Two years ago, some astronomers worried — or perhaps were hoping — that Betelgeuse would explode in a supernova. They were misled by a cloud of stardust, it now seems.
A new @SciRobotics study of human hand augmentation in 36 participants suggests that our brains can readily adapt to an extra thumb, but using the additional appendage may alter the relationship between the #brain and biological hand. #WeekendReads
A massive effort to sequence the DNA of Vikings across Europe was published last year—and the results may rewrite popular perceptions. #ScienceMagArchives
In the West, the heatwave continues and temperatures are expected to reach record-breaking highs across much of the region. Red Flag Warnings have been issued over parts of the Rockies and the Great Basin to highlight the fire danger associated with the heat and arid soils.
The first 5 years of gravitational-wave astrophysics: A new #ScienceReview highlights how direct detections of gravitational waves have improved our understanding of black holes and neutron stars. #WeekendReads
The dangerous and record-breaking heat wave will continue across much of the western U.S. on Sunday.
Researchers found a marker of nerve injuries in 142 patients with #COVID19 —some without overt neurological symptoms. The results could help explain why some COVID-19 patients experience long-term neurological issues. Read more in @ScienceTM :
Three weather areas of concern today: 1) Potential Tropical Cyclone Three will gradually approach the northern Gulf Coast with heavy rain. 2) Severe thunderstorms across the Ohio Valley with significant winds, hail, tornadoes and possible flooding. 3) Major heat wave in the West.
White men who had Black neighbors early in life were more likely to be registered Democrats more than 70 years later, according to an analysis of linked administrative data. The findings were consistent across regions of the U.S. @ScienceAdvances
Dangerous and record-breaking heat will continue across the West and Plains. Everyone is at risk from the dangers of extreme heat, but these groups are more vulnerable than most. Remain #WeatherReady .
Attention, graduate students and high school #STEM educators! @NASAGISS has amazing opportunities for you to work with @NASA scientists on research projects and curricula related to climate change. Application deadline: July 16, 2021. Details:
Communities must lead and define research on climate-forced displacement and managed retreat that involves Indigenous Peoples and the lands upon which they dwell and subsist, write the authors of a new #ScienceEditorial . #ClimateInducedRelocation