GETTY IMAGES PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S recent executive order calling for a sweeping review of the H-1B visa program has raised alarm in STEM-related industries that rely heavily on an international supply of high-skilled labor. Current policy for H-1B visas, which permit highly skilled foreigners to work in the US temporarily, […]


Artist’s impression of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft encountering the distant Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69. Image Credit: NASA / JHU-APL / SwRI / Steve Gribben Members of NASA’s New Horizons team will have three opportunities to obtain crucial data regarding 2014 MU69 – the mission’s second target – when the Kuiper Belt Object […]


(iStock) In 2015, a record heat wave roasted Southern California. At the time, Nick Obradovich was a graduate student at the University of California at San Diego. During the day, he said, everyone on campus turned sluggish and grumpy. Sundown brought little relief. “For a number of nights in the heat wave, I was […]