Eric Villard

Do intellectual pursuits predict specific brain disorders?

Research among college students suggests a link between neuropsychiatric disorders among family members and intellectual pursuits.

Alan Shepard and 50th anniversary of America’s first spaceflight

On May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American to travel into space. His suborbital flight came less than a month after Yuri Gagarin orbited Earth once.

Your horse knows you, study suggests

A study suggests that horses with a solid relationship with their trainers have a good concept of person.

Wind turbine in a farm field

Place wind turbines in farmers’ fields, study says

Can the U.S. meet the Department of Energy goal of 20% wind energy by 2030? New research suggests solutions to some opposition to wind energy.

Honoring Yuri Gagarin on 50th anniversary of human space flight

The Russian cosmonaut’s voyage lasted 108 minutes, 89 minutes of which were in space. He orbited the Earth once in his Vostok 1 capsule.

Underground plume of Yellowstone supervolcano bigger than thought

Researchers used electrical conductivity to measure the plume – or area of molten rock – beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano.

Results are in: College students crave media

Nearly 1,000 students from 10 countries wrote blog posts describing how they handled a day disconnected from media.