SLS: Crucial test for Nasa's 'mega-rocket'

Part of a giant rocket that will send humans back to the Moon has undergone a critical test.

bbcnews
Dec. 21, 2020 ~6 min

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A few heavy storms cause a big chunk of nitrogen pollution from Midwest farms

New research shows that one-third of yearly nitrogen runoff from Midwest farms to the Gulf of Mexico occurs during a few heavy rainstorms. New fertilizing schedules could reduce nitrogen pollution.

Chaoqun Lu, Assistant Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University • conversation
Nov. 2, 2020 ~9 min

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Scientists at work: Sloshing through marshes to see how birds survive hurricanes

Birds found along the Gulf Coast have evolved to ride out hurricanes and tropical storms. But with development degrading the marshes where they live, it's getting harder for them to bounce back.

Mark Woodrey, Assistant Research Professor, Mississippi State University • conversation
Oct. 28, 2020 ~9 min

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How a new way of parsing COVID-19 data began to show the breadth of health gaps between Blacks and whites

Getting the real answers on health gaps requires a deep dive into the demographics.

David R. Buys, State Health Specialist and Associate Professor, Mississippi State University • conversation
Sept. 16, 2020 ~6 min

 covid-19  coronavirus  big-data  pandemic  mississippi  health-disparities  demographics  population-data

Biloxi's 15-year recovery from Hurricane Katrina offers lessons for other coastal cities

After the news media move on from a major disaster site, rebuilding continues for years.

Jennifer Trivedi, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Core Faculty Member for the Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware • conversation
Aug. 25, 2020 ~9 min

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Financial stress linked to heart disease risk among African-Americans

In a new study, researchers found that African-Americans who experienced moderate to high financial stress had an increased risk of developing heart disease compared with those who did not report such stress.

Elaine St. Peter • harvard
Jan. 17, 2019 ~5 min

 health-medicine  brigham-and-womens-hospital  american-journal-of-preventive-medicine  center-for-community-health-and-health-equity  chd  coronary-heart-disease  financial-hardship  jackson-heart-study  mississippi  stress

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ÖSYM • osym
May 3, 2009 ~1 min

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