17 articles from SATURDAY 10.9.2022

NASA's Webb catches Tarantula Nebula

A stellar nursery nicknamed the Tarantula Nebula has been captured in crisp detail by NASA's Webb telescope, revealing hitherto unseen features that deepen scientific understanding, the agency said Tuesday.

Cancer breakthrough is a ‘wake-up’ call on danger of air pollution

Scientists uncover link between car fumes and lung cancer that helps explain why so many non-smokers develop the disease globally Scientists have uncovered how air pollution causes lung cancer in groundbreaking research that promises to rewrite our understanding of the disease.The findings outline how fine particulates contained in car fumes “awaken” dormant mutations in lung cells and tip...

Why go back to the Moon?

On September 12, 1962, then US president John F Kennedy informed the public of his plan to put a man on the Moon by the end of the decade.

Artificial ocean cooling to weaken hurricanes is futile, study finds

A new study found that even if we did have the infinite power to artificially cool enough of the oceans to weaken a hurricane, the benefits would be minimal. The study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric and Earth Science showed that the energy alone that is needed to use intervention technology to weaken a hurricane before landfall makes it a...

New study on financial management in higher ed shows that budgeting flexibility is the key to security

The decades-long decline in U.S. college enrollment experienced its largest two-year decrease in more than 50 years this spring. Universities increasingly face stiffer competition with less money from state budgets, which does not bode well for their financial security. A new study from the Strategic Management Journal (SMJ) finds that the universities thriving in this environment are doing more...

Purpose beyond profit: How brands can benefit consumer well-being

Researchers from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University have published a new paper in the Journal of Consumer Psychology that offers fresh insights into "brand purpose" and its potential benefits to consumers.

September full moon 2022: how to take a good photograph of the harvest moon tonight on your phone or camera

Guardian Australia picture editor Carly Earl explains the dos and don’ts of photographing the moonGet our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news podcastWith the September 2022 full moon rising, also known as the harvest moon, many people will pull out their mobile phones to try and get an Instagram-worthy photograph, but unfortunately the moon is really challenging to get a great...

Intelligent toaster and a ‘nappy fullness sensor’ among UK inventions in 2021

Other inventions include a humane insect remover, a gas-flushing toilet and a collar that stops dogs fightingAn artificial intelligence-driven toaster that gets the perfect level of brownness each time, a device to humanely remove flying insects from a room, and a sensor that tells you when a nappy needs changing. These were just three of the new things created by UK based inventors last year.A...