A&S in the News: April 7-13, 2024

Solar Eclipse

When to expect another solar eclipse after clouds covered parts of Alabama during April 8 celestial event: Alabama Public Radio – April 9

Before the rain came down in the Yellowhammer State, The University of Alabama’s department of physics and astronomy had heads turned upward at their solar eclipse viewing event. There, experts were available to offer insights about the eclipse, offer prime viewing tips and hand out glasses to attendees for safe viewing.

Affordable Care Act

Why Alabama refuses to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act: Boise State Public Radio – April 10

Ten states in the United States have refused to expand Medicaid under the federal government’s Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. If they did, it could provide care to more than a million people on low incomes…Regina Wagner is a professor of political science at The University of Alabama. She says for years, Republican legislators ran on repealing the Affordable Care Act, but she says now most Alabama voters support it, and many other red states have adopted expansion.

Slow Art Day

Gorgas House hosting Slow Art Day experience Saturday: WVUA-TV – April 11

A singular blue bead excavated near its current display spot will be the prime focal point for emphasizing how monumental an experience quiet contemplation can be. The University of Alabama’s Gorgas House Museum is the site of said blue bead and its presence Saturday is part of the worldwide Slow Art Day effort.

Ultralow Velocity Zones

Ultralow velocity zones in the deep Earth: Nature Geoscience – April 12

Nature Geoscience spoke with Samantha Hansen, a geophysicist at The University of Alabama and Sebastian Rost, a global seismologist at the University of Leeds about the ultralow velocity zones in the lowermost mantle.