Kids’ return to classrooms brings unique challenges for school social workers

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain As children and adolescents go back to school across the country this month, they face escalating mental health challenges. Clinical anxiety and depression among youth has doubled during the pandemic. Gun in the US has reached an advanced level, and according to a June 2022 report by the National Center for … Read more

Massachusetts legalizing sports betting brings more harm than good, experts say

Northeastern public health experts are concerned that a new bill to legalize sports betting in the Bay State, with very little regulation, could present a public health risk for gambling addicts and those at risk of gambling addiction. Credit: Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University Harry Levant knows all too well the devastation that gambling addiction can cause. … Read more

New device design brings unparalleled confidence to cell measurements

The cytometer chip is approximately 25 mm wide and 50 mm long (about 1 x 2 inches). The two bright blue spots are the points where the particles in the fluid are illuminated by laser light. Two fluorescence output signals from each point are carried off by fiber connections at right. There are five inputs … Read more

Fossil tooth analysis brings to light earliest humans from southern Africa

Figure 1: geometric morphometric analyses of the enamel-dentine junction. Credit: Southern Cross University Fossil tooth analysis by Southern Cross University geochemist Dr. Renaud Joannes-Boyau has played a central role in an international collaboration that has properly identified the earliest humans. The new study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciencesdemonstrates that … Read more

Birdwatching brings millions of dollars to Alaska

A bluethroat sings near UAF’s Toolik Field Station north of the Brooks Range. The mostly Eurasian bird’s range extends just over the Bering Sea into northern Alaska. If birders want to see a bluethroat in the Americas, they have to travel to Alaska. Credit: Photo by Seth Beaudreault/Toolik Field Station. A committed and lucky birdwatcher … Read more

Congressional UFO Hearing Brings a Few Answers and More Questions

For the first time in more than half a century, Congress conducted a public hearing into the state of the Pentagon’s study of unidentified aerial phenomena — which is the new name for mysteries once known as unidentified flying objects, or UFOs. Scott Bray, deputy director of naval intelligence, told a hearing organized by the … Read more

SpaceX brings 4 astronauts home with midnight splashdown

In this image made from video supplied by NASA, SpaceX Dragon space capsule is lifted out of the water after splashing down in the Gulf of Mexico early Friday, May 6, 2022. NASA’s Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn and Kayla Barron, and the European Space Agency’s Matthias Maurer undocked from the International Space Station less than … Read more