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An Inexpensive, DIY Setup Recycles Precious Liquid Helium in the Lab
At the APS March Meeting, researchers showed off a system for small labs to conserve helium used to cool sensitive equipment.

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This Spring, the Cicadas Are Gathering Like It’s 1803
The 13-year and 17-year cicadas are emerging together for the first time in more than 200 years. Scientists still aren’t sure how they “count.”

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As Academic Journals Move Toward Open Access, Some in the Industry Take Action to Reduce Inequity
Challenges remain in making sure that open access models are sustainable in the long run.

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Headed to APS April Meeting 2024 in Sacramento? Here’s What You Should Know.
The meeting convenes nuclear, high energy, and particle physicists in all career stages.

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Building a Quantum Workforce Doesn’t Just Mean Graduating More Ph.D.s
To bring millions of new technology workers into the fold, nations must cast a wide net.

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APS Bridge Program Grad Takes on Plasma
From Alabama to Los Alamos, Dylan Funk has always been intrigued by the fourth state of matter.

Enrollment in HBCU Physics Programs Has Declined For Years. A Site Visit Program Seeks to Help Reverse the Trend.
The pilot program, which leans on APS’s EP3 Guide, aims to help HBCUs identify blind spots and create strategic plans.

Using Physics to Design the Stages of Broadway and Cirque du Soleil
Bart Breisch relies on his physics background to create safe sets for extraordinary performances.

To Boost Undergrad Enrollment, Physics Departments Turn to APS Innovation Fund Program, DALI
The Departmental Action Leadership Institute has expanded the reach of EP3, a guide for physics departments looking for positive change.

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The Steep Price of Free Science Access
Governments and funding agencies have promised the public unfettered open access to research. Scientists could foot the bill.


Physics Needs Community Colleges
Two-year colleges help millions and boost the U.S. workforce. We neglect them at our peril.

To Do Better Science, Try Dance
How growth in the arts made me a stronger science communicator and engineer.

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Grad Students and Postdocs Don’t Earn Fair Wages, so 91 Scientists Brought It Up With the Folks in Charge
For Congressional Visits Day, APS members met directly with congressional leaders and staffers on Capitol Hill.

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Science Policy Highlights
Issues with NIST physics labs, call for federal award nominees, and more.

Proposed Changes to H-1B Visa Rule Would Hurt STEM in the United States, APS Argues
A new plan would limit foreign-born physicists’ job opportunities.

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