Thursday, May 9, 2024

Leif Larsen

Join Leif Larsen, our science blogger extraordinaire, on a journey of discovery through the fascinating worlds of climate change, earth science, energy, environment, and space exploration. With a wealth of knowledge and a passion for exploring the mysteries of the universe, Leif delivers insightful and thought-provoking posts that offer a unique perspective on the latest developments in the world of science. Read him to unlock the secrets of the natural world, from the deepest oceans to the furthest reaches of the cosmos!

Tackling Gender Inequity in Sports Science

Tackling Gender Inequity in Sports Science

Lucy Bronze of England and Crystal Dunn of USA during the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 semi-final match. Credit: Shutterstock This weekend, Spain and England face off in the Women’s World Cup Finals in Sydney, Australia. The first Women’s World Cup was in 1991, and the games were only 80 minutes, compared to the men who played for 90 …

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A Playbook for Climate Action: 7 Game-Changing Strategies

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A Playbook for Climate Action A Playbook for Climate Action: 7 Game-Changing Strategies Introduction: Kickstarting Our Journey to a Sustainable Future Our world is at a critical crossroads, and we find ourselves facing the urgency to act on climate change. While the challenges ahead may seem daunting, the good news is that we have a playbook for climate action with …

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Inspiring teens with science and medicine education.

Inspiring teens with science and medicine education.

Transformative Summer Program for Aspiring Medical Professionals While many teenagers embraced the leisurely days of summer, a dedicated and diverse group of high school students from across the region embarked on an intensive, four-week journey into the realms of science and medicine. This transformative experience, known as MEDacademy, not only provided hands-on learning but also solid academic enrichment, in the …

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OHSU and Legacy Health unite for enhanced care.

OHSU and Legacy Health unite for enhanced care.

Oregon Health & Science University and Legacy Health will combine to serve patients and communities. (OHSU) Oregon Health & Science University and Legacy Health Announce Merger Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and Legacy Health have signed a nonbinding letter of intent to merge and create a comprehensive, integrated health system. The merger aims to provide high-quality, essential healthcare services …

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Youth, science, environment triumph in Montana climate case.

Youth, science, environment triumph in Montana climate case.

Main Takeaways from the Montana Climate Trial Decision A recent decision in a Montana District Court has established that human-caused climate change is a real and present threat to human health and the environment. The case, brought by 16 young plaintiffs, challenged the constitutionality of provisions in Montana’s Environmental Policy Act that prevented the state from considering the impacts of …

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Scientists foster Queensland-China ties, combat climate change, preserve environment.

Minister for the Environment, Science, and Multicultural Affairs: Leanne Linard Science Week 2023 is being celebrated with the announcement that four Brisbane scientists will receive funding for projects that benefit the environment and combat climate change, while also strengthening the ties between Queensland and Chinese scientists. The Palaszczuk Government has committed $500,000 under the Queensland-Chinese Academy of Sciences Collaboration Science …

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UCLA Alumnus Cracks Code, Wins Prestigious Computing Award.

UCLA Alumnus Cracks Code, Wins Prestigious Computing Award.

Aayush Jain Receives ACM’s Best Doctoral Dissertation Award for Cryptography Research Aayush Jain, a researcher who played a crucial role in a cryptographic breakthrough in 2020, has been honored with the best doctoral dissertation award from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Jain, a Ph.D. student at UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, received recognition for his research in indistinguishability obfuscation …

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20 years later, Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering!

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – The new school year is underway for thousands of students in Memphis and Shelby County. One local charter school in the Medical District is celebrating 20 years as the first charter school in the Volunteer State! MASE Charter School Overcomes Water Damage and Begins New School Year Back in December, the Memphis Academy of Science and …

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New CFO joins National Academies of Sciences.

New Chief Financial Officer Appointed at National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have announced the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to oversee their financial operations. The CFO will be responsible for managing the financial matters of the organization and ensuring its fiscal stability. Financial Expertise and Leadership The …

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Data analytics identifies bias in jury selection.

Data analytics identifies bias in jury selection.

Groundbreaking Study Identifies Biased Jury Selection using Data Science and AI Tools Researchers from Cornell University have conducted a groundbreaking study that shows how data science and artificial intelligence (AI) tools can be used to identify biased jury selection. The researchers used natural language processing (NLP) tools to analyze jury selection transcripts and found quantifiable differences in how prosecutors questioned …

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