Rare sighting of jet from a star-eating black hole
Over 8 billion years ago, a star was torn apart getting too close to a supermassive black hole. Jets of gas recently made the fate of the star visible to a telescope looking for new sources of light in the night sky.
Single-parent incomes are less likely to reach above the poverty thresholds in societies with a large share of dual-earner households. But this pattern only appears in countries with low public expenditures on childcare and income-transfer policies. These are the findings of a new study from the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), recently published in a special issue of the scientific journal ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
The Fysikum Postdoc Council has been established to represent all the postdocs from the Fysikum Department. They have direct meetings with the head of the Department to provide a comprehensive view of the situation and discuss matters arising from the postdocs.
Children diagnosed with brain cancer often die within a year of their initial diagnosis because there are no effective treatments for this rare form of cancer. But by visualizing the cancer cells, researchers have now gained a better understanding of what the tumors look like. The hope is that it will lead to new treatment methods. This is shown by a study with researchers at, among others, Stockholm University and SciLifeLab, recently published in Nature Genetics.
It can be challenging to work if it's below zero. At the South Pole it's about -30 in the summer and -55 in the winter. How do you conduct research in severe cold? Chad Finley is an associate professor at Fysikum and member of the Ice Cube project in the South Pole. - We took turns when we were switching sensors at the telescope. Otherwise both the ice and our hands would have freezed, says Chad who spent three months there in the summer.