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The astronomers of the Event Horizon Telescope revealed the first image of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

The final episode of @LostWomenofSci  season 2 is now available. Klára Dán von Neumann encounters a new home, a new husband and a new project. We discuss her legacy in computing and beyond, plus the current state of gender and programming 🎧 @prx 

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A landmark study of women seeking abortions shows the harms of being unable to end an unwanted pregnancy.

Migrating birds are guided by Earth's magnetic field, which they perceive through quantum effects in molecules in their eyes. Happy #MigratoryBirdDay !

You might know that heart disease kills more people than any other disease. But—you probably don’t know that a heart attack can actually start with different symptoms for women than it does for men. (1/7)

Genome-wide association studies can sleuth out genetic markers that raise or lower COVID risk, but they miss social factors

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:

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“We are a wave of change. Together and united, we are unstoppable. This is what people power looks like. We will rise to the challenge," said 16-year-old climate activist @GretaThunberg  who led global protests today demanding action on climate change. #ClimateStrike  ? Liz Tormes

Elon Musk seeks to enable humans to “merge” with AI, giving people superhuman intelligence. (By @tanyalewis314 )

Three percent of the population now owns half of the country’s firearms, a study shows. And the American citizen most likely to own a gun is a white male that meets a very specific profile.

Blog: Bill Nye does not speak for us and he does not speak for science (By @500womensci )

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A frozen super-Earth may orbit Barnard’s Star. At just six light years away, the candidate planet would be the second-closest world known beyond our solar system—and a prime target for future studies. (By )

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More firearms do not keep people safe, research show. Why do so many Americans believe the opposite? #guncontrol 

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Goal! Scientists teach bumblebees how to play soccer

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Exercise is not optional; it is essential. Humans have evolved to require high levels of physical activity to be healthy. ?

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