Key Milestone for NASA’s EZIE Mission To Study Electrical Currents in Earth’s Upper Atmosphere

NASA’s EZIE Mission

By Vanessa Thomas, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center July 11, 2022 This illustration shows the three CubeSats of NASA’s EZIE mission flying in formation above Earth. The spacecraft will study electrical currents in Earth’s atmosphere that link changes in the magnetosphere to effects at the Earth’s surface during geomagnetic storms – the same storms that … Read more

A Multitude of Glittering Stars

Globular Cluster Terzan 2

By ESA/Hubble July 11, 2022 Hubble Space Telescope observation of the globular cluster Terzan 2 in the constellation Scorpio. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, R. Cohen This observation from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope features the globular cluster Terzan 2 in the constellation Scorpio. Found in a wide variety of galaxies, globular clusters are stable, tightly … Read more

A New Method To Unleash Cancer-Killing T-Cells

Cancer Treatment Concept

The study discovered that T cells can detect and destroy cancer cells through a new method known as MHC-I cross-dressing. Researchers discover a new mechanism for activating cancer-killing T cells Researchers have made significant progress in the discovery and administration of cancer immunotherapies, which employ the body’s own immune system to treat disease, during the … Read more

Less Than 7% of Adults Have Good Cardiometabolic Health

Tired Runner Silhouette

Researchers have uncovered a devastating health crisis requiring urgent action: less than 7 percent of the U.S. adult population has good cardiometabolic health. Researchers at Tufts University found that most U.S. adults rate poorly across five components of heart and metabolic health, with clear racial disparities. Scientists have uncovered a devastating health crisis requiring urgent … Read more

Uncontrolled Diabetes Can Accelerate Heart Failure by 3 Years

Young Myocarditis Heart Concept

Those with uncontrolled diabetes in stage A had a 1.5-fold increased risk of developing overt heart failure, while participants in stage B had a 1.8-fold increased risk. A Johns Hopkins Medicine study demonstrates how uncontrolled diabetes can advance heart failure from early-stage to late-stage Uncontrolled diabetes may significantly raise the risk of heart failure progression … Read more

8 Surprising Psychological Benefits of Hand Washing

Hand Washing

Washing your hands is one of the best ways to protect ourselves from infectious diseases, and it also can provide psychological benefits. If there’s anything we’ve learned from the coronavirus pandemic, it’s that washing our hands is one of the best ways to protect ourselves from the dangers of contagion. But hand washing does much … Read more

Electron Whirlpools Seen for the First Time – Fluid Flow Could Enable Next-Generation Electronics

Fluid-Like Electron Whirlpools

Long predicted but never observed, fluid-like electron whirlpools could be leveraged for next-gen low-power electronics. Credit: Christine Daniloff, MIT Long predicted but never observed before, this fluid-like electron behavior could be leveraged for efficient low-power next-generation electronics. Water molecules, although being distinct particles, flow collectively as liquids, creating streams, waves, whirlpools, and other classic fluid … Read more