Kuthunur: Betelgeuse Bubbles

Kuthunur: Betelgeuse Bubbles

In Scientific American, new member Sharmila Kuthunur writes about the frothing, sloshing surface of the red giant star Betelgeuse — the right shoulder of Orion — and new research modeling its unusual, colossal bubbles. She explains how the eruption and subsiding of...
DeWeerdt: Whaling and Whale Falls

DeWeerdt: Whaling and Whale Falls

In a piece for Nautilus, Sarah DeWeerdt writes about the long-term impact of whaling on the deep-sea ecosystems that depend on “whale fall” — whale corpses that settle in the depths, bringing massive amounts of nutrients with them. These fallen cetaceans nourish...
Tompa: Firefighting and Cancer Risk

Tompa: Firefighting and Cancer Risk

Rachel Tompa covers new research for the University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center on the inordinate cancer risk suffered by people with particular environmental exposures due to their professions (such as firefighters and farmers) or bad luck...
Trent: PFAS Risks and Communication

Trent: PFAS Risks and Communication

For High Country News, Sarah Trent focuses on the way that Vancouver, Wash., city officials communicated with the public about the results of their tests on the city’s water for the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS and the risks they pose, especially to young kids....
Siegel: Immune System Changes

Siegel: Immune System Changes

For the Allen Institute, Jake Siegel writes about how populations of T cells change over the lifespan, shedding new light on why we all become more vulnerable to infection as we age. Using a new method developed at the institute, the researchers discovered a new...
Braun: Indigenous Fire Management Brings Water

Braun: Indigenous Fire Management Brings Water

For bioGraphic, Ashley Braun brings us to the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas to learn about how the North Fork Mono Tribe is revitalizing cultural burning practices to encourage the growth of culturally significant native plants, control pests and invasive species,...