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 …

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 …

CNN: UM Air and Space Law Professor Michelle L.D. Hanlon Discusses Artifact Protection on Moon

Astronaut artifacts on moon – like Apollo landers and Neil Armstrong’s bootprint – now protected by US law CNN/The Conversation It’s hard to care about bootprints sunk in soil 238,900 miles away as humanity suffers the combined burden of an unforgiving virus and a political unease. But how humans treat those bootprints and the historicRead the story …

The New York Times: UM English Professor, Poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil Discusses Top Book

Aimee Nezhukumatathil Wants You to Get Some Fresh Air By Elisabeth Egan/The New York Times WONDER WOMAN It’s not every day that pets come up during a phone interview, but the subject is relevant when you’re talking to Aimee Nezhukumatathil, whose illustrated essay collection, “World of Wonders,” doubles as a love letter to little creatures.Read the story …

Clarion Ledger: UM Researchers, School Of Pharmacy Faculty Highlighted for COVID-19 Nasal Spray

Ole Miss, UMMC part of research effort to develop nasal spray to block COVID-19 infection By Justin Vicory / Mississippi Clarion Ledger Researchers at the University of Mississippi and the University of Mississippi Medical Center are on the front lines of developing a way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Two faculty members for theRead the story …

NPR Morning Edition: UM English Professor, Poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil Discusses New Book

‘World Of Wonders’ Urges Us To Take A Breath And Look Around By Rachel Martin/NPR Morning Edition It can be helpful to focus on the wonder of the natural world when so much of what is happening around us feels out of our control. Poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s new book aims to help introduce readers toRead the story …

Mississippi Today: Director of National Sea Grant Law Center Discusses Lead Exposure Risk in Mississippi Delta

“How many Mississippi kids are poisoned by lead? Massive undercounts, inconsistent testing provides officials few answers” By Erica Hensley/Mississippi Today GREENWOOD — Mayor Carolyn McAdams has no way of knowing how big a problem lead exposure among children in her city is. The devastating effects of lead exposure in children are as bad here inRead the story …