Defying the Speed of Light

Experimental results from the collaborative efforts between two European laboratories, if confirmed, will shake up the field of physics. The research efforts of OPERA, Italy's Gran Sasso National Laboratory, and CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Switzerland, have reported that neutrinos defy the fundamental rule of physics that nothing travels faster than the speed of light.

A molecular treatment paradigm for congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a life-threatening disease in which the contents of the abdomen encroach upon the heart and lungs of the developing fetus. Despite many advances in managing the condition, it still persists as a major cause of neonatal death in newborns with severe respiratory failure. This review provides a brief context of CDH including its impact, clinical manifestations, and current management & limitations.

Evaluation of the Armed Services Vocation Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

Psychological testing has been used in several industries since the 19th century. At this time, over 100,000 tests are being produced annually with no signs of slowing down. The Armed Services Vocation Aptitude Battery, or ASVAB, was produced by and promptly distributed by the Department of Defense (DOD) to promote career exploration. Currently, over one million men and women each year take this test to determine their career choice. Weaknesses of the exam include lack of parental consent, possible self-doubt, and elimination of postsecondary attendance. Further studies are needed to determine the exact negative repercussions. Errors notwithstanding, the ASVAB is a solid examination with proven successful track record. Future endeavors in this exam should only address the two issues previously stated.