‘Starspot’ Images that Give Insight into Early Sun Captured by University’s CHARA Telescope Array

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—An international team of astronomers has taken close-up pictures of a nearby star that show starspots—sunspots outside our solar system.

The researchers used a technique called interferometry to build the first time lapse of zeta Andromedae across one of its 18-day rotations. Zeta Andromedae is about 181 light-years away in the northern constellation… more »

Islamic State Increasing Use of Children and Youth for Military Ends, Georgia State Study Shows

ATLANTA–The Islamic State’s use of children and youth for military ends, including as soldiers, suicide bombers and propagandists, has become routine and is accelerating, a study by Georgia State University researchers shows.

Their report, “Depictions of Children and Youth in the Islamic State’s Martyrdom Propaganda, 2015-2016,” was published in the February 2016 issue… more »

No Genetic Link Between Smaller Subcortical Brain Volumes and Risk for Schizophrenia, Researchers Find

ATLANTA—There is no evidence of genetic overlap between risk for schizophrenia and brain volume measures, according to researchers in a global study that examined the genes that drive the development of schizophrenia.

That was the key finding in a collaborative study involving nearly 600 researchers from more than 350 institutions, including Georgia State University,… more »