Owens Valley: Radio Astronomy in the Land of Sky and Stream

Though far to the west of the St. Croix antenna, the Owens Valley antenna has some similarities, in particular being in a remote location. The high mountains surrounding the valley mean that access to the region is only possible from the south, or through mountain passes. This also makes for a unique geography. To the south are the dry bed remains of Owens Lake, and further beyond is Death Valley. To the East are the White Mountains, which is home to the great bristlecone pine forest, and some of the oldest living trees in the world. Within the Methuselah Grove of this forest is hidden a particular tree that was seeded nearly 5,000 years ago.

Learning Shines Brightly at SuperKnova

SuperKnova is a project to provide learning opportunities in radio technology for students in a way that is inclusive and equitable. Originally conceived at the Radio Astronomy Imaging and Analysis Lab (RADIAL), SuperKnova is a collaboration between RADIAL, NRAO, and educators and students from across the country.

Should heart patients consider taking weight loss medications?

Over the last year, prescriptions for medications that can accelerate weight loss in people with diabetes, or without it, have skyrocketed. But how can these weight loss medications affect the heart? A preventive cardiologist shares how this shifting landscape might affect cardiovascular care and how he advises his patients.

At the Bedside: Woman with ‘flatback syndrome’ able to stand tall, enjoy life again after 14-hour spinal surgery

Michigan native Ruth Bischoff, 69, had tried everything – multiple spine surgeries, a radiofrequency ablation, acupuncture, a spinal cord stimulator, and more – but she couldn’t find any relief from the shooting pain in her lower back that prevented her from standing up straight and walking.

Rounds with Leadership: Practice Ready or Not?

AACN has played a central role in linking level of education to practice outcomes. Our advocacy around preparing a more highly educated nursing workforce stems from a core belief that baccalaureate and higher degree nursing education benefits both the patient and the nurse’s ability to practice at the highest level.

USC/CHLA Summer Oncology Research Fellowship Supports Medical Students Aspiring to Becoming Physician-Scientists

Incorporating bench research into patient care at the bedside has been the guiding rationale behind the Summer Oncology Research Fellowship (SORF) program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and USC for over 45 years and is why the National Institutes of Health sponsors the program.

Using personalized medicine to target gynecological cancers

In this interview, Dr. Salani, who is also a professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, talks about the latest research advances for these cancers and how women can help reduce their risk and help with the early detection of the five main types of gynecologic cancers: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar.

UTHealth Houston student shares key takeaways from clinical rotation with Houston Texans

After a rare view inside the world of professional sports and orthopedic medicine through a clinical rotation with the Houston Texans this summer, Analisa Narro, a fourth-year student with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, brought back key lessons from the enriching experience.

An Enigmatic Cosmic Crime Scene

During a dive through archival data, astronomers unearth an unusual tidal disruption event that occurred in a nearby star-forming galaxy. Obscured by the interstellar medium, this incredibly close and luminous event went unnoticed for seven years. The SOAR telescope’s integral role in pinpointing its uncommon location illustrates how future searches for tidal disruption events will be conducted.

Una enigmática escena de crimen cósmico

Durante una inmersión en datos de archivo, los astrónomos desenterraron un inusual evento de disrupción de marea que ocurrió en una galaxia cercana con formación estelar. Oculto por el medio interestelar, este evento increíblemente cercano y luminoso pasó desapercibido durante siete años. El rol fundamental que desempeñó el Telescopio SOAR en la localización de este curioso fenómeno es una muestra de cómo se llevarán a cabo las futuras búsquedas de eventos de disrupción de marea.

St. Croix: Radio Astronomy in the Caribbean

Although the location of St. Croix is perfect for a VLBA antenna, the island poses significant challenges for using and maintaining a radio antenna. The St. Croix dish is located on the eastern side of the island, almost at sea level. So it is constantly bombarded by salt air, ocean rains, and even the occasional tropical storm.

When Should I Let My Child Have a Phone? Five Questions Parents Need to Ask

At a time when experts are warning parents about the dangers of social media, parents should roll out phone privileges with a set of clear rules governing:

When the child can use the phone
What sort of content the child can access on it
What type of information it’s OK to share, and what isn’t, such as easily identifiable information and explicit photographs
How much phone or screen time the child gets each day

APA poll reveals toxic workplaces, other significant workplace mental health challenges

A new survey from the American Psychological Association revealed that 19% of workers say their workplace is very or somewhat toxic, and those who reported a toxic workplace were more than three times as likely to have said they have experienced harm to their mental health at work than those who report a healthy workplace (52% vs. 15%).

El Estudio de la Energía Oscura: Revelando lo invisible

El Estudio de la Energía Oscura (también conocido en inglés como Dark Energy Survey) fue un programa de observación de seis años diseñado para explorar el cosmos con el fin de comprender mejor la energía oscura, un concepto complejo que se desarrolló cuando los científicos se dieron cuenta de que el Universo parecía estar rompiendo sus propias leyes de la física –supuestamente inmutables. Pero, ¿cómo se observa algo que no se ve? ¿Y por qué los científicos están tan convencidos de que realmente hay algo que buscar?

The Dark Energy Survey: Uncovering the Invisible

The Dark Energy Survey was a six-year observing program designed to survey the skies in order to better understand dark energy — a complex concept that developed when scientists realized that the Universe seemed to be breaking its own supposedly immutable laws of physics. But how do you observe something that cannot be seen? And why are scientists so convinced that there is really something to search for?

The ‘Brightest of All Time’ Gamma-Ray Burst and Its Ordinary Supernova

A team of astronomers using the Gemini South telescope, one half of the International Gemini Observatory operated by NSF’s NOIRLab, have observed the ‘brightest of all time’ long gamma-ray burst. Using the Gemini South Multi-Object Spectrograph (GMOS), the team found that although GRB 221009A exhibits a jet structure as rare as it is bright, its associated supernova is surprisingly ordinary.

La explosión de rayos gamma “más brillante de todos los tiempos”

Un equipo de astrónomos observó la explosión de rayos gamma “más brillante de todos los tiempos” con el telescopio Gemini Sur, la mitad austral del Observatorio Internacional Gemini que opera NOIRLab de NSF. Gracias al Espectrógrafo Multi Objetos de Gemini Sur (GMOS por sus siglas en inglés), el equipo descubrió que, a pesar que GRB 221009A presentaba una estructura de jet tan inusual como su brillo, su supernova no era nada fuera de lo común.

‘Golden’ moment: State Trooper, Montville EMTs honored for quick action that saved a stroke patient

Atlantic Health System honored a New Jersey State Trooper and members of the Montville Township First Aid Squad on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, as the first responders reunited with the man whose life they saved a year earlier when he suffered a stroke while driving along a busy highway.