Halloween Fun can be STEM Fun, too!

Five ways to get your Kids to Create, Design, Engineer, and do real-world STEM activities in Halloween Photo by Maddy Baker on Unsplash It’s that time of year – costumes, pumpkins, candy, and fall fun! How about getting your kids involved in planning and creating their Halloween costumes? Buying pumpkins? Candy? Trick or Treating? There…

Survey: Women don’t know their state abortion laws

Most women of child-bearing age were unfamiliar with their state’s abortion laws and commonly repeated abortion myths, a national survey finds. The findings, which appear in the journal Contraception, suggest that inaccurate knowledge of abortion laws could be an additional barrier to care in environments that are hostile toward abortion. “Women have low levels of…

Sunny-day flooding linked to sea level, moon orbit

Researchers have uncovered a pattern in sunny-day flooding related to sea level rise. The finding could help coastal communities predict and plan for future high-water events. By comparing a century of sea-level data with records of solar and lunar activity also identified in tree rings, scientists report a link between sunspots, the moon’s orbit, and…

Fewer monsoons may make fighting wildfires harder

The North American monsoon has dictated the length of wildfire season for centuries in the US-Mexico border region, according to new research. But this year was anything but normal. The 2020 monsoon season was the second-driest on record, and many high-profile wildfires swept across the Sonoran Desert and surrounding sky islands. Putting an end to…

How teachers can avoid pandemic burnout

Several months after schools re-opened nationwide, many teachers are experiencing burnout from having to adapt to new methods of instructing students while managing anxiety about their health. Ann Murphy, director of the Northeast and Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center at the Rutgers School of Health Professions, who has been providing training for school personnel,…

What’s behind evangelical support for Trump?

Modern evangelical voters, especially white evangelicals, have long supported political candidates for myriad reasons, not all of which are in line with traditional Christian values, according to Lerone A. Martin. While evangelical support for Donald Trump remains strong in 2020, evidence exists that their support is waning. Most notably, more than 1,600 US faith leaders…