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  • Remembering Peter Higgs
    by Roger Highfield on April 10, 2024 at 10:22 am

    Roger Highfield, Science Director, pays tribute to the Nobelist and Science Museum Group Fellow, Peter Higgs. The post Remembering Peter Higgs appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • Want a chance to name an asteroid?
    by Abbie MacKinnon on April 9, 2024 at 1:16 pm

    As members of the public get a chance to name an asteroid, Curator Abbie MacKinnon explores how these celestial bodies get their names. The post Want a chance to name an asteroid? appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • Meet an Employee workshops on Technicians: The David Sainsbury Gallery
    by Science Museum on March 28, 2024 at 4:35 pm

    Recently the Science Museum celebrated its one millionth visitor to Technicians: The David Sainsbury Gallery. The student was part of class from a London school, who was taking part in one of the gallery’s free Meet an Employee workshops. The post Meet an Employee workshops on Technicians: The David Sainsbury Gallery appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • The Energy Revolution we need to see
    by Tim Laurence on March 28, 2024 at 3:29 pm

    This week the Science Museum opened a stunning new gallery exploring what is probably the most important question of our age: how can the world limit dangerous climate change by transitioning away from fossil fuels in meeting global energy needs? Fossil fuels still meet around 80% of the world’s energy needs. That is why the rapid but carefully managed shift to a low-carbon economy based largely on renewable energy can fairly be described as an Energy Revolution. It’s how our The post The Energy Revolution we need to see appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • Remembering NASA astronaut General Thomas P. Stafford
    by Abbie MacKinnon on March 27, 2024 at 11:00 am

    On 18 March 2024, NASA astronaut General Thomas P. Stafford passed away at the age of 93. Stafford was the commander of the Apollo 10 mission which launched on 18 May 1969. The post Remembering NASA astronaut General Thomas P. Stafford appeared first on Science Museum Blog.


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  • What a Community’s Mourning of an Owl Can Tell Us
    by Marlaina Martin on April 17, 2024 at 10:00 am

    The outpouring of grief over New York’s Flaco the owl, who died recently, reveals how much attitudes toward these creatures… The post What a Community’s Mourning of an Owl Can Tell Us appeared first on SAPIENS.

  • Why I Talked to Pseudoarchaeologist Graham Hancock on Joe Rogan
    by Bridget Alex on April 16, 2024 at 5:06 pm

    An archaeologist explains his motivations and strategies for appearing on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast with a purveyor of misinformation… The post Why I Talked to Pseudoarchaeologist Graham Hancock on Joe Rogan appeared first on SAPIENS.

  • Conflicting Times on the Camino de Santiago
    by Emily Sekine on April 10, 2024 at 10:00 am

    As increasing numbers of pilgrims walk the Camino, a European network of historic pilgrimage routes, those who journey to “slow… The post Conflicting Times on the Camino de Santiago appeared first on SAPIENS.

  • Spotlighting War’s Cultural Destruction in Ukraine
    by Marlaina Martin on April 9, 2024 at 10:00 am

    An archaeologist, anthropologist, and film expert examine the staggering amount of damage to cultural heritage caused by Russia’s war on… The post Spotlighting War’s Cultural Destruction in Ukraine appeared first on SAPIENS.

  • Learning From Snapshots of Lost Fossils
    by Bridget Alex on April 3, 2024 at 10:00 am

    Not all fossil discoveries happen in the field. In museum archives, researchers found photos of remains from Paleolithic children who… The post Learning From Snapshots of Lost Fossils appeared first on SAPIENS.

  • How Accurate Is the Stone Age Thriller Out of Darkness?
    by Marlaina Martin on April 2, 2024 at 10:00 am

    An archaeologist with expertise in human origins assesses the accuracy of a 2022 film about Homo sapiens who encounter Neanderthals.… The post How Accurate Is the Stone Age Thriller <em>Out of Darkness</em>? appeared first on SAPIENS.

  • The Responsibility of Witnesses to Genocide
    by Christine Weeber on March 28, 2024 at 6:29 pm

    Palestinian narratives of their own dispossession are routinely dismissed—making witnessing Israel’s ongoing onslaught on Palestine that reignited in 2023 an… The post The Responsibility of Witnesses to Genocide appeared first on SAPIENS.

  • How Israeli Prisons Terrorize Palestinians—Inside and Outside Their Walls
    by Bridget Alex on March 26, 2024 at 10:00 am

    An anthropologist in the West Bank explains how Israel’s prison regime dehumanizes Palestinians, who nevertheless dream of freedom and resist… The post How Israeli Prisons Terrorize Palestinians—Inside and Outside Their Walls appeared first on SAPIENS.

  • Bila Mwili
    by Chip on March 25, 2024 at 10:00 am

    A poet-historian in Tanzania remembers those who have passed but who are still nearby. “Bila Mwili” is part of the… The post Bila Mwili appeared first on SAPIENS.

  • The Viral Atrocities Posted by Israeli Soldiers
    by Bridget Alex on March 20, 2024 at 10:00 am

    Tracing 75 years of Israeli war photography, an anthropologist explains how images that reframe disproportionate violence as proof of victory… The post The Viral Atrocities Posted by Israeli Soldiers appeared first on SAPIENS.


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