Dead pool, black holes and fire season among the topics covered in recent articles on The Conversation
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A list of the articles published in May is below.
May 4, 2022
The Southwest is on fire, with iconic deserts and towns at risk – 3 reasons the 2022 fire season is so early and intense
Fire season is getting longer, and the result is transforming iconic desert ecosystems. The start to 2022 has been so dire, one governor called for a federal disaster declaration.
Associate Research Professor, School of Natural Resources and the Environment
May 12, 2022
What is dead pool? A water expert explains
The Colorado River provides water and electricity to 40 million people in the western U.S., but falling water levels threaten both of those resources.
Regents Professor Emeritus and Morris K. Udall Professor, James E. Rogers College of Law
May 12, 2022
Say hello to Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy
Sagittarius A* is a massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. Now that astronomers have imaged it, they can begin to learn more about black holes within other galaxies across the universe.
University Distinguished Professor, Department of Astronomy
May 16, 2022
How media reports of 'clashes' mislead Americans about Israeli-Palestinian violence
In trying to present violent events in "neutral" language, media reports may be ignoring power imbalances when it comes to Israeli police or military violence against Palestinian civilians.
Associate Professor, School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies
May 23, 2022
Skin grafts for burns injuries can lead to crippling scars – a drug that blocks the skin's ability to respond to physical stimuli could promote healing
Skin grafts for severe burn injuries may require multiple operations over the course of a lifetime to address crippling scars.
Assistant Research Professor, College of Medicine – Tucson
Read previous articles published on The Conversation:
- April 2022
- March 2022
- February 2022
- January 2022
- December 2021
- November 2021
- October 2021
- September 2021
- August 2021
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