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Stroke risk drops in both black and white older adults
Recent reductions in hospitalization and death due to stroke extend to both black and white Medicare beneficiaries, reports a study in the April issue of Medical Care. (2019-03-20)
Giant X-ray 'chimneys' are exhaust vents for vast energies produced at Milky Way's center
At the center of our galaxy, where an enormous black hole blasts out energy as it chows down on interstellar detritus while neighboring stars burst to life and explode. astronomers have discovered two exhaust channels -- dubbed the 'galactic center chimneys' -- that appear to funnel matter and energy away from the cosmic fireworks. (2019-03-20)
Refugee women have healthier pregnancies than US women -- why? An unhealthy US culture
African refugee women experience healthier pregnancies than women born in the United States, despite receiving less prenatal care, found a recent University at Buffalo study. (2019-03-18)
Researchers discover new material to help power electronics
A research team at The Ohio State University has discovered a way to simplify how electronic devices use those electrons -- using a material that can serve dual roles in electronics, where historically multiple materials have been necessary. (2019-03-18)
Scientists track patterns of island growth in crystals
In a new study from the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, scientists have found that the seemingly random arrangement of islands that form to begin new layers during crystal growth can actually be very similar from layer to layer. (2019-03-14)
Astronomers discover 83 supermassive black holes in the early universe
Astronomers from Japan, Taiwan and Princeton University have discovered 83 quasars powered by supermassive black holes that were formed when the universe was only 5 percent of its current age. (2019-03-13)
Race, gender and age affect who writes majority opinions for state supreme courts
FINDINGS: Female justices are more likely to be assigned to write an opinion in general, but they are less likely to be selected to write the opinion if a case is considered complex. (2019-03-13)
US black and Hispanic minorities bear disproportionate burden from air pollution
Black and Hispanic Americans bear a disproportionate burden from air pollution caused mainly by non-Hispanic white Americans, according to a study to be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (2019-03-11)
Disparities in access to trauma centers
An analysis of census tract data for neighborhoods in America's three largest cities suggests black-majority neighborhoods are associated with disparities in access to trauma centers. (2019-03-08)
Can entangled qubits be used to probe black holes?
Information escapes from black holes via Hawking radiation, so it should be possible to capture it and use it to reconstruct what fell in: if given time longer than the age of the universe. (2019-03-06)
Ion experiment aces quantum scrambling test
Researchers at the Joint Quantum Institute have implemented an experimental test for quantum scrambling, a chaotic shuffling of the information stored among a collection of quantum particles. (2019-03-06)
Looks matter when it comes to success in STEM, study shows
Demand for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degrees is on the rise. (2019-03-05)
Hiding black hole found
Astronomers have detected a stealthy black hole from its effects on an interstellar gas cloud. (2019-02-28)
A trap for positrons
For the first time, scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) have succeeded in losslessly guiding positrons, the antiparticles of electrons, into a magnetic field trap. (2019-02-28)
More women are training to be plastic surgeons, but racial/ethnic representation still lags behind
While the proportion of women entering plastic surgery residency programs has increased in recent years, numbers of Black and Hispanic trainees are declining or unchanged, reports a study in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). (2019-02-28)
Custom-made proteins may help create antibodies to fight HIV
Using computational modeling, a team of researchers led by Penn State designed and created proteins that mimicked different surface features of HIV. (2019-02-27)
Crop residue burning is a major contributor to air pollution in South Asia
Urban emissions of black carbon from fossil fuel combustion are not always the main contributor to severe air pollution in south Asian megacities like New Delhi, shows a new study by researchers from Stockholm University and the Indian Institute for Tropical Meteorology, published in the journal Nature Sustainability. (2019-02-27)
Understanding high efficiency of deep ultraviolet LEDs
Deep ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (DUV-LEDs) made from aluminium gallium nitride (AlGaN) efficiently transfer electrical energy to optical energy due to the growth of one of its bottom layers in a step-like fashion. (2019-02-22)
Study: With Twitter, race of the messenger matters
University of Kansas journalism researchers showed real tweets about the NFL anthem protests to a group of millennials. (2019-02-22)
How to keep the stink bugs out this winter 
Two new studies published in the Journal of Economic Entomology may shed some light on ways to keep the pests away (2019-02-21)
