From clever chemical tests to psychological studies, discover what researchers are doing to combat sexual assault. NOVA Next contributor Carrie Arnoldreports the story.
In other news from NOVA and around the web:
- Geoengineering could have “catastrophic side-effects,” but some scientists believe it might be our only option .
- Quasars show “spooky” alignment across billions of light-years.
- A team of researchers at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, led by Pardis Sabeti, is sequencing the Ebola virus genome . Learn more about Sabeti’s work in this NOVA scienceNOW profile.
- Chocolate deficits are becoming the norm … and it may only get worse.
- Image of the early universe is only 4.9 percent regular matter.
- A genetic match has been found between two known descendants of Richard III’s relatives and his presumed skeleton.
- #NOVAreads: a virtual book club , coming soon to a browser near you.
- NASA launches Orion spacecraft, paving the way for a human mission to Mars .
- See how space-suit design evolved to allow humankind’s giant leap onto the moon.
- Casual quail sex leads to more fearful, fatter offspring .
- The appeals court in New York state has ruled that chimps do not have human rights.
- The information stored in our genes can make all sorts of predictions about our world.
- A trove of Einstein’s papers is now available online.
- Fracking boom could start to collapse in 2020.
- There are mind-bending mathematical implications of a multi-dimensional universe.
- Bats have a 3D “neural compass” that helps them navigate through space.
- That takeout coffee cup might be messing with your hormones .
- Stephen Hawking can now speak 10 times faster than he could before.