Month: August 2022

Turns out I’m right to be afraid of being rejected by doctors, writes JENNI MURRAY

JENNI MURRAY: At 72, with a background of being overweight, years of being sedentary as a journalist and broadcaster and having paid too little attention to healthy eating, drinking and smoking habits, I want to know that if I see a doctor about strange chest symptoms, he won't dismiss me, as has happened to so many women, as having indigestion, a funny turn, or muscle pain.

How my heart sank (proof, I hope, that it still works) when I read what feels like an increasingly familiar story. “Sexism means women are denied heart treatment.” This terrifying and infuriating news comes as a result of a study by researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Zurich. They examined data from …

Turns out I’m right to be afraid of being rejected by doctors, writes JENNI MURRAY Read More »

NASA’s Moxie instrument successfully produces oxygen on Mars

An instrument the size of a lunchbox has been successfully generating breathable oxygen on Mars, doing the work of a small tree. Since February of last year, the Mars In Situ Oxygen Resource Utilization Experiment, or Moxie, has been successfully manufacturing oxygen from the red planet’s carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere. The researchers suggest that a scaled-up …

NASA’s Moxie instrument successfully produces oxygen on Mars Read More »

NASA’s James Webb Spots Stunning ‘Einstein Ring’ 12 Billion Light Years From Earth

The impressive Einstein ring was spotted by NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.  It is 12 billion light years from Earth

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has captured a near-perfect “Einstein ring,” a bull’s-eye pattern that forms when light from one galaxy or star passes through another galaxy or massive object , 12 billion light years from Earth: a light. year is about six trillion miles. First predicted by Albert Einstein in 1915, the bright …

NASA’s James Webb Spots Stunning ‘Einstein Ring’ 12 Billion Light Years From Earth Read More »