Epidemiologist shares research on obesity pandemic With obesity rates increasing across the globe, epidemiologists worldwide are looking for answers to questions about the factors that contribute to obesity in order to prevent it.
New Detector System from Berkeley Lab for Quark-Gluon Plasma Studies May Lead to Better Understanding of Early Universe In the first few microseconds after the big bang, the universe was a superhot, superdense primordial soup of “quarks” and “gluons,” particles … Continue reading →
It’s a bouncing baby . . . star! Combined observations from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and the newly completed Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile have revealed the throes of stellar birth as never before in the well-studied object … Continue reading →
There is only one planet we know of, so far, that is drenched with life. That planet is Earth, as you may have guessed, and it has all the right conditions for critters to thrive on its surface. Do other … Continue reading →
PASADENA, Calif. — NASA’s Kepler mission scientists have discovered a new planetary system that is home to the smallest planet yet found around a star similar to our sun. The planets are located in a system called Kepler-37, about 210 … Continue reading →
A joint effort of citizen scientists and professional astronomers has led to the first reported case of a planet orbiting twin suns that in turn is orbited by a second distant pair of stars. Aided by volunteers using the Planethunters.org … Continue reading →
New research led by Yale University scientists suggests that a rocky planet twice Earth’s size orbiting a nearby star is a diamond planet. “This is our first glimpse of a rocky world with a fundamentally different chemistry from Earth,” said … Continue reading →
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Research by Michigan State University astronomers has scientists re-thinking the fates of black holes, particularly in groups of stars known as globular clusters. The research of Jay Strader, MSU assistant professor of physics and astronomy, and … Continue reading →