Anthropologist explores how heat impacts North Texans’ physical, mental health

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain When Courtney Cecale moved into her North Texas house in the summer of 2020, she was in for a heat shock. The plants in her car wilted and died before she could move them into the house. Her two black Labradors, Carl and Tony, got sick. “There were just very small, … Read more

Will Earth’s Fallies Take Root on Mars? Black Comedy Explores the Frontier

The world’s richest human wants to build a city on Mars: Fifty years ago, Elon Musk’s vision of our future on the Red Planet might have sounded like science fiction — but today, Musk is actually serious about the idea of ​​using billions of dollars from ventures like SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network to finance the … Read more

Study explores the promises and pitfalls of evolutionary genomics

Credit: Shutterstock The second century Alexandrian astronomer and mathematician Claudius Ptolemy had a grand ambition. Hoping to make sense of the motion of stars and the paths of planets, he published a magisterial treatise on the subject, known as the Almagest. Ptolemy created a complex mathematical model of the universe that seemed to recapitulate the … Read more

How do genomes evolve between species? Team explores the key role of 3D structure in male germ cells

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A study led by scientists at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and University of Kent uncovers how the genome three-dimensional structure of male germ cells determines how genomes evolve over time. Published in Nature Communications and carried out in rodent species, the study shows that the distinctive events occurring during … Read more

Study explores academic success among Jewish girls

American Sociological Review (2022). DOI: 10.1177/00031224221076487″ width=”500″ height=”362″/> Bachelor’s Degree Attainment Rates by Upbringing (Jewish versus Non-Jewish). Note: N = 3,238. Error bars indicate 95 percent confidence intervals. Jewish upbringing includes respondents with primarily or partially Jewish upbringing. Underlying models for predicted probabilities with controls include all controls reported in Table 1 (demographic controls). Stars … Read more