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How Water Made Fire in an Indonesian Volcano

Tue, 2022-12-06 16:30

Heavy rains may have set off an outpouring of ash and gases from Indonesia’s volcano Semeru “like uncorking a soda bottle”

The Linguistics of Swearing Explain Why We Substitute Darn for Damn

Tue, 2022-12-06 16:15

Languages from Hindi to Korean tone down swear words by inserting gentler consonants into speech. Here’s how “Let’s go Brandon” got started

Astronomers Grapple with JWST's Discovery of Early Galaxies

Tue, 2022-12-06 06:45

Researchers are convinced the James Webb Space Telescope has glimpsed an unexpected population of galaxies in the early universe. Now they’re trying to decide what this means for our understanding of the cosmos

On December 7 the Moon Will Photobomb Mars

Wed, 2022-11-30 10:00

Much of North America can witness a delightful astronomical event on the evening of December 7 as the moon blocks out Mars

Is Our Universe a Hologram? Physicists Debate Famous Idea on Its 25th Anniversary

Wed, 2022-11-30 06:45

The Ads/CFT duality conjecture suggests our universe is a hologram, enabling significant discoveries in the 25 years since it was first proposed

Mauna Loa, Earth's Largest Active Volcano, Just Woke Up after 38 Years

Tue, 2022-11-29 10:45

Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano on Earth, erupted for the first time in nearly 40 years. Its eruptions tend to be shorter-lived than those of the other Big Island volcanoes, and its lava is more liquid and flows faster

People with Bipolar Disorder Often Use Cannabis. It May Sometimes Help

Tue, 2022-11-29 06:45

Diminished risk-taking behaviors and other benefits may explain why many people with bipolar disorder keep consuming cannabis despite some dire downsides

Outdoor Air Conditioning Cools the World Cup--But Is It Sustainable?

Fri, 2022-11-25 08:00

In an ever warming world, the health benefits of stadium air-conditioning may not outweigh the climate risks

Satellite Constellations Could Harm the Environment, New Watchdog Report Says

Thu, 2022-11-24 10:00

Elon Musk’s Starlink and other satellite sources of light pollution and orbital debris should face an environmental review, the U.S. Government Accountability Office finds

Three New Ebola Vaccines Will Soon Be Tested in Uganda

Wed, 2022-11-23 12:00

Health care workers in Uganda will be among the first people to receive candidate Ebola vaccines in a clinical trial that could expand the available tools for the control of Sudan ebolavirus outbreak

Pregnancy Changes the Brain, Possibly Promoting Bonding with a Baby

Wed, 2022-11-23 08:30

A woman during pregnancy shows changes in a key brain network that may be important for bonding with their child


Why 2 Is the Best Number and Other Secrets from a MacArthur-Winning Mathematician

Tue, 2022-11-22 09:00

Mathematician Melanie Matchett Wood seeks creative ways of solving open math problems

Is a Diagnostic Test to Blame for Why We Know So Little about Autism in Girls?

Tue, 2022-11-22 07:00

A standard diagnostic test may be one reason autism research includes so few female participants

Quantum Particles Aren't Spinning. So Where Does Their Spin Come From?

Tue, 2022-11-22 06:45

A new proposal seeks to solve the paradox of quantum spin

Why Life Expectancy Keeps Dropping in the U.S. as Other Countries Bounce Back

Mon, 2022-11-21 08:00

COVID cut average life spans short in many high-income countries, but the U.S. decline has been steeper and longer than most

Tiny 'Rover' Explores Cells without Harming Them

Mon, 2022-11-21 06:45

A miniature antenna can transmit data from inside cells without using damaging microwaves

Twitter Chaos Endangers Public Safety, Emergency Managers Warn

Fri, 2022-11-18 14:15

Twitter is a crucial communication tool during disasters, but impersonators and other problems under Elon Musk’s leadership have emergency managers on edge

Sexist Science in Soccer Harms Women in an Epic Own Goal

Fri, 2022-11-18 07:00

As men take the pitch for the World Cup, science supports their safety and equipment more than it does women's

Hidden 'Paleo Valleys' Could Help California Survive Droughts

Fri, 2022-11-18 06:45

“Paleo valleys,” carved by ice age rivers and now underground, could provide spaces to recharge California’s depleted groundwater

The Feminist Test We Keep Failing: Lost Women of Science Podcast, Season 3 Bonus Episode

Thu, 2022-11-17 10:00

There's a test that we at Lost Women of Science seem to fail again and again: the Finkbeiner Test.