June 7, 2021 OHIO STATE PLAYS CRUCIAL ROLE IN NEW DARK ENERGY SURVEY RESULTS
Researchers past and present from the Center for Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, the Department of Physics and the Department of Astronomy played big roles in new results from the Dark Energy Survey.See Post
June 4, 2021 DISCUSSING THE TULSA RACE MASSACRE’S LINGERING ECONOMIC IMPACT
Professor of economics Trevon Logan lent his insights to USA Today, Yahoo Finance and Bloomberg to discuss how the economic effects of the Tulsa Race Massacre can still be felt today.See Post
June 3, 2021 THE SCIENCE BEHIND HOW LITERATURE IMPROVES OUR LIVES
Stories aren't just a way to entertain. They can have significant impacts on us and improve various aspects of our lives, from alleviating depression, reducing anxiety, kindling creativity and sparking courage, says professor of English Angus Fletcher.See Post
June 2, 2021 NEW EVIDENCE OF HOW AND WHEN THE MILKY WAY CAME TOGETHER
How and when did our Milky Way galaxy come together? By calculating the age of stars in our galaxy, two Ohio State astronomers, Fiorenzo Vincenzo of the Center for Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics and Mathieu Vrard of the Department of Astronomy, have found the best evidence to date.See Post
June 1, 2021 PEOPLE ARE PERSUADED BY SOCIAL MEDIA MESSAGES, NOT VIEW COUNTS
People are more persuaded by the messaging in social media posts or videos than by view counts, suggests a study led by professor of communication Hyunyi Cho.See Post
May 28, 2021 MEANINGFUL FILMS HELP US COPE WITH LIFE’S DIFFICULTIES
Meaningful films like "The Shawshank Redemption" and "Up" can help us cope with life's difficulties and inspire us to be better people, suggests research from communication grad student Jared Ott and professor of communication Michael Slater.See Post
May 27, 2021 EXPLORING HOW MARINE MICROBIOME AND VIROSPHERE IMPACT OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS
Matthew Sullivan, professor of microbiology and founding director of the Center of Microbiome Science, seeks to understand how the vast network of marine-dwelling viruses affects our seas. He’s leveraging the interdisciplinary power of Ohio State to dive deeper into how these microscopic pathogens can have monumental impacts.See Post
May 26, 2021 BLACK WOMEN ARE MORE VISIBLE THAN EVER. NOW WHAT?
Black women are leading the way in pop culture, athletics and politics. But their renaissance doesn't come without challenges, notes women's, gender and sexuality studies associate professor Treva Lindsey in The Undefeated.See Post
May 25, 2021 OMEGA-3 SUPPLEMENTS DO DOUBLE DUTY IN PROTECTING AGAINST STRESS
Taking a high dose of omega-3 supplement daily can help protect your body from the physical effects of stress, according to research from clinical psychology graduate student Annelise Madison.See Post
May 24, 2021 DESI PROJECT BEGINS OPERATION WITH HELP FROM OHIO STATE FACULTY, RESEA...
With major contributions from astronomers at Ohio State, the Dark Energy Survey — a five-year project that will map the universe and unravel the mysteries of dark energy — has finally begun.See Post
May 21, 2021 WILL OHIO’S VACCINE LOTTERY MOTIVATE PEOPLE TO GET THE COVID-19 SHOT...
Gov. Mike DeWine hopes his Vax-a-Million idea will lift Ohio's COVID-19 vaccination rates. But will it work? Distinguished University Professor Richard Petty of the Department of Psychology weighs in for Cleveland.com.See Post
May 20, 2021 WORK EXPOSURE LED TO HIGHER COVID-19 DEATH RATE AMONG HISPANICS
Hispanic Americans have died of COVID-19 at a disproportionately high rate compared to whites because of workplace exposure to the virus, a new study led by sociology professor Reanne Frank suggests.See Post
May 19, 2021 STUDENT’S AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY ADDRESSES OHIO’S BLACK INFANT ...
Filmmaker Barento Taha, who studied neuroscience as an undergrad and recently earned his master's of public health, recently released his first documentary, "Risk Factor," which examines Ohio's Black infant mortality crisis.See Post
May 18, 2021 USING EXOPLANETS AS DARK MATTER DETECTORS
Astronomers believe they can gain new insights on dark matter — the mysterious substance that can't be observed but makes up 80% of the universe's mass — by studying its effect on exoplanets, according to research led by CCAPP fellow Juri Smirnov.See Post
May 17, 2021 82% OF AMERICANS IN FAVOR OF PAID MATERNITY LEAVE
About 82% of Americans support paid maternity leave, making the benefit as popular as chocolate, writes associate professor of sociology Chris Knoester for The Conversation.See Post