Spilled milk explains why we have economic downturns

New research connects economics and physics to get at why we have regular economic downturns—and how they're a lot like milk spilling on the floor.

Duke University
March 25, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology economics milk money physics

Galactic collision helped shape the Milky Way 11.5B years ago

"This is the first time we have been able to determine when such a merger happened."

Jim Shelton-Yale
Jan. 14, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology galaxies milky-way space stars

Do you see the ‘candy cane’ in the Milky Way?

A new composite image of the Milky Way appears to contain a cosmic candy cane.

Chanapa Tantibanchachai-Johns Hopkins
Dec. 19, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology holidays images milky-way space stars

Superfast star launched from black hole at Milky Way’s center

"The velocity of the discovered star is so high that it will inevitably leave the galaxy and never return."

Jocelyn Duffy-Carnegie Mellon
Nov. 18, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology black-holes galaxies milky-way space stars

Donor breastmilk doesn’t contain enough zinc

Donor breastmilk doesn't have enough zinc, tests show. Although donor milk gets fortified for babies in the NICU, parents are buying it for use at home.

Jessica O'Leary-U. Rochester
Sept. 24, 2019 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine babies breastfeeding food milk zinc

Einstein’s ideas hold up in black hole test

New research puts Einstein's theories of relativity to the test in a unique laboratory—the black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

Robert Sanders-UC Berkeley
Aug. 8, 2019 | futurity

~7 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology black-holes milky-way physics space

Which drink is best to handle spicy food?

Spicy food too intense for you? One beverage is best to beat the heat.

Jeff Mulhollem-Penn State
July 1, 2019 | futurity

~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology food milk pain taste

Maps reveal massive clouds in star-forming region

Astronomers have the first look at a region of the Milky Way with molecular clouds about 180 light years across with 100,000X the mass of our sun .

Mike Krapfl-Iowa State
April 16, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology milky-way space stars

Origins of hyper-fast star hint at hidden black hole

"This discovery dramatically changes our view on the origin of fast-moving stars..."

Camden Flath-Futurity
March 15, 2019 | futurity

~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology black-holes milky-way space stars

Cow milk production follows a yearly rhythm

Rather than environmental factors like temperature, the amount and quality of milk cows produce depends on an annual biological cycle.

Jeff Mulhollem-Penn State
Jan. 8, 2019 | futurity

~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology agriculture cows farmers food livestock milk

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