Can public health officials in the U.S. and the U.K. learn from each other’s experiences to cope with a rash of measles outbreaks? NOVA Next contributor Tara Haelleinvestigates the state of these two countries’ struggles.
In other news from NOVA and around the web:
- Movies are masters of mind games. Here’s the science behind what happens when you watch your fav flick.
- Beauty in math and art activate the same brain area .
- A small meteorite hit Managua, Nicaragua this weekend, resulting in a crater 16 feet deep .
- There’s more to Stonehenge than we’d ever imagined.
- A 24-year-old woman has discovered that she has no cerebellum in her brain.
- At least 55 people in Japan have contracted dengue fever in the past week.
- Australia’s free HPV vaccine program is a big success .
- Europa might have plate tectonics— above its ocean , instead of below.
- Apple’s newly announced Apple Watch has four sensors to monitor your heartbeat.
- These sea creatures could add an entirely new branch to the tree of life.
- 10 apps that are the next best thing after being in space .
- The D.E.A. will allow consumers to return some unused prescription medications to pharmacies.
- Boston settlers had no idea that their toilets would one day become time capsules.
- The newest antibiotic candidate was found in the vaginal microbiome .
- Discover the connections between music and quantum theory .
- U.S. scientists predict a long fight against Ebola.