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  • On Whose Shoulders Do We Stand?
    by Guest authors on January 19, 2022 at 11:34 am

    Far from being a fixed entity, the story of Greek science is a work in progress with its own meta-history. Dr. Patricia Fara explores the current story and factors that have influenced this narrative so far. The post On Whose Shoulders Do We Stand? appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • Happy Birthday Tu YouYou
    by Rebecca Mellor on December 30, 2021 at 7:47 am

    Assistant curator Dr. Rebecca Mellor explores the life and work of Tu YouYou, Nobel Prize winner and the first person to discover a cure to Malaria. The post Happy Birthday Tu YouYou appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • Coventry City of Culture 2021: Driving innovation
    by Rachel Boon on December 28, 2021 at 12:13 pm

    2021 was an exciting year for Coventry as it celebrated being UK City of Culture. From clocks and textiles to cycles and engines, the city has been at the forefront of technological innovation and change. The post Coventry City of Culture 2021: Driving innovation appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • James Webb lifts off
    by Heather Bennett on December 25, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    Assistant Curator Heather Bennett introduces us to the James Webb Space Telescope, launching today. The post James Webb lifts off appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • Coventry City of Culture 2021: Unravelling a history
    by Rachel Boon on December 24, 2021 at 11:08 am

    2021 was an exciting year for Coventry as it celebrated being UK City of Culture. From clocks and textiles to cycles and engines, the city has been at the forefront of technological innovation and change. The post Coventry City of Culture 2021: Unravelling a history appeared first on Science Museum Blog.


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SAPIENS Anthropology / Everything Human

  • A Hidden Figure in North American Archaeology
    by Stephen E. Nash on January 20, 2022 at 6:05 pm

    A Black cowboy named George McJunkin, who died 100 years ago, found a site that would transform scientific views about the deep history of Native Americans in North America. The post A Hidden Figure in North American Archaeology appeared first on SAPIENS.

  • Guided by the Past
    by Chip Colwell on January 20, 2022 at 2:40 pm

    Hosts Dr. Ora Marek-Martinez and Yoli Ngandali share how they found their way to archaeology and what it means to be Black and Indigenous archaeologists. From defying the status quo in a classroom to diving through sunken ships, Ora and Yoli bring listeners on a journey of reclaiming stories and reimagining history. The post Guided by the Past appeared first on SAPIENS.

  • The Hard Labor That Fuels the Hair Trade
    by Priti Salian on January 19, 2022 at 5:27 pm

    Anthropologists are studying the global supply of human hair—a billion dollar industry for wigs, weaves, toupees, and more—that relies on hair pickers who gather discarded strands from streets and drains to make ends meet. The post The Hard Labor That Fuels the Hair Trade appeared first on SAPIENS.

  • The Spring a Time for Calving and Cleaving
    by Gwynfryn Thomas on January 17, 2022 at 11:00 am

    A poet-anthropologist joins Sámi reindeer herders in Norway who are preparing for the spring migration. As an outsider, he feels a longing to connect, even as he remains “outside the fences.” The post The Spring a Time for Calving and Cleaving appeared first on SAPIENS.

  • Meet the Ancient Technologists Who Changed Everything
    by Nicholas R. Longrich on January 13, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    A series of Stone Age geniuses invented a range of technologies that shaped human evolution and laid the foundation for our world. The post Meet the Ancient Technologists Who Changed Everything appeared first on SAPIENS.

  • When Anthropology Meets the Graphic Novel in Thailand
    by Claudio Sopranzetti, Sara Fabbri, and Chiara Natalucci on January 11, 2022 at 3:56 pm

    An anthropologist, comic artist, and translator collaborated to bring the complexities of one human story to life in the English translation of The King of Bangkok. The post When Anthropology Meets the Graphic Novel in Thailand appeared first on SAPIENS.


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