Meg Lowman is the director of the Nature Research Center at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and a research professor at NC State. She has conquered the canopy of the rainforest, and opened up an entirely new world to scientific discovery. She’s just published a textbook that will help future generations of canopy scientists
Ever wondered how those sports team rankings get done? Dr. Carl Meyer is a mathematician working on making those rankings more accurate. This video from Inside Science explains how it’s done. Hint: linear algebra is involved.
We’d be nothing without our proteins – they transport signals around cells , and so have a hand in regulating every single process in our bodies. Scientists know that one way proteins accomplish this transport is to fold themselves into a specific shape that corresponds with a particular molecule. Picture a lock that only opens