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Blair Dudley, certified registered nurse anesthetist, who has been involved with CrossFit for about 10 years and recently began taking part in competitions

“Over time, I became more and more comfortable with those around me knowing that they were doing their own thing, I was doing my thing.”

— Blair Dudley, certified registered nurse anesthetist, who has been involved with CrossFit for about 10 years and recently began taking part in competitions

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U-M Heritage

Astronomer James Craig Watson was U-M's "brightest son." After discovering 22 asteroids between 1863-77, during a solar eclipse in 1878, Watson was sure he’d observed the rumored intra-mercurial planet Vulcan. He had hoped to better observe Vulcan and and record more extensive calculations but died two years later.

Vulcan’s muddy light

Astronomer James Craig Watson was U-M’s “brightest son.” After discovering 22 asteroids between 1863-77, during a solar eclipse in 1878, Watson was sure he’d observed the rumored intra-mercurial planet Vulcan. He had hoped to better observe Vulcan and record more extensive calculations but died two years later.

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    • Kenneth Lowande

    Legislative changes prompted by the diverse new Democratic leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives could still be years away, but it’s a crucial first step, says Kenneth Lowande, assistant professor of political science and public policy: “I’d say that really what this is is the groundwork for something bigger.”

    Time
    • Lori Ploutz-Snyder

    Exercise like an astronaut and you might avoid the unhealthy effects of sitting too much, says Lori Ploutz-Snyder, dean of the School of Kinesiology, whose research suggests that the right mix of scientifically tested exercises can stave off undesirable physical consequences from being weightless on the space station — or inactive for long hours on Earth: “Exercise is quite potent in these conditions.”

    The Washington Post
    • Sushil Atreya

    Despite claims that Jupiter is warming, there’s not enough data to show a global trend, says Sushil Atreya, professor of climate and space sciences and engineering: “The only systematic measurements of Jupiter’s heat balance were done by Voyager spacecraft four decades ago.” Limited data since then have shown temperature fluctuations in “different regions of the atmosphere and different parts of the planet, but they don’t represent the planet’s temperature as a whole.”

    USA Today