104 articles from MONDAY 16.1.2023

How the last 12,000 years have shaped what humans are today

While humans have been evolving for millions of years, the past 12,000 years have been among the most dynamic and impactful for the way we live today, according to an anthropologist who organized a special journal feature on the topic in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Astronomers spot an orphaned protostar

Astronomers have performed an impressive suite of observations at multiple wavelengths of the same system, dubbed the HH 24 complex. This complex hosts stars in the process of being born and the impacts of their violent interactions with each other, including the ejection of one of their siblings.

Why food is such a powerful symbol in political protest

Food is a hot issue in today's activism. Last year, UK climate group Just Stop Oil hurled tomato soup at Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflowers at the National Gallery in London. Later they smeared cake on a Madame Tussauds waxwork of King Charles. Protesters affiliated with the German group Letzte Generation (Last Generation) threw mashed potatoes on Claude Monet's Grainstacks at the Barberini Museum in...

Bringing manufacturing back to the US requires political will, but success hinges on training American workers

Supply chain disruptions during COVID-19 brought to light how interdependent nations are when it comes to manufacturing. The inability of the U.S. to produce such needed goods as test kits and personal protective equipment during the pandemic revealed our vulnerabilities as a nation. China's rise as a global production superpower has further underscored the weaknesses of American manufacturing.