Webb and Hubble Work Together to Reveal This Spectacular Galaxy Pair – and several Bonuses!

What’s better than a pair of galaxies observed by a pair of iconic space telescopes? The answer to that, according to researchers using the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes, is finding even more galaxies and other remarkable details no one expected in the duo’s observations. “Galaxies in the foreground, background, deep background, and into … Read more

Direct democracy can force governments to better represent the people—but it doesn’t always work out

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain In August 2022, a statewide referendum in Kansas saw citizens overwhelmingly reject a plan to insert anti-abortion language into the state’s constitution. It comes as a slew of similar votes on abortion rights are planned in the coming months—putting the issue directly to the people after the Supreme Court struck down … Read more

Her work helped her boss win the Nobel Prize. Now the spotlight is on her

For more than 30 years, Donna Elbert crunched numbers for astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar. Credit: Dianne Hofner Saphiere, Susan Elbert Steele, Joanne Elbert Kantner Scientists have long studied the work of Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, the Indian-born American astrophysicist who won the Nobel Prize in 1983, but few know that his research on stellar and planetary dynamics owes … Read more

Recent findings from Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall eruptions change what we know about how volcanoes work

Nature (2022). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-022-04981-x” width=”800″ height=”310″/> geological setting. a, Geological setting of the RP and the ITSCs of Reykjanes, Svartsengi, Fagradalsfjall, Krýsuvík and Brennisteinsfjöll extending from west to east are shown in bold13. The inset map of Iceland shows the location of the RP. Scale bar, 5 km b, The Fagradalsfjall ITSC and the eruption … Read more

How you can help protect sharks, and what doesn’t work

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Sharks are some of the most ecologically important and most threatened animals on Earth. Recent reports show that up to one-third of all known species of sharks and their relatives, rays, are threatened with extinction. Unsustainable overfishing is the biggest threat by far. Losing sharks can coastal food webs that billions … Read more

Some commercial sanitizers may not work as well against norovirus as originally thought

10 reduction of GII.4 human norovirus (hNoV) genome equivalent copies (GECs) by various sanitizing products and contact times (30 and 60 s) on Formica coupons without (a, b) and with ( c, d) a wiping step with paper towel. The dotted line for each panel represents the limit of detection of the assay. Different letters … Read more

Who flirts to get ahead at work? Study finds it’s most often subordinate men

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.obhdp.2022.104186″ width=”800″ height=”530″/> Moderated mediation analysis in Study 4 (PROCESS Model 8). Depicts unstandardized regression coefficients from analyzes using standardized variables. * p Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.obhdp.2022.104186 The stereotype of the female secretary who hikes up her skirt to get a promotion … 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

Scientific ‘detective work’ with South American mummies reveals they were brutally murdered

The Marburg male mummy – macroscopic views of the whole mummy. Credit: AM Begerock, R Loynes, OK Peschel, J Verano, R Bianucci, I Martinez Armijo, M González, AG Nerlich How frequent was violence in prehistoric human societies? One way to measure this is to look for trauma in prehistoric human remains. For example, a recent … Read more

World clock: What is it and how does it work?

Have you ever wondered how the world clock works to keep everyone in sync? We live in different time zones, but from New York to Melbourne, a second is always a second. That’s because everyone sets their local clocks using an internationally agreed standard called Coordinated Universal Time, also known as UTC. UTC is defined … Read more