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- Curbing pedestrian stops might not reduce police-civilian encountersby Sujata Gupta on September 29, 2023 at 6:00 pm
In Chicago, traffic stops soared as pedestrian stops fell. Single policy changes therefore don’t tell the whole policing story, researchers say.
- The right bacterial mix could help frogs take the heatby Bethany Brookshire on September 29, 2023 at 12:00 pm
Wood frog tadpoles that receive a transplant of green frog bacteria can swim in warm waters, revealing another role for microbiomes: heat tolerance.
- How a deadly fungus is so good at sticking to skin and other surfacesby Tina Hesman Saey on September 28, 2023 at 6:00 pm
One of Candida auris’ scary superpowers is its stick-to-itiveness. Unlike other fungi, the pathogen uses electrical charges to glom onto things.
- New computer analysis hints volcanism killed the dinosaurs, not an asteroidby Carolyn Gramling on September 28, 2023 at 6:00 pm
Scientists take a creative approach to investigating what caused the mass extinction 66 million years ago, but the debate is far from settled.
- New JWST images suggest our understanding of the cosmos is flawedby James R. Riordon on September 28, 2023 at 12:00 pm
JWST data don’t resolve a disagreement over how fast the universe is expanding, suggesting we might need strange new physics to fix the tension.
- Antimatter falls like matter, upholding Einstein’s theory of gravityby Emily Conover on September 27, 2023 at 3:00 pm
In a first, scientists dropped antihydrogen atoms and measured how they fell.
- A one-of-a-kind trilobite fossil hints at what and how these creatures ateby Sid Perkins on September 27, 2023 at 3:00 pm
The preserved contents suggest the trilobite fed almost continuously and had a gut environment with an alkaline or neutral pH, researchers say.
- This ‘polar ring’ galaxy looks like an eye. Others might be hiding in plain sightby Elise Cutts on September 27, 2023 at 12:00 pm
New images of two galaxies reveal what look like rarely seen rings of hydrogen gas nearly perpendicular to the galaxies’ starry disks.
- Seen Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster? Data suggest the odds are lowby Meghan Rosen on September 26, 2023 at 1:00 pm
Floe Foxon is a data scientist by day. But in his free time, he applies his skills to astronomy, cryptology and sightings of mythical creatures.
- Astronomers call for renaming the Magellanic Cloudsby Emily Conover on September 26, 2023 at 11:00 am
Explorer Ferdinand Magellan is not a fitting namesake for the pair of satellite galaxies of the Milky Way, a group of scientists argues.
Science Museum Blog News and insights from the Science Museum in London.
- Dr Frank Sherwood Taylor, An Extraordinary Directorby Tim Boon on September 26, 2023 at 7:46 am
Tim Boon reflects on the work of Frank Sherwood Taylor, Director of the Science Museum in the 1950s. The post Dr Frank Sherwood Taylor, An Extraordinary Director appeared first on Science Museum Blog.
- Bringing the history of science to the airwavesby Guest authors on September 20, 2023 at 1:32 pm
This week marked the 1000th edition of Radio 4’s In Our Time. The post Bringing the history of science to the airwaves appeared first on Science Museum Blog.
- Obituary: Ian Wilmutby Roger Highfield on September 11, 2023 at 4:18 pm
Ian Wilmut, who has died aged 79, was a developmental biologist who made headlines around the world when his team unveiled a lamb named Dolly that was the first mammal cloned from an adult cell. The post Obituary: Ian Wilmut appeared first on Science Museum Blog.
- 4.6-billion-year-old asteroid sample unveiled at the Science Museumby Heather Bennett on September 7, 2023 at 11:07 am
Have you ever seen something older than the Earth itself? A remarkable sample from a 4.6-billion-year-old asteroid is now on display in the museum. The post 4.6-billion-year-old asteroid sample unveiled at the Science Museum appeared first on Science Museum Blog.
- The Royal Society celebrates technicians with 2023 Hauksbee Awardby Science Museum on September 1, 2023 at 3:44 pm
Congratulations to more than 100 technicians who have collectively been awarded The Royal Society Hauksbee 2023 award. The post The Royal Society celebrates technicians with 2023 Hauksbee Award appeared first on Science Museum Blog.
SAPIENS Anthropology Magazine
- Do Strict Criminal Penalties Protect Animals From Abuse?by Emily Sekine on September 27, 2023 at 10:00 am
In Mexico, a growing animal protection movement often promotes harsh criminal punishment for those who abuse animals. But are these… The post Do Strict Criminal Penalties Protect Animals From Abuse? appeared first on SAPIENS.
- Past and Present Approaches to the Management of Red Deerby Marlaina Martin on September 26, 2023 at 10:00 am
An archaeologist weighs the pros and cons driving debates around the rising population of Scotland’s renowned animal and explains what… The post Past and Present Approaches to the Management of Red Deer appeared first on SAPIENS.
- Decoding Diversity and Power at Machu Picchuby Marlaina Martin on September 20, 2023 at 10:00 am
New DNA analysis has revealed surprising diversity among remains from burial sites in Peru. A genetic anthropologist explains what this… The post Decoding Diversity and Power at Machu Picchu appeared first on SAPIENS.
- Inside Mexico City’s Surveillance Stateby Keridwen Cornelius on September 19, 2023 at 10:00 am
An anthropologist investigates how one city’s rapidly expanding video surveillance system is transforming criminal investigation—sometimes in deeply flawed ways. ✽… The post Inside Mexico City’s Surveillance State appeared first on SAPIENS.
- Through Film, Discovering Hope in the Face of Environmental Destructionby Emily Sekine on September 13, 2023 at 10:00 am
In the midst of acute eco-anxiety, can community-based filmmaking help young people imagine a different future? FILMMAKING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE… The post Through Film, Discovering Hope in the Face of Environmental Destruction appeared first on SAPIENS.
- What Ancient Goat Teeth Reveal About Animal Careby Bridget Alex on September 12, 2023 at 10:00 am
Unraveling a mystery around millennia-old goat bones, an archaeologist reflects on the harm people can cause their most cherished animals.… The post What Ancient Goat Teeth Reveal About Animal Care appeared first on SAPIENS.
- The Hidden Ancestry Extracted From an Ancient Pendantby Marlaina Martin on September 7, 2023 at 10:00 am
An anthropologist explains how new forensics tools offer unprecedented answers to questions about who likely held or wore Stone Age… The post The Hidden Ancestry Extracted From an Ancient Pendant appeared first on SAPIENS.
- Archaeological Tropes That Perpetuate Colonialismby Christine Weeber on September 6, 2023 at 10:00 am
Two Indigenous archaeologists from the U.S. Southwest shed light on how “abandonment” and other common archaeological terms continue to cause… The post Archaeological Tropes That Perpetuate Colonialism appeared first on SAPIENS.
- Our Past Is Our Futureby Chip on September 1, 2023 at 6:12 pm
Hosts Ora Marek-Martinez and Yoli Ngandali share the stories of Black and Indigenous people who become archaeologists. From defying the… The post Our Past Is Our Future appeared first on SAPIENS.
- SAPIENS Is Going Viralby Chip on September 1, 2023 at 5:53 pm
In early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic struck humanity. The SAPIENS podcast explores anthropological insights into what this crisis taught humanity… The post SAPIENS Is Going Viral appeared first on SAPIENS.
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