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Free Webinar: White Supremacy, “Post-Truth,” and the Failure of Imagination

Free Webinar: White Supremacy, “Post-Truth,” and the Failure of Imagination

5 hours ago   |   Social Science Space

The first weeks of January 2021 brought several of the United States' deep, enduring, painful and unaddressed failures into stark relief. Millions watched the violent storming...
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We may have to rewrite our understanding of gravity

20 hours ago   |   New Scientist

There is a mismatch between two ways of measuring galactic mass. Dark matter is one way to solve it, but so is rewriting the laws of gravity, says Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
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The hidden rules that determine which friendships matter to us

1 day ago   |   New Scientist

Evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar has found that our friendships are governed by secret rules, based on everything from your sex to your sleep schedule. Our unique social...
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Major solar storm inevitable as experts warn of economy-crippling space weather

Major solar storm inevitable as experts warn of economy-crippling space weather

1 day ago   |   Daily Express

A MAJOR solar storm is a matter of "when, not if", experts have warned. The world is woefully unprepared for severe space weather which could cripple the planet's technology...
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A warp drive that doesn't break the laws of physics is possible

2 days ago   |   New Scientist

Previous ideas for warp drives have required types of matter that do not seem to exist, but a new concept could allow them to be made without any imaginary substances
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Long-term exposure to fine particulate matter and hospitalization in COVID-19 patients

4 days ago   |   Harvard

Angelico Mendy, Xiao Wu, Jason L Keller, Cecily S Fassler, Senu Apewokin, Tesfaye B Mersha, Changchun Xie, and Susan M Pinney. 2021. “ Long-term exposure to fine particulate...
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Research Experience

8 days ago   |   Harvard

Postdoctoral fellowship, August 2019 - present, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, USA. Advisor: Prof. L. Mahadevan. Research areas: geometric and...
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Increased grey matter volume and associated resting-state functional connectivity in chronic spontaneous urticaria: A structural and functional MRI study

9 days ago   |   Harvard

Yuming Wang, Deqiang Gao, Bingnan Cui, Bin Yu, Jiliang Fang, Zhiyu Wang, Rui Tang, Zhijian Cao, Wenwen Song, Ping Song, and Shasha Li. 2021. “ Increased grey matter volume and...
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Mount Etna eruption: Sicilian volcano violently spews lava 1km into the sky

Mount Etna eruption: Sicilian volcano violently spews lava 1km into the sky

9 days ago   |   Daily Express

MOUNT ETNA has erupted for the fifth time in a matter of days with dramatic pictures of the erupting Sicilian volcano showing jets of molten rock spewing up to 1km into the sky.
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FDA issues alert on ‘limitations' of pulse oximeters, without explicit mention of racial bias

13 days ago   |   STAT

Two months after Democratic lawmakers expressed concern about potential racial disparities in pulse oximeter readings - calling the issue a matter of “life or death” - the Food...
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Free Webinar: White Supremacy, “Post-Truth,” and the Failure of Imagination

Free Webinar: White Supremacy, “Post-Truth,” and the Failure of Imagination

The first weeks of January 2021 brought several of the United States' deep, enduring, painful and unaddressed failures into stark relief. Millions watched the violent storming... Read more ...