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To create fusion ignition, the National Ignition Facility’s laser energy is converted into X-rays inside the hohlraum, a cylindrical device, which then compress a fuel capsule until it implodes, creating a high temperature, high pressure plasma. (Photo courtesy of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

Scientists announce a fusion breakthrough with big implications for clean energy 

BY: - December 13, 2022

Scientists at a U.S. national laboratory announced Tuesday that they achieved fusion ignition, a breakthrough decades in the making that could have major implications for clean energy.  Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory near San Francisco said that on Dec. 5, for the first time anywhere in the world, they managed to produce more […]

Students at an Ohio elementary school help gather items for a food bank drive. (Photo by Duane Prokop/Getty Images for Feeding America)

Studies: Gains against childhood hunger lost after child tax credit ended

BY: - November 15, 2022

An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association in October confirmed previous research that food insecurity increased substantially after the expiration of federal monthly advanced child tax credits on Jan. 15, 2022. The study looked at the period between January and July of this year in a series of national surveys, and found […]

Study: More Republicans than Democrats likely died of COVID

BY: - October 5, 2022

It’s already known that hundreds of thousands of Americans would still be alive if every eligible person had gotten vaccinated against COVID-19. Now new research strongly suggests that many more of those “excess deaths” in Ohio and Florida were among people with Republican voter registrations. It’s perhaps unsurprising that Republicans were more reluctant to get […]

COMMENTARY

Still think everything is awful? Here are three reasons for hope | John L. Micek

BY: - October 4, 2022

Step away from Twitter. Stop doom-scrolling. Yes, I know, American democracy is under assault. Russian President Vladimir Putin is muttering dark warnings about nuclear weapons in the face of heroic and historic resistance by Ukraine. Dozens of people are dead and large swaths of Florida have been devastated by Hurricane Ian. And Kanye West did […]

UAMS researchers track monkeypox mutation as possible spur to its spread

BY: - September 26, 2022

A team of UAMS researchers found that the recent rapid spread of the monkeypox virus may be different from previous outbreaks because of genetic mutations they identified, according to a press release from the medical school. The researchers, led by UAMS’ David Ussery, published their findings this month in the Journal of Applied Microbiology. The […]