Mars missions, a super-powered telescope, and more exciting 2021 space events

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Top skywatching events to look forward to in 2021

Looking up at the night sky has captivated people since ancient times, with glowing and sometimes unexplained phenomena lighting up the heavens. Celestial, planetary or other phenomena that take place only sometimes and that occur high above our heads captivate, entertain and bring a certain joy to our curious minds. From meteor showers to eclipses, […]

Flow physics could help forecasters predict extreme events

Brian Elbing (left) holds a microphone with storm chaser Val Castor (right) in front of his storm chasing truck, in which the researchers mounted an infrasound sensor for monitoring tornadoes. Credit: Brian Elbing About 1,000 tornadoes strike the United States each year, causing billions of dollars in damage and killing about 60 people on average. […]

Omega-3 fatty acids vs corn oil, major adverse cardiovascular events in patients at high risk

What The Study Did: This randomized trial examines the effects on cardiovascular outcomes of a carboxylic acid formulation of EPA and DHA (omega-3 CA) with documented favorable effects on lipid and inflammatory markers in patients with atherogenic dyslipidemia and high cardiovascular risk. Authors: Steven E. Nissen, M.D.,of the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute in Cleveland, […]

Reimagining the Colorado River by Exploring Extreme Events

Imagine this scenario: Persistently poor monsoon seasons diminish surface water resources, forcing residents in the Colorado River’s Lower Basin to turn to groundwater for their residential, agricultural, and industrial needs. With pumping vastly increased, aquifers crash, and water deliveries from existing in-state sources are further curtailed. Demand for water from the Colorado River […]

The Lancet: Older adults are at greater risk of cardiovascular events than younger people, and benefit at least as much from cholesterol-lowering medications, two studies suggest

Peer-reviewed / 1 Observational study + 1 Systematic review and meta-analysis / People An observational study finds risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease is highest in people aged 70 and over with elevated levels of LDL cholesterol, compared to younger age groups, and estimates the number needed to treat with statins to prevent one […]

Do consumers enjoy events more when commenting on them?

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers from Rutgers University and New York University published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that explores the phenomenon of user-generated content during experiences. The study, forthcoming in the Journal of Marketing, is titled “Generating Content Increases Enjoyment by Immersing Consumers and Accelerating Perceived Time” and is authored by […]