VOA Learning English • voa
May 12, 2022 ~6 min

Scientists Release Picture of Milky Way Black Hole

VOA Learning English • voa
May 12, 2022 ~3 min

The idea that power poses boost your confidence fell from favor – but a new review of the research calls for a second look

For a while it was all the rage to adopt Wonder Woman’s famous stance and other body positions that allegedly pumped up your confidence – until more studies of the phenomenon failed to find the connection.

Brad Bushman, Professor of Communication and Rinehart Chair of Mass Communication, The Ohio State University • conversation
May 12, 2022 ~8 min

How we captured first image of the supermassive black hole at centre of the Milky Way

We finally know that Sagittarius A* really exists.

Derek Ward-Thompson, Professor of Astrophysics, University of Central Lancashire • conversation
May 12, 2022 ~6 min

Trees aren't a climate change cure-all – 2 new studies on the life and death of trees in a warming world show why

More carbon dioxide in the air doesn’t necessarily mean more growth for trees, and the increasing risk of wildfires and drought has major consequences, as an interactive map shows.

William R.L. Anderegg, Associate Professor of Ecology, School Of Biological Sciences, University of Utah • conversation
May 12, 2022 ~8 min

MIT students and postdocs advocate for increased federal support of scientific research on Capitol Hill

Students and postdocs from MIT's Science Policy Initiative meet with lawmakers on science-engineering-technology Congressional Visit Days 2022.

Science Policy Initiative • mit
May 12, 2022 ~3 min

Megalodon mystery: What caused a painful toothache?

Researchers examined teeth from a megalodon, a school bus-sized prehistoric shark, to find out the root cause of what must have been a painful toothache.

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
May 12, 2022 ~6 min

How to grow plants on the moon – new study

Take note, future colonisers: you may be able to grow stuff in certain places on the Moon.

Monica Grady, Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences, The Open University • conversation
May 12, 2022 ~8 min

Talking about white privilege online can backfire

A new study digs into how the term "white privilege" affects online communication. The findings show how important language is in talking about race online.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
May 12, 2022 ~4 min

Recreational runners prefer to run at an energy-saving pace

Contrary to the explicit goals of competitive racing, recreational runners prefer a low-effort pace—even for short distances.

Stanford • futurity
May 12, 2022 ~7 min