Supreme Court justices secretly recorded – the legal issues and what they mean for the rest of us

Secret recordings raise questions about Justice Alito’s impartiality, but they also reveal the weak state of legal protections against the misuse of the microphones and cameras everyone carries.

Anne Toomey McKenna, Visiting Professor of Law, University of Richmond • conversation
today ~7 min

Space weather forecasting needs an upgrade to protect future Artemis astronauts

The Sun will be at its most explosive right around the time NASA plans to put people back on the Moon.

Lulu Zhao, Assistant Research Scientist in Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, University of Michigan • conversation
today ~6 min


Cities with empty commercial space and housing shortages are converting office buildings into apartments – here’s what they’re learning

Turning excess office space into apartments isn’t a panacea for the housing shortage, but it’s producing thousands of new units yearly and is more sustainable and economical than new construction.

John Weigand, Professor of Architecture and Interior Design and Interim Dean, College of Creative Arts, Miami University • conversation
today ~9 min

The US is losing wetlands at an accelerating rate − here’s how the private sector can help protect these valuable resources

The Supreme Court drastically reduced federal protection for wetlands in 2023. Two environmental lawyers explain how private businesses and nongovernment organizations can help fill the gap.

Michael Vandenbergh, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Energy, Environment and Land Use Program, Vanderbilt University • conversation
today ~8 min

Narcissism: why it’s less obvious in women than in men – but can be just as dangerous

Narcissistic women can be violent in relationships.

Claire Hart, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Southampton • conversation
today ~8 min

Scientists preserve DNA in an amber-like polymer

With their “T-REX” method, DNA embedded in the polymer could be used for long-term storage of genomes or digital data such as photos and music.

Anne Trafton | MIT News • mit
today ~7 min

Officials, Scientists Warn of a Hot Summer

VOA Learning English • voa
yesterday ~3 min

Olympic Athletes Bring Cooling Technology to Paris Games

VOA Learning English • voa
yesterday ~4 min


Will AI Systems Run Out of Publicly Available Data on the Internet?

VOA Learning English • voa
yesterday ~6 min

Microrobots made of algae carry chemo directly to lung tumors, improving cancer treatment

Green algae carry drug-loaded nanoparticles directly to the lungs, reducing side effects in other organs and increasing treatment efficiency.

Zhengxing Li, Ph.D. Candidate in Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, San Diego • conversation
yesterday ~5 min

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