Black hole winds are no longer as they used to be

Black hole winds are no longer as they used to be

Artist’s impression of the surroundings of a supermassive black hole at the center of an active galaxy. Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser During the first billion years of the universe, winds blown by supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies were much more frequent and more powerful than those observed in today’s galaxies, some 13 billion … Read more

More research links air pollution exposure and covid-19 risk

More research links air pollution exposure and covid-19 risk

Research has shown that being unvaccinated raises a person’s risk of becoming infected with the coronavirus, while being older, overweight or immunocompromised can increase the severity of the disease. Now scientists think there is another risk factor that may increase the likelihood of contracting the coronavirus and the possibility that it will lead to a … Read more

Inflation moderates in some hot spots, but barrels ahead in the mid-Atlantic

Inflation moderates in some hot spots, but barrels ahead in the mid-Atlantic

FOX Business’ Jeff Flock reports from a Philadelphia townhome for rent on ‘Varney & Co.’ Several regions in the US that have become a hotbed for inflation saw prices cool in April, except for one notable outlier: the mid-Atlantic. The Labor Department reported Wednesday that consumer prices in the mid-Atlantic region, which includes Pennsylvania, New … Read more

Detroit Tigers finally find offense, beat Orioles, 4-2

Detroit Tigers finally find offense, beat Orioles, 4-2

Eduardo Rodriguez pitched nearly seven scoreless innings, Miguel Cabrera sparked the offense with two big hits, Will Vest closed out the game with the bases loaded and the Detroit Tigers won a baseball game for the fourth time in 20 games. On Friday, Rodriguez and Cabrera put the Tigers’ troubles on their shoulders. The Venezuelans … Read more

Esophageal Cancer Nearly Doubled Among Middle-Aged Americans

Esophageal cancer tends to be a “silent killer,” and it’s on the rise among middle-aged Americans, new evidence suggests. The rate of this cancer nearly doubled among people aged 45 to 64, and the prevalence of Barrett’s esophagus — a precancerous condition — rose by about 50% in this age group between 2012 and 2019. … Read more

Wall Street Week Ahead: Signs of market bottom elude investors after steep selloff

Wall Street Week Ahead: Signs of market bottom elude investors after steep selloff

‘Stock Exchange’ is seen over an entrance to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Wall St. in New York City, US, March 29, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, May 13 (Reuters) – Investors are studying an array of indicators for clues on how much further … Read more

Going gentle on mechanical quantum systems

Going gentle on mechanical quantum systems

Nature Physics (2022). DOI: 10.1038/s41567-​022-01591-2.” width=”800″ height=”398″/> Optical microscope image of the acoustic resonator viewed from above (two larger disks, the inner of which is the piezoelectric transducer) and of the antenna connected to the superconducting qubit (white structure). Credit: Adapted from von Lüpke et al, Nature Physics (2022). DOI: 10.1038/s41567-​022-01591-2. When thinking about quantum … Read more