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How hot are atoms in the shock wave of an exploding star?
How hot are atoms in the shock wave of an exploding star? 21 January 2019A new method to measure the temperature of atoms during the explosive death of a star will help scientists understand the shock wave that occurs as a result of this supernova explosion.
Having stressed out ancestors improves immune response to stress
Having stressed out ancestors improves immune response to stress 21 January 2019Having ancestors who were frequently exposed to stressors can improve one's own immune response to stressors, according to researchers at Penn State who studied fence lizards and their stress response. The results suggest that family history should be considered to predict or understand the health implications of stress.
Discovering the beauty of living cells: Science meets coffee shop art
Discovering the beauty of living cells: Science meets coffee shop art 17 January 2019A recent art exhibition in downtown State College featured "The Art of Cell Biology," with 18 works produce by Penn State scientists. Claire Thomas, associate professor of biology and of biochemistry and molecular biology and curator of the exhibit, discusses the exhibit as well as the intersection of science and art.

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