People in Republican Counties Have Higher Death Rates Than Those in Democratic Counties

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July 22, 2022

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People in Republican Counties Have Higher Death Rates Than Those in Democratic Counties

A growing mortality gap between Republican and Democratic areas may largely stem from policy choices

By Lydia Denworth


How Taking Pictures of 'Nothing' Changed Astronomy

Deep-field images of "empty" regions of the sky from Webb and other space telescopes are revealing more of the universe than we ever thought possible

By Fabio Pacucci


5 Things to Know about Monkeypox

From symptoms, vaccines and treatment, here are some fast facts about Monkeypox

By Tanya Lewis,Tulika Bose,Michael Tabb

Climate Change

How Hot is Too Hot for the Human Body?

A study of healthy volunteers found that the combination of heat and humidity gets dangerous faster than many people realize

By W. Larry Kenney,Daniel Vecellio,Rachel Cottle,S. Tony Wolf,The Conversation US


Eerie Photo Proves the Existence of Milky Seas--A First

A night photograph taken from a sailboat near the island of Java validates a satellite image of a giant, glowing "milky sea"

By Michelle Nijhuis


Meet the Giant Sequoia, the 'Super Tree' Built to Withstand Fire

Mammoth redwood trees have evolved along with fire, but humans are disrupting that delicate balance

By Andrea Thompson

Public Health

COVID Virus May Tunnel through Nanotubes from Nose to Brain

Nanotubes may provide a cunning answer to the mystery of how the virus that causes COVID infects neurons and produces long-lasting neurological symptoms

By Stephanie Pappas


Behold, Some Hidden Gems from JWST's First Images

Astronomers and the public alike are delighting in the glittering depths of the universe revealed by the James Webb Space Telescope

By Fionna M. D. Samuels


Why is Monkeypox Evolving So Fast?

The virus circulating in the current outbreak has mutated 50 times in the past four years

By Sara Reardon


It Goes by the Name 'Bedtime Procrastination,' and You Can Probably Guess What It Is

Putting off sleep can have unfortunate consequences

By Janosch Deeg

Climate Change

With Record-Breaking Heat, Europe Glimpses Its Climate Future

Heat in France, Spain, Italy and the U.K. is exacerbating drought and wildfires and threatening human health

By Chelsea Harvey,E&E News


People with Long COVID May Still Have Spike Proteins in Their Blood

Possible biomarker for long COVID suggests some people with the condition never fully cleared the virus

By Sasha Warren

Truth vs Lies

How do we navigate the post-truth era, when there is no longer an expectation that politicians or pundits will be honest? In this eBook, we break down the science of deception so that we can protect ourselves against it. We look at human perception and how those perceptions are influenced using technology as well as provide interventions for combating bias and antiscience thinking.

*Editor's Note: This Collector's Edition was published as Truth vs Lies. The eBook adaptation contains all of the articles, but some of the artwork has been removed to optimize viewing on tablet devices.

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Build a Mini Trebuchet

Build your own miniature medieval launcher--and see how physics and engineering can help you get the best distance!  Credit: George Retseck

You probably know what a catapult is. In the Middle Ages armies would use them to hurl stones at castle walls. But did you know about an even bigger type of medieval siege weapon called a trebuchet? Try this project to build a miniature version!

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