When Stars Are Swallowed by Black Holes, New Findings Suggest

For the first time, scientists have confirmed the existence of not one, but two black hole-neutron star collisions. The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and the Virgo facilities, which detect invisible gravitational waves, saw these two distinct mergers 10 days apart in January 2020. The achievement completes a long-awaited trinity of gravitational-wave interferometer observations: black…

New!! The Science of Human Origins

Museums, libraries, and bookstores are reopening across the United States after a year of lockdown. The start of this cultural reawakening coincided with both the Juneteenth celebration and the first anniversary of one of the greatest anti-racial rallies in American history. As bookstores reopen, several are putting together displays of Black history-themed children’s books. The…