The city of Berkeley, California, passed a law that goes into effect next month requiring cell phone stores to inform customers about safety recommendations. The move reopened a decades-old debate about whether mobile phones cause brain tumors.
HAVING OPEN AND honest conversations about women’s sexual and reproductive health is pretty uncomfortable for many people. Sure, a lot of us make an effort to be less weird about topics like periods and pregnancy.
Dr. Claudia Alexander, whose career in physics and aeronautical
engineering was inspired by the research of Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)
in circular orbits, would have been excited to learn that NASA announced
on Thursday the discovery of an exoplanet Kepler-452b that is a “close
cousin” of Earth, thanks to the Kepler Space Telescope. Alexander,
a pioneering Black woman in her field and the last project manager of
NASA’s Galileo mission to Jupiter, died on July 11 in Arcadia, Calif.
after a decade-long battle with breast cancer. She was 56.