Katie Corcoran (l) and Amy Mundorff (r) prepare a test grave for the three-year research project at UT's Forensic Anthropology Center. Photo by Amy Smotherman Burgess/News Sentinel
A Grave Situation

Forensic anthropologists are developing new technologies to remotely detect mass graves and unearth evidence of the atrocities buried within.

A neutron star is the dense, collapsed core of a massive star that exploded as a supernova. The neutron star contains about a Sun's worth of mass packed in a sphere the size of a large city. Credit: NASA/Dana Berry.
Down to the Core

Some traditionally reclusive physicists are reaping the rewards of collaboration to solve some very weighty problems.