Meet Leo P, a new dwarf galaxy identified by astronomers using the WIYN 3.5m telescope at the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Southern Arizona (WIYN is owned and operated by the WIYN Consortium, which consists of University of Wisconsin, Indiana University, Yale University, and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory). IU Bloomington astronomer Katherine Rhode worked [...]
A team of American and Italian neuroscientists has identified a cellular change in the brain that accompanies obesity. The findings could explain the body’s tendency to maintain undesirable weight levels and identify possible targets for pharmacological efforts to address obesity. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, identify a switch [...]
IU Bloomington media specialist Tracy James blogs about an upcoming conference hosted by Brenda Weber, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Gender Studies at IU Bloomington. Weber has organized Reality Gendervision, a conference focused on “sexuality and gender on reality TV” that is drawing researchers from as far away as New [...]
IU Bloomington geologists David Bish and Juergen Schieber discuss their ongoing roles in NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity mission.
Taking data from cosmic rays for the first time, the international NOvA experiment — with the fingerprints of Indiana University researchers all over it — began recording its first three-dimensional images last week, moving closer to the day when physicists can begin measuring neutrino energies. “We’re not measuring neutrinos yet, but this marks a milestone [...]
A student researcher in biology, Maria Alatorre hopes to narrow the gap between lab researchers and practicing physicians as she takes her science expertise abroad.
The Science Behind The News series, an NBC/NSF collaboration, features features IU Bloomington chemist Erin Carlson path-breaking work in pursuing new medicines.