158 articles from MONDAY 18.9.2023

Webb captures an infant star’s outflow 

A striking image made with the James Webb Space Telescope reveals intricate details of Herbig-Hario 211 (HH 211), the gaseous outflow surrounding a very young star in its earliest stages. The object is about 1,000 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Perseus. The image shows a gaseous outflow from a young sun that isContinue reading "Webb captures an infant star’s outflow " The post...

Study examines what drives belief

At a time when politics and science are at odds with the truth, conspiracy theories are on the rise and misinformation is rampant, Rutgers researchers say facts do matter and explain why beliefs are more rational than they might seem.

Researchers develop standards to help eliminate 'forever chemicals' in firefighting foams

In movies, when we see fiery car crashes or flaming planes on runways, we know they are not real. But in the real world, fuel fires must be quenched with special kinds of chemicals, and the ones that have been most commonly used are known as aqueous film-forming foams (AFFFs). However, environmental and health concerns about AFFFs have launched widespread efforts to detect, monitor and eventually...

Mapping deadly oak wilt disease from space to protect our forests

As our climate rapidly changes, greater numbers of trees are dying from diseases like oak wilt. Oak wilt is a fungus that moves through the vascular system of oak trees causing rapid mortality. The disease can be stopped if foresters know where the disease outbreaks occur before they spread.

A thermal processable, self-healing, and fully bio-based starch plastic

The transfer of plastic waste from land to oceans and its subsequent accumulation within the food chain poses a major threat to both the environment and human health. Consequently, the development of renewable, low-cost and eco-friendly alternative materials has garnered tremendous attention and interest.