Team pins down what fuels your heart beats

Researchers have produced a detailed picture of the human heart’s fuel and nutrient use. The new study in Science, involving the simultaneous sampling of blood from different parts of the circulatory system in dozens of human participants, is the first of its kind to record the levels of related molecules going into and coming out…

Firefighting foam sheds light on ‘forever chemicals’ in water

A new study sheds light on how “forever chemicals” found in firefighting foams are distributed in water and surface soil at release sites. The findings could help better predict how pollutants in these foams spread from the spill or release sites—fire training areas or airplane crash sites, for example—into drinking water supplies. Firefighting foams, also…

6 tips for a safe Halloween this year

This year, trick-or-treating on Halloween may come with extra risk, but there are ways to keep yourself and your family safe, experts say. Those things include limiting trick-or-treating groups to household members, social distancing when that is not possible, and adhering to existing crowd limits on indoor and outdoor gatherings. Here, Don Schaffner, a professor…

STEM TV for kids leaves out women, Latinx characters

Children’s television programming not only shapes opinions and preferences, its characters can have positive or negative impacts on childhood aspiration, according to a new study. The study is the first large-scale analysis of characters featured in science, technology, engineering, and math-related educational programming. The study in the Journal of Children and Media reveals that of…

Largest Black-Owned Carrier, Figgers Wireless, Partners With Black-Owned Streaming Service, kweliTV

The founders of two of the nation’s most innovative Black-owned companies, Figgers Wireless and kweliTV, have joined forces to offer discounts to their customers. Freddie Figgers, founder and CEO of Figgers Wireless, and DeShuna Spencer, founder and CEO of kweliTV Nationwide — Figgers Wireless, the nation’s largest Black-owned carrier, is offering current and new subscribers…

Largest Black-Owned Carrier, Figgers Wireless, Partners With Black-Owned Streaming Service, kweliTV

The founders of two of the nation’s most innovative Black-owned companies, Figgers Wireless and kweliTV, have joined forces to offer discounts to their customers. Freddie Figgers, founder and CEO of Figgers Wireless, and DeShuna Spencer, founder and CEO of kweliTV Nationwide — Figgers Wireless, the nation’s largest Black-owned carrier, is offering current and new subscribers…

How will winter affect the way coronavirus spreads?

New research aims to help arm people with better knowledge of how SARS-CoV-2 spreads as the seasons change. Winter is on its way. And in this year of coronavirus, comes the potential for a second wave of COVID-19. Add in flu season and our tendency to head inside and close our windows to the cold,…

Elections are odd in 2020. Political scientists explain

Political scientists say concerns about this year’s electoral process—conspiracy theories, democratic backsliding, the integrity of mail ballots—are challenging some fundamental ideas about the United States. COVID-19 has upended many aspects of normal life, including this fall’s election season. The pandemic has cast its long shadow over the process of voting by mail. At the same…

Atlanta police make arrest in actor’s shooting death

0 SHARES ShareTweetSubscribe ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police announced Friday that they have made an arrest in the shooting death of actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd. Homicide detectives on Wednesday obtained an warrant for the arrest of 30-year-old Antonio Demetrice Rhynes on a felony murder charge based on evidence and tips from the public, and officers…