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A singer’s opera

The Vatican echoes with chants. Rodrigo Borgia is pope....

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Metabolomics just got smaller

Not long ago, scientists placed wagers on the number of...

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Patti rolling on RIVER grant

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The Monster of

Who is the real monster?

Two hundred years after its publication, “Frankenstein” remains a powerful metaphor for the dangers of science unchecked by social responsibility. Corinna Treitel discusses in this video “Frankenstein’s” continued power to challenge and inform.

Mark Alford

Is nature fundamentally weird?

Unlike everyday objects, quantum particles can be linked over long distances, behaving as one integrated whole, even though they are so widely separated they can’t communicate, even at the speed of light. Einstein hated the idea, which he called “spooky action at a distance.” Physicist Mark Alford explains the logic behind a famous experiment designed to tell whether quantum mechanics is spooky or non spooky.

Rendering of Bryan Hall

A Facelift for Bryan

As part of the Driving Discovery initiative, Bryan Hall at Washington University in St. Louis is being transformed into a state-of-the-art home for chemistry. Sondra Rotty, senior project manager with Tarlton Construction, gives an update on the project. Upon completion in 2018, the renovated Bryan Hall will house an additional 28,000 square feet of research space.