NASA’s Report Details a Dark Time in American History but Finds no Direct Evidence That Webb Fired People for Their Sexual Orientation

NASA has announced the release of the James Webb History Report, a document detailing their investigation into the namesake of the next-generation space telescope that took to space on December 25th, 2021. Months before it launched, the observatory became the subject of controversy when it was revealed that Webb was involved in the so-called “Lavender … Read more

Climate change jeopardizes health care services, report says

With Kaiser Permanente’s Santa Rosa Medical Center in the background, a flame from an open gas valve burns at the Journey’s End mobile home park on Oct. 9, 2017, in Santa Rosa, Calif. Dr. Suzy Fitzgerald helped with the evacuation of 122 patients from Kaiser Permanente’s Santa Rosa Medical Center nearly five years ago, as … Read more

Report lays out future scenarios for global chemical industry

Front cover of “Planet Positive Chemicals” report. Credit: Center for Global Commons, The University of Tokyo A new report sends a dire warning to the chemical industry, which it says is on track for a future global warming scenario with catastrophic consequences, and sets out tangible, credible pathways for the sector to become an enabler … Read more

COVID increased Latinas’ responsibilities at home while limiting their ability to work: Report

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain During the COVID-19 pandemic, Latinas left their jobs in large numbers as they were forced to shoulder an unequal share of household and child care responsibilities, and most haven’t reentered the workforce despite an economic rebound, according to a report published today by the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Institute. Predicted … Read more

New approach more than doubles stem cell editing efficiency, researchers report

A Penn State student measures modified RNA concentration with a spectrophotometer. The researchers found that modified RNA improves the efficiency of CRISPR-Cas9 delivery. Credit: Kate Myers/Penn State A Penn State-led team of interdisciplinary researchers has developed techniques to improve the efficiency of CRISPR-Cas9, the genome editing technique that earned the Nobel Prize in 2020. While … Read more

Researchers report counterintuitive friction effect

Slow sliding speed (left) leaves the structur of the metal intact. Fast sliding (middle) completely destroys it. Extremely fast sliding (right) partly melts the uppermost layer, but this effect protects the layers below. Credit: Vienna University of Technology When two metal surfaces slide against each other, a variety of complicated phenomena occur that lead to … Read more

New report shows Canadians confused about the value of space

Canadians enjoy space, but don’t really recognize how important it is for our everyday lives. That’s one of the takeaway messages from a new Inmarsat report, which surveyed 20,000 people globally. Among the Canadian group, 40% say they are hopeful about the possibilities of space and 32% say they are excited. But as for applications, … Read more

Researchers report solar energetic particle event observed by China’s Tianwen-1 mission

The Astrophysical Journal Letters (2022). DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/ac80f5″ width=”800″ height=”436″/> Locations of TW-1 (gray point), Mars (red point), Earth (blue point), STA (purple point), PSP (yellow point), and SolO (green point) at 12:00 UT on 2020 November 29 ( a). The black arrow indicates the location of the active region associated with the event. The hourly … Read more

Brexit built borders inside British-European families, new report found

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain From joining different queues at airport security to holding different immigration status in their country of residence, the shift from a common status as EU citizens to family members having different rights to residence has evoked strong emotions. Brexit has had ‘real life consequences’ for those in mixed British-European families, says … Read more

Amid climate change and conflict, more resilient food systems a must, report shows

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Increased demand for water will be the No. 1 threat to food security in the next 20 years, followed closely by heat waves, droughts, income inequality and political instability, according to a new University of Colorado Boulder-led study which calls for increased collaboration to build a more resilient global food supply. … Read more