Contractions with Question Words

VOA Learning English • voa
Jan. 20, 2022 ~5 min

TESS Science Office at MIT hits milestone of 5,000 exoplanet candidates

Catalog of planet candidates nearly doubles in size during 2020-21.

MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research • mit
Jan. 20, 2022 ~3 min

Why some decisions feel right while others don’t

Feeling like you've really thought through all the different options makes us feel more confident in our choices, researchers report.

ETH Zurich • futurity
Jan. 20, 2022 ~8 min

Evolution: how Victorian sexism influenced Darwin's theories – new research

Darwin thought female animals were non-strategic and uniform, making similar decisions.

Matthew Wills, Professor of Evolutionary Palaeobiology at the Milner Centre for Evolution, University of Bath • conversation
Jan. 20, 2022 ~8 min

Babies can tell who has close relationships based on one clue: saliva

Sharing food and kissing are among the signals babies use to interpret their social world, according to a new study.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 20, 2022 ~6 min

‘Smart sutures’ monitor deep wounds to prevent problems

With new smart sutures, a battery-free, wireless sensor can detect and transmit information about wounds from deep surgical sites.

National University of Singapore • futurity
Jan. 20, 2022 ~6 min

Optimism on Omicron, shift from pandemic to endemic

With Omicron on the decline in some states, pandemic experts permit themselves hope, at least for the near term.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Jan. 20, 2022 ~6 min

Harvard study looks at COVID-19 sex disparities

Sex differences in COVID death rates vary by state and across time, suggesting social factors play a role.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Jan. 20, 2022 ~7 min

Which countries offer the best (and worst) end-of-life care?

"Most people in the world die badly—many through no treatment at all and many through excessive often futile treatment that increases suffering."

Federico Graciano-NUS • futurity
Jan. 20, 2022 ~7 min

Same baby odds when women with obesity lose weight pre-conception

There isn't enough evidence to support asking women with obesity to lose weight before trying to have a baby, researchers report.

Zachary Sweger-Penn State • futurity
Jan. 20, 2022 ~6 min