, specifically designed to repair the gut microbiomes of malnourished children, is superior to standard therapy in an initial clinical trial conducted in Bangladesh.
8-Jul-2019 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Mustering a milder mustard

The mustards, broccolis and cabbages of the world share a distinct and bitter taste. Some consider the flavor of cruciferous plants their strongest attribute. But even in India and China, where Brassicas have been cultivated for more than 4,000...
11-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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No more trial-and-error when choosing an electrolyte for metal-air batteries

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a one-parameter measure that makes selecting the correct electrolyte for potassium-air batteries an exercise in rationality, rather than patience.
10-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Credit Counseling Can Lead to Significant Reduction in Consumer Debt

People who take advantage of nonprofit credit counseling services have statistically significant reductions in consumer debt, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.“We followed the credit records of...
9-Jul-2019 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Characterizing the ‘arrow of time’ in open quantum systems

VIDEO: Even in the strange world of open quantum systems, the arrow of time points steadily forward -- most of the time. New experiments conducted at Washington University in St. Louis compare the forward and reverse trajectories of superconducting...
9-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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