Topic: Science

Subtopics:   Astronomy and Cosmology Biology Engineering Environment Geology Neuroscience Physics Psychology Sociology
Saying Sorry Matters, Study Says

Saying Sorry Matters, Study Says

Psychology graduate student Marissa Drell wanted to know: Does an apology help a child feel better? She set up an experiment to find out.

Spring 2016

X Marks the Spot…For Now

X Marks the Spot…For Now

Astronomy professor decodes a mystery of shifting prime meridian

Astronomy professor Ken Seidelmann helped solve a minor mystery of the GPS era: Did the prime meridian move?

Spring 2016

The Choice is Yours

The Choice is Yours

Changing interpretation of a situation makes a difference

Many Americans suffer from anxiety disorders, yet few seek treatment. A positive emotional response to anxiety can make it more manageable, says UVA psychology professor Bethany Teachman.

Spring 2016

The History of Calendars

The History of Calendars

How astronomy, religion and ego led to what hangs on our walls today

The Gregorian calendar seems steady and unchangeable, right? Well, it took us a long time to get here. And it’s not even done changing.

February 10, 2016

Human Computer

Human Computer

As a teenager, Caroyl Beddow Gooch measured the stars on Mount Jefferson

Caroyl Beddow Gooch's careful calculations of astronomical measurements helped McCormick Observatory become one of the world's top observatories in the mid-20th century.

Winter 2015

Objects May Be Closer than They Appear

Objects May Be Closer than They Appear

Cognitive science lab studies the factors that affect how we perceive what we see

Beauty is not the only thing in the eye of the beholder. Height. Distance. Effort. Cognitive psychologist Dennis Proffitt studies how we see the world around us.

Winter 2015

Print Shop

Print Shop

Dots and Lines of 3-D Bioprinters Help UVA Scientists, Step by Tiny Step

UVA has two of the most precise bioprinters in the nation. What can they do? How do they do it?

Winter 2015

Ghost World

Ghost World

A Look at the Supernatural Through the Lens of Six Disciplines

How UVA academics interpret the supernatural—spirits, visions, the undead and more—in their respective fields.

October 8, 2015

Tibetan Medicine Under the Microscope

Tibetan Medicine Under the Microscope

UVA Medical Center examines efficacy and possibilities of an ancient practice

Doctors at the UVA Medical Center are taking a closer look at whether traditional Tibetan healing techniques can help patient outcomes—and stand up to scientific scrutiny.

Fall 2015

Brain Freeze

Brain Freeze

A UVA neurologist explains why ice cream can make us (literally) scream

What exactly is brain freeze and how can we avoid it? A UVA neurologist explains why ice cream can make us (literally) scream.

June 30, 2015

Secrets of the Stars

Secrets of the Stars

APOGEE gives astronomers a new view of the galaxy

As part of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, the APOGEE project is giving us a clearer view of our dusty galaxy.

Summer 2015

Sleuthing Sudden Death

Sleuthing Sudden Death

Eric Topol leads the largest investigation ever into the causes of sudden, unexplained death

Eric Topol (Col ’75), director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, is helping untangle the mystery of sudden, unexplained death.

Summer 2015

Getting Your Child Ready for Kindergarten

Getting Your Child Ready for Kindergarten

For young children, there are more important things than the three Rs

Education professor Amanda Williford discusses how to ready your child for the transition to kindergarten.

Summer 2015

Raising Readers

Raising Readers

Three things you can do to raise kids who read

Three things you can do to raise kids who read.

May 12, 2015

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