WEIRD SCIENCE

Does Alcohol Reveal the Real You?

by Robby Berman – Liquid love (AUSTIN.HAPPEL) “Here’s to alcohol: the cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems.” So sayeth noted philosopher Homer Simpson. It’s the ubiquitous social lubricant that makes it easier to socialize, and some would say, freely speak …

Is plant protein superior to animal protein?

by Derek Beres – The most common question I received during my decades of vegetarianism concerned protein. People were fascinated that a human could receive adequate supplies of the macronutrient without consuming animal products. This became especially relevant when I dabbled in veganism …

LANL’s New explosive could render toxic TNT obsolete

  David Szondy –  Explosives chemist David Chávez pours an example of melt-castable explosive into a copper mold at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Technical Area 9 (Credit: LANL)   It looks as if the days of the venerable explosive trinitrotoluene (TNT) are numbered …

Entanglement “on demand” sets the stage for quantum internet

  Michael Irving – Researchers at TU Delft have developed a new technique for generating quantum entanglement links on demand, opening the door for practical quantum networks (Credit: Cheyenne Hensgens)With more sensitive data than ever being shared – and stolen – online, more secure …