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Category Archives: National
US Adds Over 300,000 Jobs in February
On Friday, March 10, the Bureau of Labor Statistics published a report which included preliminary national unemployment numbers for February.
Radio Interference from Satellites is Threatening Astronomy
Visible light is just one part of the electromagnetic spectrum that astronomers use to study the universe.
The Retention Problem: Women are Going Into Tech But are Also Being Driven Out
By 2029, there will be 3.6 million computing jobs in the U.S., but there will only be enough college graduates with computing degrees to fill 24% of these jobs
Night Skies are Getting 9.6% Brighter Every Year as Light Pollution Erases Stars for Everyone
For most of human history, the stars blazed in an otherwise dark night sky. But starting around the Industrial Revolution, as artificial light increasingly lit cities and towns at night, the stars began to disappear.
How Vinyl Chloride, the Chemical in the Ohio Train Derailment and used to make PVC Plastics, can Damage your Liver
Vinyl chloride – the chemical in several of the train cars that derailed and burned in East Palestine, Ohio, in February 2023 – can wreak havoc on the human liver.
Chiefs Win Super Bowl LVII
Kansas City emerged victorious in this year’s Super Bowl after a thrilling 38-35 instant classic against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Ocean Twilight Zone Could Store Vast Amounts of Carbon Captured from the Atmosphere
Deep below the ocean surface, the light fades into a twilight zone where whales and fish migrate and dead algae and zooplankton rain down from above. This is the heart of the ocean’s carbon pump, part of the natural ocean processes that capture about a third of all human-produced carbon dioxide and sink it into the deep sea, where it remains for hundreds of years.
Ultraprocessed Foods – like Cookies, Chips, Frozen Meals and Fast Food – May Contribute to Cognitive Decline
Scientists have known for years that unhealthy diets – particularly those that are high in fat and sugar – may cause detrimental changes to the brain and lead to cognitive impairment.
Rural Americans Aren’t Included in Inflation Figures – and for them, the Cost of Living May be Rising Faster
When the Federal Reserve convenes at the end of January 2023 to set interest rates, it will be guided by one key bit of data: the U.S. inflation rate.