Did the Old Women of Nishapur Know Medicine? – The Wire Science

Did the Old Women of Nishapur Know Medicine?  – The Wire Science

Doctor taking woman’s pulse. Avicenna’s Canon manuscript, 1025. Image: Wellcome Collection, public domain In many regions across the medieval Islamic world, male physicians decided what medicine (ṭibb) was and who practiced it. This authority resulted in a gendered hierarchy of medicine. The vitriol of the male physician Ṣā’id ibn al-Ḥasan towards women healers suggests a … Read more

US physicist named SNOLAB director

US physicist named SNOLAB director

Article content An American physicist will lead one of the world’s cutting-edge research institutes located deep inside a Sudbury mine. Article content Jodi Cooley, professor of physics at Southern Methodist University and deputy operations manager for the SuperCDMS Collaboration, will serve as the next executive director of SNOLAB. Cooley will begin her five-year term at … Read more

Attorney General joins environmental lawsuit against Moreno Valley – Press Enterprise

Attorney General joins environmental lawsuit against Moreno Valley – Press Enterprise

California Attorney General Rob Bonta is joining the Sierra Club’s lawsuit against Moreno Valley over the city’s long-term plan that both parties allege fails to protect the environment and residents. A year ago, the Sierra Club sued the city for approving its 2040 general plan update, alleging that it violated the California Environmental Quality Act. … Read more

Researchers draw up a genetic ID map for chimps

Researchers draw up a genetic ID map for chimps

As part of a broader project studying the cultural and genetic diversity of chimpanzees across Africa, researchers have used fecal samples from 48 sites across the continent to create a genetic identity data set of chimpanzees across the species’ range. The data set supports the division of chimpanzees into the four currently recognized subspecies, as … Read more

Colorado wildlife officials will embark on a quest to locate fish not seen since early 1900s | Environment

Colorado wildlife officials will embark on a quest to locate fish not seen since early 1900s |  Environment

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials will embark on a quest to discover a fish who hasn’t been found in Colorado’s waters in well over a century. The wildlife team composed of CPW aquatic biologist Alex Townsend and CPW’s Southeast Region Senior Aquatic Biologist Paul Foutz and retired CPW aquatic biologist Greg Policky will search over … Read more

PTT Global Chemical America selects Ohio for manufacturing facility | News, Sports, Jobs

PTT Global Chemical America selects Ohio for manufacturing facility |  News, Sports, Jobs

GROVE CITY, Ohio — PTT Global Chemical America has announced plans for a new plastics recycling facility at Grove City. PTT and the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding to locate a new recycling plastics manufacturing plant on property owned by the authority. A final investment decision will be … Read more

New mite species named after how they were found via social media

New mite species named after how they were found via social media

When biologist Satoshi Shimano saw a post about a new mite species on Twitter, he couldn’t have known that the repeated resharing of the image would lead to the discovery of another. In honor of the unique way it was discovered, the newest variant of mite has been named “Ameronothrus retweet.” “Determining a species’ name … Read more

As nurses’ contract expires, Michigan Medicine demands 101 concessions and refuses to grant step raises

As nurses’ contract expires, Michigan Medicine demands 101 concessions and refuses to grant step raises

The contract for 6,200 nurses at Michigan Medicine expired on Thursday at midnight with no resolution to the staffing crisis that has created intolerable working conditions and an unsafe health care environment for patients at the fifth largest hospital in the state of Michigan. Michigan Medicine nurses discharging patient [Photo by Michigan Medicine] No new … Read more

US physicist named SNOLAB director

US physicist named SNOLAB director

Article content An American physicist will lead one of the world’s cutting-edge research institutes located deep inside a Sudbury mine. Article content Jodi Cooley, professor of physics at Southern Methodist University and deputy operations manager for the SuperCDMS Collaboration, will serve as the next executive director of SNOLAB. Cooley will begin her five-year term at … Read more

Why has the US got us all so interested in alien beings from outer space?

Why has the US got us all so interested in alien beings from outer space?

This year, International UFO Day on July 2 should be celebrated with great deal of enthusiasm since the United States has announced that it is going to search for life beyond our planet. The US space agency, NASA, said that it was setting up an independent team to see how much information is publicly available … Read more