Yaroslav Urzhumov, from Duke Univ., and a team used a 3D printer to make an invisibility cloak.
Inga Kadisha, from the Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham, and a team found that the feeling of hunger itself may protect against Alzheimer’s disease.
Tobias Hoch, from the Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, and a team studied hedonic hyperphagia— eating for pleasure not hunger— and found that people really can’t eat just one potato chip.
Robert Scholten, from Univ. of Melbourne, and a team made a discovery that is an important step toward making ultrafast high-resolution electron imaging a reality.
Amal Kaddoumi, from The Univ. of Louisiana at Monroe, and a team found that consumption of extra virgin olive oil reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease as a component of the oil helps shuttle abnormal proteins out of the brain.
Laura Sherman, from the Univ. of Michigan, and a team found that a common test overestimates mercury exposure from dental fillings.
Gareth Morgan, of the Smithsonian Institution, and a team found that the face of Mars is dotted with a maze of channels, pointing to possible ancient megaflood episodes.
Joshua Pearce, of Michigan Technological Univ., and a team use milk jugs as material for 3D printing.
Mi-Hyeon Jang, from the Mayo Clinic, and a team identified how antidepressant drugs work.
Xavier Calmet from Univ. of Sussex, and a team studied how the Higgs boson interacts with gravity and took a small step toward fulfilling Einstein’s dream of proving there is only one fundamental force in nature.
Avi Loeb, from Harvard Univ., and a team are looking to dying stars in a search for evidence of alien life.
Tom Higham, from the Univ. of Oxford, and a team found that Neanderthals went extinct in Europe much earlier than previously thought.
Tom Smulders, from Newcastle Univ., and a team found that water-wrinkled fingers have an evolutionary purpose.
Lena Brundin, from Michigan State Univ., and a team found that a chemical in the brain called glutamate is linked to suicidal behavior, offering new hope for efforts to prevent people from taking their own lives.
Steven Davis from the Univ. of California, Irvine, researched climate change and found that a fundamental overhaul of the global energy system is needed to stop emissions.
Cheryl Rosenfeld, from the Univ. of Missouri, and a team researched BPA and learned that their finding did not match previous studies on the chemical.
David Dilcher, from Indiana Univ., and a team solved Darwin’s abominable mystery— the apparently sudden appearance and rapid spread of flowering plants in the fossil record.
Ervan Garrison, from the Univ. of Georgia, and a team discovered a 36,000-year-old whale fossil.
Mounir Laroussi, from Old Dominion Univ., and a team found that plasma beams can kill cancer cells while keeping the healthy cells intact.
Frederick Lepore, from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and a team studied newly discovered photographs taken in 1955 of Einstein’s brain and compared it to 85 typical brains, highlighting the unique features behind Einstein’s genius.
Lee Friedman, from the Univ. of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, and a team found that injured patients were less likely to die in the hospital if they had alcohol in their blood.
Aaron Davis, from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and a team found that coffee in the wild may go extinct in 70 years.
Duncan Leitch, from Vanderbilt Univ., and a team found that alligators and crocodiles have an incredibly keen sense of touch.
Andrea Nicol, from UCLA, and a team found that Botulinum toxin type A (BOTOX) injections significantly improve pain and quality of life in people with chronic bilateral posterior neck and shoulder myofascial pain syndrome.