How cities are preparing for life-threatening heatwaves

This article originally appeared in Nexus Media News and was made possible by a grant from the Open Society Foundations. Last summer a mass of high-pressure air, known as a heat dome, settled over the Pacific Northwest, hovering for days. The result was record-shattering heat, with temperatures reaching 115 degrees in Portland. The event may … Read more

Science Hill preparing for open enrollment | News

With Kentucky’s open enrollment law set to take effect soon, the community’s two smaller public school systems are looking ahead to enrolling new students. Science Hill School, the single-facility district in northern Pulaski, announced that they will be enrolling out-of-district students beginning May 2, with the number of those accepted based on available room and … Read more

China’s record-setting Shenzhou 13 crew preparing for mid-April return to Earth

China’s three Shenzhou 13 astronauts are preparing to return to Earth after a national record six-month-long mission in orbit aboard the Chinese space station. Commander Zhai Zhigang, Wang Yaping and Ye Guangfu launched on Shenzhou 13 from Jiuquan in the Gobi Desert on Oct. 15, 2021, docking with the still-under-construction Chinese space station hours later. … Read more

Canadian scientist Aled Edwards on preparing for the next pandemic — Now – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Aled Edwards is of two minds about medicine’s response to COVID-19. Aled Edwards is of two minds about medicine’s response to COVID-19. On one hand, he notes, we had life-saving vaccines and therapies less than a year after the discovery of SARS-CoV-2. On the other, more than six million, and possibly as many as 18 … Read more

Preparing for when lightning strikes the same place twice, then strikes again – BIOENGINEER.ORG

(Millbrook, NY) Disasters such as hurricanes, wildfires, floods, tornadoes, and droughts are not only increasing in intensity and frequency, they are also striking the same place multiple times. Yet, to date, disaster research largely focuses on individual events, and fails to account for legacy effects that leave vulnerable people in the wake of repeated disasters. … Read more

1 ‘Oppenheimer’ Star Refused Science Lessons While Preparing for the Atom Bomb Drama

In Christopher Nolan’s upcoming J. Robert Oppenheimer biopic, Oppenheimer, Cillian Murphy steps into the role of the titular theoretical physicist. And while Oppenheimer’s world-changing scientific work is at the center of the movie’s story, Murphy admitted he isn’t taking any science lessons to prepare for the part. ‘Oppenheimer’ tells the story of the father of … Read more