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- A beaked whale’s nearly four-hour-long dive sets a new recordby Erin Garcia de Jesus on September 23, 2020 at 10:00 pm
The animals may rely on large stores of oxygen, a slow metabolism and the ability to tolerate lactic acid to go for hours without surfacing for air.
- Global warming may lead to practically irreversible Antarctic meltingby Carolyn Gramling on September 23, 2020 at 8:32 pm
Simulations suggest that even if the Paris climate goals are met, melting Antarctica ice will still cause sea levels to rise by more than 2 meters.
- A mother mouse’s gut microbes help wire her pup’s brainby Carolyn Wilke on September 23, 2020 at 4:53 pm
The pups of mice lacking gut microbes, and the compounds they make, have altered nerve cells in part of the brain and a lowered sensitivity to touch.
- EHT data show turbulence makes the glowing ring around M87’s black hole wobbleby Maria Temming on September 23, 2020 at 2:15 pm
Event Horizon Telescope data spanning nearly a decade reveal that the appearance of the supermassive black hole inside galaxy M87 changes over time.
- Early immune responses may be why younger people get less sick from COVID-19by Erin Garcia de Jesus on September 23, 2020 at 10:00 am
Age-related differences in coronavirus immune defenses hint that a boost in early immune responses from drugs or a vaccine could help protect people.
- Antibodies made in the lab show some promise for treating COVID-19by Erin Garcia de Jesus on September 22, 2020 at 7:40 pm
Preliminary results from two companies hint that the proteins can help COVID-19 patients from needing hospitalization or ventilation.
- Stellar winds hint at how planetary nebulae get their stunning shapesby Curtis Segarra on September 22, 2020 at 10:00 am
Observations of red giant stars reveal that planets or even other stars may influence the shape of a nebula’s cloud of dust and gas.
- Rosetta data reveal an invisible ultraviolet aurora around comet 67Pby Maria Temming on September 21, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Solar wind electrons smash water molecules in the comet’s coma to make the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko’s version of the northern lights.
- A tiny crustacean fossil contains roughly 100-million-year-old giant spermby Curtis Segarra on September 21, 2020 at 10:00 am
Giant sperm preserved in an ancient ostracod may be the oldest known sperm fossil, showing that giant sperm have existed at least 100 million years.
- Cheap, innovative venom treatments could save tens of thousands of snakebite victimsby Christie Wilcox on September 19, 2020 at 10:00 am
Momentum is building to finally tackle a neglected health problem that strikes poor, rural communities.
Science Museum Blog News and insights from the Science Museum in London.
- Dorothy Vaughan: NASA’s overlooked starby Lorna Hutchman on September 20, 2020 at 5:00 am
When we think of NASA Scientists today, we visualise a diverse and inclusive workforce, but this was not always the case. The unsung heroes of early NASA were often those who not only broke gender, but racial stereotypes too.
- The Curious Tourby Science Museum on September 16, 2020 at 3:28 pm
Ignite your curiosity by following this route to discover objects and stories both familiar and unexpected.
- The Big Tourby Science Museum on September 11, 2020 at 11:53 am
Follow this route to discover some of the biggest objects, ideas and stories in the Science Museum.
- The Exchangeby Science Museum on September 11, 2020 at 10:36 am
Explore our relationship with the telephone through new artworks inspired by our collection and created during lockdown.
- Top 5 unexpected pieces of art to see at the Science Museumby Lorna Hutchman on August 13, 2020 at 11:52 am
From intriguing artworks to thought-provoking objects, explore the intertwined relationship between art and science in our unexpected art trail and experience the Science Museum through a creative lens.
Publishing blog Updates for the scientific journal publishing community
- Sleep and stress: past and presentby Jessica Miller on April 17, 2020 at 8:00 am
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- World Parkinson’s Day 2020 – Q&A with Professor Miratul Muqitby Miratul Muqit on April 11, 2020 at 8:00 am
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disease affecting movement and coordination due to the specific loss of dopaminergic neurons in...
- Why do viruses jump from animals to humans? Clues to the COVID-19 pandemicby Christine K. Johnson on April 8, 2020 at 8:00 am
In these troubling times where the global Covid-19 pandemic rages on, Proceedings B has published a timely study that investigated...Related StoriesWhy do viruses jump from animals to humans? Clues to the COVID-19 pandemic - Enclosure Sleep and stress: past and present - Enclosure World Parkinson’s Day 2020 – Q&A with Professor Miratul Muqit - Enclosure
- Multiple medical pioneers, three Chemistry Nobel Laureates, and one Royal Society President – Volume 68 of Biographical Memoirsby Callum Shoosmith on April 1, 2020 at 3:00 pm
The latest Volume of Biographical Memoirs is now available, and as always, consists of a range of inspiring achievements and...Related StoriesSleep and stress: past and present - Enclosure World Parkinson’s Day 2020 – Q&A with Professor Miratul Muqit - Enclosure Multiple medical pioneers, three Chemistry Nobel Laureates, and one Royal Society President – Volume 68 of Biographical Memoirs - Enclosure
- Open Biology welcomes new Editors to the boardby Buchi Okereafor on March 31, 2020 at 1:19 pm
We are pleased to welcome four new Subject Editors to the Open Biology editorial board. Subject Editors are responsible for...Related StoriesOpen Biology welcomes new Editors to the board - Enclosure World Parkinson’s Day 2020 – Q&A with Professor Miratul Muqit - Enclosure
SAPIENS Anthropology / Everything Human
- How the Zapotec Are Fighting COVID-19by Jeffrey H. Cohen on September 22, 2020 at 11:08 am
As the pandemic sweeps across Mexico, some Indigenous communities recognize that their traditional principles and practices can offer protection from the virus. The post How the Zapotec Are Fighting COVID-19 appeared first on SAPIENS.
- How COVID-19 Is Changing People’s Relationships With Houseplantsby Gideon Lasco on September 17, 2020 at 11:47 am
An anthropologist digs into what the current “botanic boom” reveals about people’s interactions with nature and with one another. The post How COVID-19 Is Changing People’s Relationships With Houseplants appeared first on SAPIENS.
- Waterloo-Redfern and the Racism Rooted in Citiesby Mayane Dore on September 15, 2020 at 11:58 am
Protestors toppling statues spur an anthropologist to look at the underlying urban politics that reproduce colonial and racist systems in Australia’s Waterloo-Redfern housing plans. The post Waterloo-Redfern and the Racism Rooted in Cities appeared first on SAPIENS.
- Tapping Into Ancient Soundscapesby Joshua Kumbani on September 10, 2020 at 11:50 am
An archaeologist shares the results of new research on musical instruments in Southern Africa. The post Tapping Into Ancient Soundscapes appeared first on SAPIENS.
- Wildfire Archaeology and the Burning American Westby Stephen E. Nash on September 9, 2020 at 11:03 am
Archaeologists in New Mexico are pioneering surprising research methods—involving tree rings, pottery, and blasts of light—to explain why wildfire suppression doesn’t work. The post Wildfire Archaeology and the Burning American West appeared first on SAPIENS.
- What’s Behind Humanity’s Love-Hate Relationship With Exercise?by Marina Krakovsky on September 3, 2020 at 8:37 pm
Evolutionary history can help resolve the question of why so many people desire a physical break even when their bodies need movement. The post What’s Behind Humanity’s Love-Hate Relationship With Exercise? appeared first on SAPIENS.