Green areas give you more than just a place to stretch your legs – they can also affect your chances of suffering a stroke, according to a new study that linked having green spaces close by with a 16 percent reduction in stroke risk. For the purposes of the research, the nearby green spaces … Read more
Admit it. We all have our favorite world map, where the place we call home sits right at the center. When that world map is flipped upside down or shifted to the left or right, everything feels… unbalanced. More than just a classroom squabble, it’s a reflection of how maps can shape how we … Read more
SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said Friday that his company is now focusing on cyber defense and overcoming signal jamming of its Starlink internet satellites amid Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Musk and SpaceX sent Starlink terminals to Ukraine at the request of a government official after internet service was disrupted across the country … Read more
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Although meteorites are known to fall all over the world, the environment and unique processes in Antarctica make them somewhat easier to find on the pristine, snowy landscape. Still, collecting meteorites in Antarctica is physically grueling and hazardous work. But what if there was a “treasure map” which showed the most probable places to … Read more
You might think that clouds are clouds all over Earth, but that’s not quite so. If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, the clouds there are different, more abundant, and more reflective than clouds found in the Northern Hemisphere, a fact scientists are well familiar with, but have not been able to fully explain. Now, … Read more
COVID-19 COVID-19 looms large over the next year in science Any look at the immediate future of science must start with the pandemic coronavirus. As the world enters the third year of COVID-19, researchers are striving for a handle on what the latest variant of concern, Omicron, may mean for the pandemic’s trajectory. Given the … Read more