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An artist’s conception of two black holes entwined in a gravitational tango. NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Christopher Go

Supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy may have a friend

There is a massive black hole in the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Measurements of star orbits near this black hole suggest that there may be a second companion black hole nearby.
Around 10 states in the U.S. have hit over 120 degrees Fahrenheit on their hottest days this year. VladisChern/Shutterstock.com

Pregnant women have a higher risk of delivering early on unseasonably hot days

More places around the world are experiencing days with record high temperatures. These prolonged hot spells may have unanticipated impacts on pregnant women, triggering early deliveries.
La RSE peut parfois servir à masquer certaines manœuvres politiques… Ravipat / Shutterstock

Comment réduire l’écart entre le dire et le faire en matière de RSE

Les actions menées par les entreprises sont parfois en contradiction avec les objectifs affichés. La prise en compte de leurs activités politiques pourrait les aider à joindre le geste à la parole.
Kurdish fighters in Syria say the U.S. is abandoning its allies and potentially empowering the Islamic State by withdrawing from northeastern Syria and allowing a Turkish assault, Oct. 7, 2019. AP Photo

Turkish attack on Syria endangers a remarkable democratic experiment by the Kurds

Since defending northern Syria from the Islamic State, Kurdish people have established an egalitarian society where women are equal, democracy is direct and religious freedom is guaranteed.
On Aug. 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., addresses marchers during his “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. AP/File

J. Edgar Hoover’s revenge: Information the FBI once hoped could destroy Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has been declassified

Publication was justified of information from the FBI that Martin Luther King Jr. witnessed and celebrated a woman’s rape, writes a historian, who warns the FBI had long wanted to destroy King.
How long has that water already been in the system? mike.irwin/Shutterstock.com

Water stays in the pipes longer in shrinking cities – a challenge for public health

In many municipalities, aging water infrastructure is serving fewer people than it was built to accommodate. Out of sight has meant out of mind – but resulting changes in water quality may affect safety.
Gunung Merapi di Jawa Tengah merupakan salah satu gunung api paling berbahaya di Indonesia. Boy Triharjanto/EPA

Hidup dengan bencana alam–bagaimana menghadapi budaya pasrah di Indonesia

Baik sebagai respons langsung terhadap bencana atau sebagai cara utuk dapat menghadapi dampak bencana, banyak anggota masyarakat menanggapi ketidakpastian dari alam dengan sikap "lihat saja nanti".
Mount Merapi in Central Java, one of the most active of more than 100 Indonesian volcanoes, is among the most dangerous volcanoes on earth. Boy Triharjanto/EPA

Living with natural disasters – how to change Indonesia’s culture of passive resignation

Whether in direct response to these events or as a way of coping with their consequences, many Indonesians react to the unpredictability of the natural world with a “wait and see” attitude.
Harnessing adolescents’ readiness to help can be good for them and their communities. YAKOBCHUK VIACHESLAV/Shutterstock.com

Adolescents have a fundamental need to contribute

Teens get a bad rap as selfish, dangerous risk-takers. But neuroscience and psychology research is revising that image: Adolescents are primed to help those around them, with positive benefits for all.
Mengukur potensi penggunaan teknologi tersebut untuk penelitian perencanaan kota serta melihat tantangan yang dihadapi. www.shutterstock.com

Penggunaan drone dalam penelitian perencanaan kota di Indonesia

Bagi Indonesia yang merupakan negara kepulauan, penerapan teknologi _drone_ sangat bermanfaat untuk pemetaan daerah.
Parents accompany their children to school on the first day back after a teachers’ strike in Los Angeles. AP Photo/Richard Vogel

Community schools score key victory in LA teachers strike

The Los Angeles teachers strike wasn't just about teachers – it was also about community schools, according to an education scholar who serves as director of the UCLA Center for Community Schooling.
Une bonne nuit de sommeil pourrait se résumer à un endroit confortable où poser sa tête. Sarah Brown/Unsplash

Une solution simple pour améliorer le sommeil des adolescents

Pour étudier le lien entre sommeil et développement cérébral, des chercheurs ont analysé les nuits et les cerveaux d’adolescents. Un accessoire banal s’est avéré d’une grande importance : l’oreiller.

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