Reporter, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences@monisharavis
Monisha Ravisetti, based in New York, covers Life Sciences and Physical Sciences for The Academic Times. Prior to that, Monisha worked at Weill Cornell Medical College, Mount Sinai West and NYU Langone conducting clinical and basic science research. She graduated with a degree focused in philosophy, physics and chemistry from New York University, and her work investigates the intersection between science and the human condition.
Despite distorting spacetime by enormous degrees, neutron stars are difficult to study because their composition remains a mystery. However, physicists found a way to derive these stellar objects' properties irrespective of what they're made of — and even use them to confirm general relativity theory.
Considering race and ethnic background when assessing disease burden is believed to walk a fine line between informed care and systemic racism, but arguing that heritage can weigh heavily on one's propensity for illness, researchers are advocating for a refined way of incorporating genetic ancestry without teetering toward the side of prejudice.
Cautioning that the existence of antistars would shatter known models of the universe, researchers put the prospect of finding such an object at one in every 400,000 regular stars within the Milky Way galaxy — 20 times lower than what previous studies suggest and the strictest reported limit to date.