Recent Articles by

Fariss Samarrai

May 17, 2007
May 17, 2007-- How much money would it take to get you to stick a pin into your palm? How much to stick a pin into the palm of a child you don’t know? How much to slap a friend in the face (with his or her permission) as part of a comedy skit?
May 16, 2007
May 16, 2007 -- Scientists at the University of Virginia and the Medical College of Wisconsin have discovered that a gene that participates in the regulation of the body’s biological rhythms may also be a major control in regulating metabolism.
May 03, 2007
May 3, 2007 -- Rick Webb, a senior scientist in the Department of Environmental Sciences who has studied the various issues involving the possible use of wind energy in Virginia, is a member of a National Research Council committee that yesterday released its findings to Congress and the public afte
April 04, 2007
April 4, 2007 -- Mike Timmins has a room full of toys. About 2,000 of them. All are gizmos and gadgets mixed and matched and concocted in assorted ways to demonstrate the principles of physics. The idea is to popularize the science and make it approachable to students of all ages.
April 02, 2007
April 2, 2007 -- It’s not a question of if; it’s a matter of when.
March 12, 2007
March 12, 2007 -- John Mather, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and a professor at the University of Maryland, will give the 37th annual Hoxton Lecture in Physics on Thurs., March 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Chemistry Building Auditorium (Room 402).
February 08, 2007
Feb. 8, 2007 -- Astronomers from the University of Virginia and other institutions have found that Enceladus, the sixth-largest moon of Saturn, is a “cosmic graffiti artist,” pelting the surfaces of at least 11 other moons of Saturn with ice particles sprayed from its spewing surface geysers.
February 07, 2007
Feb. 7, 2007 -- Children’s conduct problems -- skipping school, sneaking out of the house, lying to parents, shoplifting, or bullying other children -- are a major source of concern for parents and teachers.
February 06, 2007
Feb. 6, 2007 -- Scientists at the University of Virginia have identified what appears to be a major missing link in the process that destroys nerve cells in Alzheimer’s disease, an incurable disease that slowly destroys memory and cognitive abilities. The findings are reported in the Nov.