Science


June 30, 2022

Study Finds That Standing on One Leg Can Reveal the Risk of Death in Older People

Can you balance on once foot for 10 seconds? For adults over 50, the ability to do so may be indicative of their risk of death. A study recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that this simple test predicts survival in middle-aged and elderly individuals. The researchers behind the study are even suggesting this simple test be incorporated into routine checkups for older adults.

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June 16, 2022

Hubble Discovers a Black Hole Wandering Through the Milky Way

Since it was first launched in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has shed light on many mysteries of our universe. And after more than 30 years, it continues to impress. Most recently, it discovered what astronomers believe is the first of its kind—a roving black hole left free to wander the galaxy. Usually, black holes sit at the center of a galaxy or are paired with associated stars.

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June 11, 2022

Astrophotographer Captures Spectacular Sight of the Andromeda Galaxy From His Backyard

In the summer of 2020, the world was enthralled with the Comet Neowise, which only makes an appearance every 6,800 years. Brennan Gilmore was so enthralled that it kicked off a passion for astrophotography that continues today. Two years after beginning his journey photographing the stars, he has accomplished a major goal: photographing the Andromeda galaxy. Our neighbor in the sky, Andromeda is a spiral galaxy similar to our own Milky Way. Sitting 2.

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