The whole article sadly hits very close to home.
The history of straightness is much shorter than you’d think. An expert explains its origins.
Blank mentions her personal story at the beginning of her provocative new history of heterosexuality, “Straight,” as a way of illustrating just how artificial our notions of “straightness” really are. In her book, Blank, a writer and historian who has written extensively about sexuality and culture, looks at the ways in which social trends and the rise of psychiatry conspired to create this new category in the late 19th and early 20th century. Along the way, she examines the changing definition of marriage, which evolved from a businesslike agreement into a romantic union centered on love, and how social Darwinist ideas shaped the divisions between gay and straight. With her eye-opening book, Blank tactfully deconstructs a facet of modern sexuality that most of us take for granted…
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The ultraviolet photons that the light is made of convert into charged ions, or ionizing photons, which come from quasars and hot young stars.
Scientists discovered the discrepancy during recent observations from Hubble Space Telescope’s Cosmic Origins Spectrograph.
Kollmier said: “Either our accounting of the light from galaxies and quasars is very far off, or there’s some other major source of ionizing photons that we’ve never recognised. We are calling this missing light the photon underproduction crisis. But it’s the astronomers who are in crisis—somehow or other, the universe is getting along just fine.”
Study co-author Ben Oppenheimer said that if the light is really missing it would be a huge surprise as “intergalactic hydrogen is the component of the Universe that we think we understand the best”.
Neal Katz, also a co-author of the paper, added: “The most exciting possibility is that the missing photons are coming from some exotic new source, not galaxies or quasars at all.”
Proposing another theory, he said the light could be coming from dark matter that holds galaxies together, but has never been seen directly. “You know it’s a crisis when you start seriously talking about decaying dark matter!” he added.