Embracing creativity, dialogue, culture, and scholarship.
Applying science, technology, and optics to build a better world.
Broadening our understanding of how the world works.
Gaining insights into people, politics, economics, and society.
The Poitier Effect
Sharon Willis argues that Sir Sidney Poitier’s image on screen creates a false sense of equality that continues to appear in the popular media and remains damaging to race relations today.
Hydroxyapatite could promote bone healing
Matthew Yates finds that the mineral in bones and teeth can store a large electrical charge. When electrochemically synthesized as a thin film, this could promote bone healing.
A close call of .8 light years
Eric Mamajek and his team report that “Scholz’s star” likely passed some 70,000 years ago through our solar system’s distant cloud of comets known as the Oort Cloud.
The secret lives of teenagers
Judith Smetana’s research explores how adolescents—locally and globally—use disclosure and secrecy in their quest for autonomy from their parents.
AS&E research funding in FY2013
in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences