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Forensic science students receive mentorship and expertise from the New York State Police Crime Lab system

Forensic science students receive mentorship and expertise from the New York State Police Crime Lab system

Dr. Ray Wickenheiser, director of the NYSP Forensic Investigations Center, a branch of the New York State Police Crime Lab, speaks to forensic science students (Photo by Erin Nagy) A new partnership between the New York State Police Crime Lab, the College of St. Rose and other academic partners allows forensic science students to find …

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Scientists find fungi in cancer tumors  Smart news

Scientists find fungi in cancer tumors Smart news

Candida albicans fungus in a patient with pulmonary candidiasis. Humans are home to trillions of harmless bacteria, fungi and other microbes that play an important role in our health. Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Humans live in harmony with our microbiome—the collection of microorganisms in and on our bodies. Each person may contain approximately 39 trillion of …

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Citizen Scientists: How Amateur Science Can Change Your Life

Citizen Scientists: How Amateur Science Can Change Your Life

When I approached the Center for Biological Records to see if they could recommend someone for my Citizen Scientist series. Almost instantly I returned to the name Felguni Sarker. Well known for her contributions to amateur botany, Sarker is a distinguished member of the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland, a scientific organization that aids …

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What is quantum entanglement?  Physicist Explains Science of ‘Einstein’s Spooky Effect at a Distance’

What is quantum entanglement? Physicist Explains Science of ‘Einstein’s Spooky Effect at a Distance’

According to quantum mechanics, particles are simultaneously in two or more states until they are observed, an effect vividly illustrated in Schrödinger’s famous thought experiment about a cat that is alive and dead at the same time. Credit: Michael Holloway/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA The 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics has honored three scientists who have …

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NASA Science Legacy, SOFIA Retired Engineering

The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has been a mission of discovery, uncovering unseen—and sometimes unseen—parts of our universe. As the mission draws to a close and the final flight concludes on September 29, NASA is looking back at SOFIA’s scientific achievements and some of the engineering achievements that allowed it to fly. “From …

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Policy Advisory Panel of the Animals in Science Committee: Use of the Forced Swim Test under ASPA

August 22, 2022 Resume A review of the use of the forced swim test under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (ASPA) is warranted following the recent publication of research on the forced swim test and alternatives, and concerns about the reliability of the test in certain circumstances. and justification of damage. The UK Government …

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Earth’s moon could have taken hours to form from a broken mess: ScienceAlert

A new study has shown that the Moon could have formed immediately after cataclysms that ripped off a piece of Earth and threw it into space. Since the mid-1970s, astronomers have believed that the Moon may have formed from a collision between Earth and an ancient Mars-sized protoplanet called Theia; a colossal impact would have …

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Survey results point to a lack of diversity in the planetary science workplace

NASA JPL mission control during Curiosity landing NASA The survey, which quantifies the persistent lack of diversity in planetary science jobs, suggests possible strategies for NASA and other groups to address the problem. The survey results show that members of minority groups, including non-white scientists, scientists with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community or women, …

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