The recent lawsuit filed by Justina Jong and Amina Salgado against Apple has shed light on the issue of gender pay disparity in Silicon Valley. Jong’s shocking revelation that she was being paid significantly less than a male colleague who did the same job came from an unlikely source – an office printer. This discovery
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Depression is a complex mental health condition that affects millions of people around the world. Recent studies have started to explore the potential link between depressive symptoms and body temperature. Researchers from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) conducted a study involving over 20,000 individuals from 106 countries to investigate this connection. The results
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Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by the accumulation of two proteins, amyloid and tau, in the brain leading to the death of neurons and ultimately cognitive decline. However, there is a special group of individuals who seem to be more resilient to developing Alzheimer’s disease
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Despite overwhelming scientific evidence and the reassurance from reputable organizations like the CDC, a significant portion of the population still holds false beliefs about the link between vaccines and autism. According to a survey conducted by the Annenberg Public Policy Center, 24 percent of US adults believe that the MMR vaccine causes autism, with an
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A recent study published in Nature Communications by physicists from Singapore and the UK has unveiled a groundbreaking optical phenomenon analogous to the traditional Kármán vortex street (KVS). This optical KVS pulse showcases intriguing similarities between fluid dynamics and the energy flow of structured light. Lead author Yijie Shen of Nanyang Technological University describes the
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Advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) technology have paved the way for innovative techniques to enhance the capabilities of autonomous vehicles. One such technique, known as Multi-View Attentive Contextualization (MvACon), has shown great promise in improving the mapping of three-dimensional spaces using two-dimensional images captured by multiple cameras. This development, led by researchers at North Carolina
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In 2017, during a research field trip to the Ichinokawa Mine in Ehime prefecture, Noriyoshi Tsuchiya, a professor at the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, stumbled upon a remarkable discovery. While most people would be captivated by the dazzling sword-shaped stibnite crystals in the mine, Tsuchiya’s attention was drawn to a seemingly mundane sedimentary rock
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Metastatic tumors in the lungs present a significant challenge in the field of cancer treatment. Conventional chemotherapy often proves to be ineffective in targeting these tumors directly. The inability to accumulate in high concentrations in the lungs hinders the treatment process. However, a team of researchers from the Wang lab and Zhang Research Group at
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On the evening of June 12 CDT, an audio recording surfaced of a flight surgeon on the International Space Station dealing with a potential emergency situation. The conversation revolved around an unnamed commander who required hyperbaric treatment due to decompression sickness. The speaker mentioned the commander’s prognosis being “relatively tenuous,” causing a brief panic among
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In a groundbreaking study published in the journal Optica, researchers at HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus have revolutionized the field of microscopy by adapting techniques used in astronomy to enhance the clarity and sharpness of biological imaging. By utilizing a class of methods known as phase diversity, traditionally employed in astronomy to unblur images of distant
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High-entropy alloys have been gaining attention in the scientific community for their potential to withstand extreme environments, such as those in nuclear fusion reactors and hypersonic flights. These alloys, made up of complex combinations of multiple metals, are designed to achieve specific properties like strength, toughness, and resistance to corrosion. One such alloy, the Cantor
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