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Energy planners are working to increase the grid's reliability to keep the power on during droughts, wildfires and heat waves bit.ly/3NtSOrX
The atom interferometry technique uses the effects of time dilation to reveal subtle changes in gravity’s strength. bit.ly/3PzjtFH
Work on genetically modified pigs might provide a solution to the strange illness bit.ly/3PFIC1t
NASA’s Mars Ascent Vehicle will attempt a wildly unconventional liftoff to bring Red Planet samples back to Earth. bit.ly/3MCHUjz
Turning off the camera when trying to hash out new ideas might help bit.ly/3sMl7Ko
Eventually, the most ethical option might be to divert all resources toward building very happy machines bit.ly/3aiiU31
Two testing experts explain the latest data on how well the assays perform bit.ly/3PBrQRm
The Marshall Fire destroyed more than 1,000 homes in December bit.ly/3yS3lJv
Efforts to change problematic names, whether on federal, state or local lands, are steps toward justice and reconciliation bit.ly/3wK1vrB
There are no individual saviors for Tonga’s Internet infrastructure bit.ly/3G9pRiL
Florida manatees are “talking” up a storm, and a team that has been recording those sounds for seven years is starting to understand the chatter. bit.ly/3LzzdFG
All pandemics end eventually. But how, exactly, will we know when the COVID-19 pandemic is really “over”? It turns out the answer to that question may lie more in sociology than epidemiology. (By @tanyalewis314) bit.ly/3lzYXqE
In partnership with @sciam, we explore the issue of weight stigma within the medical community in the U.S., how it affects patients and what doctors are doing to address the issue. Watch here: retroreport.org/video/the-weig…
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Superdeterminism, a radical quantum hypothesis, says our “choices” are illusory. | Perspective by @Horganism bit.ly/39Besfn
Overheating is a major problem for today’s computers, but those of tomorrow might stay cool by circumventing a canonical boundary on information processing. bit.ly/3sOZc5b
Studies of bird feeding in the U.K. raise concerns about the ecological impacts of provisioning our feathered friends. bit.ly/3PxNt4W
Several recent studies point to a small, long-overlooked structure in the brain stem as a crucial gatekeeper for the body’s signals. bit.ly/3lsUJRJ
Top news from around the world bit.ly/38HGJkn
The Starliner team is confident the malfunctions won’t prevent the spacecraft from completing its mission bit.ly/3G2kMZs
COVID misinformation has led to many top scientists leaving their public positions, putting health policy in the hands of people with limited expertise bit.ly/39Cb0RI
Technology editor Sophie Bushwick breaks down precedent for using your phone to monitor personal health data. bit.ly/3sOPDmY
Complex weapon systems are inherently prone to accidents, and this latest launch is one of a long history of military accidents in India bit.ly/3wxO7Ih
E-mailed exchanges show NASA’s internal struggle to address pleas to change the controversial name of its latest, greatest observatory. bit.ly/3z4UyUX
MDMA, recreationally known as Ecstasy or Molly, gained high marks in a clinical trial for PTSD. bit.ly/3LwrMyM
On May 18, 2022, Massachusetts health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a single case of monkeypox in a patient who had recently traveled to Canada. Cases have also been reported in the United Kingdom and Europe. bit.ly/3wIybS3
Earlier snowmelt can leave less water available to generate power during the height of summer bit.ly/3MDBscq
The HIV/AIDS crisis has lessons for the COVID pandemic and other health inequities bit.ly/3yPs6Gu
Overestimating minority populations can lead to reduced support for diversity and inclusion programs bit.ly/3Ly6eBQ
Instead of lathering on skin cream or heading to the spa, dolphins treat irritated skin by grinding against mucus-oozing corals and sponges. A new study finds this coral goo is loaded with beneficial, anti-bacterial compounds! My latest for @sciam: scientificamerican.com/article/dolphi…
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Once considered practically unseeable, a phenomenon called the Unruh effect might soon be revealed in laboratory experiments bit.ly/3sOWCMN
A huge invasive spider that invaded Georgia from East Asia could soon take over most of the U.S. East Coast, a new study has revealed. bit.ly/39GsTio
A gigantic comet is actually the largest ever seen, new observations by the Hubble Space Telescope confirm. bit.ly/3MsvaME
Securing the needed minerals and metals could be a stumbling block to reaching its ambitious goals bit.ly/3MpQcLL
A new study links sea ice decline with increasing wildfire weather in the Western United States. bit.ly/39BP6OC
This 'gorgoning' releases antibacterial compounds and other substances that dolphins could be using to self-medicate bit.ly/3yMMEPz
Four innovators are finding new solutions for the problem of injustice bit.ly/3LoPDR6
The Omicron variant appears to be creating more cases in small children. bit.ly/3NrtPWv
Our ancestors' big break came on the worst day in Earth's history. Textbooks often tell a simple tale: the dinosaurs died, and mammals survived and quickly took over. Paleontologist @SteveBrusatte fills out this origin story with fascinating new details. scientificamerican.com/article/how-ma…
Mammals scurried in the shadows of dinosaurs for millions of years until a killer asteroid created a new world of evolutionary opportunity. Read the June issue to discover how our ancestors conquered Earth: bit.ly/3NoyLv1
Tuberculosis is preventable and curable, yet it afflicts one quarter of the world’s population—mostly because of poverty bit.ly/3wqO1C8
Around the world, people who face discrimination are more likely to have heart disease and die of it. My piece for @sciam on the extent of the problem. scientificamerican.com/interactive/di…
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Genetics is the biggest factor that contributes to body size. If parents have obesity, the likelihood that children will have excess weight is between 55–85%, even with optimal behaviors. 📽️ Watch our short documentary on weight stigma in health care:bit.ly/3wzG78pTb
“Weight bias needs to be picked up as a major threat to the health of our public,” @askdrfatima said, an obesity specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital. Doctors like her are working to address this problem: bit.ly/3wzG78p By @kelso_harper in collab w/ @RetroReport
As a social worker, a big part of Melissa Krechmer's job is listening to people. Yet she wondered why doctors had such a hard time listening to her. No matter her medical problem, they always focused on her weight. Her story isn't uncommon. Here's why: bit.ly/3wzG78p
WATCH: Many heavier patients report avoiding medical care for fear of mistreatment because of their size—just one of myriad ways weight stigma manifests in health care. 📽️ By@kelso_harperr in partnership with@RetroReporttscientificamerican.com/article/the-we…6
Graphics show how reefs around the globe are faring bit.ly/3LtO1FL
Long-awaited boosts to the world’s most powerful collider could spur breakthroughs in the hunt for physics beyond the Standard Model bit.ly/39zBKlY
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine ended hopes of launching the ExoMars rover in 2022. Now the mission may never lift off at all bit.ly/37Yeeym
To answer that question, expanded testing is needed that can determine levels of T immune cells bit.ly/3lp4U9X
As this latest version of SARS-CoV-2 sweeps the planet, pandemic-weary people everywhere are asking the same question: Is society doomed to confront a succession of new viral variants, each one more contagious than the last? bit.ly/3NkYHYD
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