Art detectives find the faded colors in Van Gogh’s masterpiece

By Kevin Stark and Tim Rosenberger Vincent Van Gogh’s famous paintings of his bedroom used to have purple walls and, like detectives, scientists Francesca Casadio and Marc Walton have the evidence to prove it. How can the artist’s paint serve as physical evidence of the world in which it was originally applied so long  ago? […]

A vaccine for drug addiction is in the works

By Danielle Prieur Treating drug addiction with a vaccine might become a solution to combat prescription drug and heroin addiction and the rapid rise in overdose deaths. A vaccine, which has undergone tests in animal subjects so far, holds promise, said Dr. William Compton, deputy director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The vaccine […]

Research models tackle the frontline fight on global hunger

By Kevin Stark Paul West is planning the ultimate harvest. He is trying to feed billions more people on Earth with the same land we farm today. Between 35 and 40 percent of all the land on the planet yields food to feed Earth’s roughly 7 billion people.  But global populations are on the rise […]