How This Astronomer Discovered A New Type Of Galaxy
Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil talks how she got into astronomy and the path that led her to getting a new type of galaxy named after her.
Let’s Talk Black Holes, With New Nobel Prize Winner Roger Penrose
Last year, a winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in physics sat down with Pioneer Works to chat black holes, the universe, Penrose tilings, and consciousness.
A Mile In The Shoes Of A Volcanologist
Meet Kayla Iacovino, a NASA petrologist (and Star Trek superfan) who looks for tiny clues atop volcanoes to understand eruptions on Earth and beyond.
Thermal Imaging The Intense Heat Of Wildfires From Above
Flying through thick smoke in a small aircraft, researchers use thermal imaging to understand how hot the wildfires are burning in Oregon.
Racial Injustice Is Increasing Chronic Disease In Black Americans
Systemic racism directly affects the health of marginalized communities, and it may be the cause of early health issues in Black Americans.
In A Moment Of Black Holes And Pandemics
A year after the Event Horizon Telescope captured the first ever image of a black hole, author and astrophysicist Janna Levin looks back at the project’s impact.
On Twitter, Black Scientists Call Out Racism In Academia
Using #BlackInTheIvory, Black scientists speak out on the pervasive racism in academia by sharing their experiences with repeated microaggressions, gaslighting, and physical threats.
COVID-19 Mortality Is Worsened By Air Pollution, New Research Finds
A Harvard research team finds that an increase of one part per billion of air pollution is linked with an 8% increase in COVID-19 mortality.
An Experimental Valley Fever Treatment Paves A New Path For Research
When four-year-old Abraham came to UCLA’s children’s hospital, his immune system couldn’t fight off his severe valley fever. Then, clinicians tried a new therapy.
Opinion: Michael Mann, Australia, And Climate Change
In an editorial for ‘The Guardian,’ Michael Mann recounts his recent visit to one of Australia’s biggest burn sites—and contemplates how climate change will affect its future.