Latest Stanford Universities Stories

2011-01-11 23:10:50

A new online game developed by Carnegie Mellon and Stanford Universities is the first to connect virtual reality with the real world.Called EteRNA, it harnesses game play to uncover principles for designing molecules of RNA.Biologists believe RNA may be the key regulator of everything that happens in living cells.Understanding its design could prove useful for treating or controlling such diseases as HIV.But the game doesn't end with the highest computer score.Rather, players are scored and...

2008-04-05 16:20:00

Scientists at Northwestern and Stanford Universities have found that both sex and financial risk are associated with the same areas in the brain.  The researchers conducted their study in young men, and discovered these men were more likely to take large financial risks after being shown erotic pictures than if they were shown pictures of scary or neutral objects, such as a stapler or a snake. Using brain scans, the researchers determined that the arousing pictures lit up the same...

Word of the Day
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).