3Qs: Physicists push for underground testing facility

Pran Nath, the Matthews Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Physics at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, is among a group of leading the­o­ret­ical physi­cists who have asked the Depart­ment of Energy to develop a large under­ground neu­trino facility to main­tain U.S. lead­er­ship in the fron­tier of par­ticle physics. We asked Nath to explain the facility and its value.

3Qs: An Apple for the teacher — and student

Last week Apple announced two new eReader plat­forms – iBooks and iAu­thor – that the elec­tronics giant hopes will mod­ernize learning and “rein­vent text­books.” We asked Matthew Gray, an assis­tant pro­fessor of the­ater in the Col­lege of Arts, Media and Design, who was recently quoted in ArsTech­nica about Apple’s foray into text­books, to com­ment on the new soft­ware and how it will change the face of edu­ca­tion as we know it.

3Qs: It’s all in the mind

The Amer­ican Psy­cho­log­ical Asso­ci­a­tion recently released a study reporting that one in five Amer­i­cans is extremely stressed. We asked Erin Sharaf, a clin­ical instructor in the Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences and a former primary-​​care provider, to expound on the con­cept of stress from a phys­i­o­log­ical per­spec­tive and what we can do to reduce stress in our own lives.