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US Monitoring of Methane Emissions is Falling Short, Report from APS, Optica Finds
Oil and gas operations are churning out climate-warming methane—and the US must do more to fix it.
International Teaching Can Transform Physics
Dr. Nahar planned what she thought would be a small online class. Students from four continents logged on.
I’m the New Editor of APS News, and I’m Excited for What Comes Next
Taryn MacKinney will lead APS News. What stories do you want to read?
Celebrating 50th Anniversary of First African-American Woman to Earn Physics PhD
The life and legacy of Dr. Willie Hobbs Moore, who made physics history more than once.
‘I had no idea when I would see my family again’: Scientists of Chinese Descent Recount Stories of Unjust Arrests
Months or years since they were falsely accused of Chinese espionage, damage lingers.
Scientists Don’t Belong on Pedestals: Interview with Science Historian Patricia Fara
“[Calling someone a genius] is the secular equivalent of saying that somebody is a saint,” says physicist-turned-historian Dr. Fara.
How to Network After Conferences
With the April and March Meetings behind us, a career coach shares her tips and tricks.
Physicist-Turned-Advocate is a Champion for Menstrual Freedom
Manju Bangalore has interned for NASA, founded two nonprofits, and starred in a Beyoncé music video—and she’s not done yet.
From Great Plains to Alaska, Physicists in the Northwest Section Prepare for June Meeting in Canada
Physics, across two million square miles.
APS 2022 Distinguished Lecturer, Sufi Zafar, Says Physicists Should Explore New Fields
Sufi Zafar taught herself biology. That was just the first step.
March Meeting Brings a Physics Fiesta to Chicago School
Making physics fun for high schoolers in Chicago.
This Month in Physics History
June 15, 1917: Death of Kristian Birkeland, King of the Northern Lights
FYI: Science Policy News From AIP
Biological Physics Should Be a Distinct Discipline, National Academies’ Report Says.
The APS Ethics Committee’s Work in 2021
What the committee has accomplished, and what remains.
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Physics in a Diverse World—or, a Spherical Cow Model of Physics Talent
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