How to keep stink bugs out this winter
Every winter stink bugs infiltrate homes across the United States and two new studies published in the Journal of Economic Entomology by Virginia Tech researchers may shed some light on ways to keep the pests away. (2019-02-21)
Fossil fuel combustion is the main contributor to black carbon around Arctic
Fossil fuel combustion is the main contributor to black carbon collected at five sites around the Arctic, which has implications for global warming, according to a study by an international group of scientists that included a US team from Baylor University. (2019-02-20)
How zebra stripes disrupt flies' flight patterns
Scientists learned in recent years why zebras have black and white stripes -- to avoid biting flies. (2019-02-20)
Breakthrough in the search for graphene-based electronics
A team of researchers from Denmark has solved one of the biggest challenges in making effective nanoelectronics based on graphene. (2019-02-19)
Beyond the bulkheterojunction
Bulkheterojunctions (blended junctions) are indispensable for organic solar cells. However, the fabrication of electron and hole transport routes in bulkheterojunction remains quite challenging. (2019-02-19)
Graphene 'sandwich' key to new electronics
Graphene Flagship researchers managed to carve out graphene to nanoscale dimensions, solving one of the main challenges towards effective nano-electronics. (2019-02-19)
Physicists pinpoint a simple mechanism that makes bacteria resistant to antibiotics
Physicists at McMaster University have for the first time identified a simple mechanism used by potentially deadly bacteria to fend off antibiotics, a discovery which is providing new insights into how germs adapt and behave at a level of detail never seen before. (2019-02-18)
Exotic spiraling electrons discovered by physicists
Rutgers and other physicists have discovered an exotic form of electrons that spin like planets and could lead to advances in lighting, solar cells, lasers and electronic displays. (2019-02-18)
Scientists discovered where black carbon comes from in the Arctic in winter and summer
Scientists from seven countries published an article on the study of the sources of black carbon (BC) emissions in the Arctic. (2019-02-15)
Study: No race or gender bias seen in initial NIH grant reviews
Examinations of National Institutes of Health grants in the last 15 years have shown that white scientists are more likely to be successful in securing funding from the agency than their black peers. (2019-02-15)
Spacecraft measurements reveal mechanism of solar wind heating
Queen Mary University of London has led a study which describes the first direct measurement of how energy is transferred from the chaotic electromagnetic fields in space to the particles that make up the solar wind, leading to the heating of interplanetary space. (2019-02-14)
Black-white cancer mortality gap nearly eliminated in some age groups
Although African Americans still bear a disproportionate share of the cancer burden, a new report finds the black-white gap has closed considerably over the past several decades. (2019-02-14)
Philosophy: What exactly is a black hole?
What is a black hole? In an article that has just appeared in the journal Nature Astronomy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich philosopher Erik Curiel shows that physicists use different definitions of the concept, depending on their own particular fields of interest. (2019-02-14)
No stink bugs allowed: Study shows size of gaps needed for invasion
If a structure has a gap or entrance large enough for brown marmorated stink bugs to fit through, they will find it. (2019-02-13)
Researchers present new findings on postpartum racial disparities and cardiovascular disease
Black women are more likely to be readmitted to the hospital after giving birth. (2019-02-11)
Zwicky Transient Facility spots a bumper crop of supernovae, black holes and more
The Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF), an automated sky survey project based at Caltech's Palomar Observatory near San Diego, California, has produced its first bounty of new results. (2019-02-08)
All the data in the sky, alerted via UW eyes
The Zwicky Transient Facility, based at the Palomar Observatory, has identified over a thousand new objects and phenomena in the night sky, including more than 1,100 new supernovae and 50 near-Earth asteroids. (2019-02-07)
Zwicky Transient Facility nabs several supernovae a night
New discoveries from the Zwicky Transient Facility include exploding stars, near-Earth asteroids, and more. (2019-02-07)
Study examines race-based differences in social support needs among breast cancer patients
In a Psycho-Oncology study of 28 women who were being treated for breast cancer and were participating in focus groups, White participants noted that having other breast cancer survivors in their support network was essential for meeting their social support needs. (2019-02-06)
Voluntary control of brainwaves in deep brain of patients with Parkinson's disease
A study group at Osaka University developed a neurofeedback system which enables patients with Parkinson's disease to voluntarily control beta waves in their deep brain associated with symptoms of the disorder. (2019-02-06)
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