Category: Symmetry

  • Ancestral asymmetries…

    Ancestral asymmetries…

    The left and right side of the brain are involved in different tasks. This functional lateralization and associated brain asymmetry are well documented in humans, but little is known about brain asymmetry in our closest living relatives, the great apes. Using endocasts (imprints of the brain on cranial bones), scientists now challenge the long-held notion […]

  • Hidden Symmetry

    Two Rutgers physics professors have proposed an explanation for a new type of order, or symmetry, in an exotic material made with uranium. When cooled to 17.5 degrees above absolute zero or lower, the flow of electricity through this material changes subtly. The material essentially acts like an electronic version of polarized sunglasses, he explains. […]