4 Reasons Americans Are Still Seeing Empty Shelves and Long Waits – With No End in Sight

Walk into any U.S. store these days and you’re likely to see empty shelves. Shortages of virtually every type of product – from toilet paper and sneakers to pickup trucks and chicken – are showing up across the country. Looking for a book, bicycle, baby crib, or boat? You may have to wait weeks or months longer than usual to get your […]


Evidence of a Giant Impact in Nearby Star System Stripping the Atmosphere From a Planet

oung planetary systems generally experience extreme growing pains, as infant bodies collide and fuse to form progressively larger planets. In our own solar system, the Earth and moon are thought to be products of this type of giant impact. Astronomers surmise that such smashups should be commonplace in early systems, but they have been difficult […]


More Likely To Relapse: E-Cigarettes Don’t Help Smokers Stay off Cigarettes

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have suggested that smokers who are unable to quit smoking may benefit by switching from smoking cigarettes to vaping e-cigarettes if they switch completely and are able to avoid relapsing to cigarette smoking. However, there have been few studies on whether smokers are able to transition […]


AOC condemns Dem leaders for ignoring ‘very real’ threat of fascism

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How COVID-19 Social Distancing Creates Pedestrian “Traffic Jams”

Applying a “one-size-fits-all” policy recommendation to a complicated public sphere. Along with the use of face masks, social distancing in public remains one of the most practiced front-line defenses against the spread of COVID-19. However, flows of pedestrians, including those practicing the 6-foot rule for distancing, are dynamic and characterized by nuances not always carefully considered […]


Pakistan using informal intelligence channels to prop up Taliban fight against ISIS

KABUL — As the Islamic State-Khorasan is ramping up attacks in Afghanistan, Pakistan is using a network of informal channels to feed intelligence and technical support to the Taliban to combat the threat, according to two Taliban leaders. Pakistan is passing the group raw information as well as helping it monitor phone and Internet communication […]


Spectacular Panoramic Martian Image: The Ridges of “South Séítah”

Ask any space explorer, and they’ll have a favorite photograph or two from their mission. For Jorge Núñez, an astrobiologist and planetary scientist working on the science team of NASA’s Perseverance rover, one of his current favorites is a rover’s-eye panorama of the “South Séítah” region of Mars’ Jezero Crater. Exploring the geologic unit was among […]


MIT Engineers Devised a Way To Count Tumor Cells To Shed Light on How Cancer Spreads

MIT engineers devised a way to count elusive circulating tumor cells in mice, allowing them to study the dynamics of metastasis. As tumors grow within an organ, they also release cells that enter the bloodstream. These cells can travel to other organs, seeding new tumors called metastases. MIT engineers have now developed a technique that, for […]