Clarion-Ledger: New Essay Collection Tells the Story of Meredith’s Enrollment

Essays celebrate 60th anniversary of James Meredith’s enrollment at University of Mississippi By Lauren Rhoades Oct. 1 marks the 60th anniversary of James Meredith’s 1962 enrollment at the University of Mississippi as the school’s first African-American student. “James Meredith: Breaking the Barrier,” a collection of essays edited by UM professor of journalism Kathleen Wickham, honors this historic milestone withRead the story …

Astronomy: Prospect of Lunar Mining Raises Questions of Space Resource Management

Lunar mining falls into gray area of international law, but talks are underway to avoid conflict By Michelle Hanlon It’s been 50 years since humans last visited the Moon, and even robotic missions have been few and far between. But the Earth’s only natural satellite is about to get crowded. At least six countries andRead the story …

Yahoo Finance: Potential for Mining the Moon Heightens Stakes of U.S.-China Divisions

China, US Are Racing to Make Billions From Mining the Moon’s Minerals By Bruce Einhorn Just like in the era of Sputnik and Apollo more than half a century ago, world leaders are again racing to achieve dominance in outer space. But there’s one big difference: Whereas the U.S. and the Soviet Union hashed outRead the story …

The Conversation: Scholars Examine What Russian Invasion Means for Ukraine, World

Military experts react to Ukraine invasion, assess potential for widespread aggression and risks to US By Carla Martinez Machain, Susan Hannah Allen and Liam Collins Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine very early in the morning on Feb. 24, 2022, by launching missiles at military targets, including airfields and military command centers in major Ukrainian cities. As researchers who study how bombingRead the story …

USA Today: How Blues Icon Mamie Smith Paved the Way for Beyoncé

‘She’s the first Black superstar’: The forgotten history of blues trailblazer Mamie Smith By Charles Trepany Ella Fitzgerald. Billie Holiday. Beyoncé. When most people think of historic Black female recording artists, these and other iconic singers likely come to mind. But according to music historians, it’s possible none of these women would have had the chance to achieve the soaring success they did without MamieRead the story …

Vox: Despite Recent Advances, Americans Not that Interested in Space

It’s the dawn of a new space age – at least for billionaires By Terry Nguyen A new era of space technology and exploration is upon the world, one that could rival the 1960s in historical significance and magnitude. It’s unclear, however, if these advancements will be met with the cultural fervor that made theRead the story …

Good to Know: Tips on How to Relax and Recharge During the Holidays

How to relax and recharge before Christmas if you’ve been feeling overwhelmed in December It’s been sold as ‘the most wonderful time of the year.’ Yet for millions out there, Christmas can actually be more of a burden than a joy. The annual holiday and the pressures it brings can negatively affect our mental healthRead the story …

NIH News in Health: Making Sense of Vitamins, Herbs and Other Supplements

Do you need dietary supplements? Bottles of supplements line the shelves at your local supermarket. These include vitamins and minerals from A to zinc. You can also find products like probiotics, herbs and fish oil. But are they needed for good health? And what about their risks? Some botanical products may come with health claimsRead the story …

The Conversation: Ensuring Peaceful Use of Space

Space law hasn’t been changed since 1967 – but the UN aims to update laws and keep space peaceful By Michelle Hanlon and Greg Autry On Nov. 15, 2021, Russia destroyed one of its own old satellites using a missile launched from the surface of the Earth, creating a massive debris cloud that threatens many space assets,Read the story …

MPB News: Ensuring Safe Drinking Water for Children

Two universities working to encourage schools and more daycares to test water for lead By Desare Frazier The Environmental Protection Agency is working with communities to improve water quality. The EPA reports lead in drinking water can cause behavior, learning problems, anemia, hearing issues and slow growth in children. Stephanie Otts is with the UniversityRead the story …