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  • How to reach the moon in 7 steps
    by Heather Bennett on November 23, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    Assistant Curator Heather Bennett gives us an introduction to one of the latest additions to the Space Technology collection. The post How to reach the moon in 7 steps appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • Science Museum Christmas Gift Guide 
    by Science Museum on November 17, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    From galaxy to grotto, ecology to elves, molecules to mistletoe, our online shop is packed full of out-of-this-world gifts to help spread Christmas cheer. The post Science Museum Christmas Gift Guide  appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • A flushing story
    by Kerry Grist on October 28, 2020 at 8:27 am

    Flushing toilets are a staple of our modern lives, but what we now take for granted is still a relatively new technological innovation. Assistant Curator Kerry Grist explores their fascinating history. The post A flushing story appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • When cancer is an inspiration
    by Roger Highfield on October 22, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    Roger Highfield, Science Director, helped judge the annual Max Perutz Science Writing Award, which this year was dominated by entries about cancer The post When cancer is an inspiration appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • Habitation in a new home
    by Guest authors on October 20, 2020 at 7:00 am

    Today we installed a sculpture called Habitation in the museum. Jack Monaghan explains more in this blog post. The post Habitation in a new home appeared first on Science Museum Blog.


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SAPIENS Anthropology / Everything Human

  • The Power of Images
    by Eshe Lewis on November 25, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    Selecting art for the magazine often raises sticky anthropological questions about ethics, representation, and storytelling. The post The Power of Images appeared first on SAPIENS.

  • “For the Welfare of the Whole People”: Heritage Stewardship in Indigenous and Black Communities
    by Chip Colwell on November 24, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    This webinar panel explores how Indigenous and Black activists, scholars, and community organizers serve as leaders in the preservation of their own heritage. The post “For the Welfare of the Whole People”: Heritage Stewardship in Indigenous and Black Communities appeared first on SAPIENS.

  • Did Processed Foods Make Us Human?
    by Keridwen Cornelius on November 24, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    Experimental archaeologist Bill Schindler’s globe-trotting research has led him to champion a diet based on humanity’s long history of inventive food preparation techniques, from nose-to-tail butchery to sourdough bread. The post Did Processed Foods Make Us Human? appeared first on SAPIENS.

  • Moments of Resilience Amid a Pandemic
    by Chip Colwell on November 23, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    SAPIENS podcast host Chip Colwell discusses resilience among African American communities with Melanie Adams, of the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum. The post Moments of Resilience Amid a Pandemic appeared first on SAPIENS.

  • The Evolution of Comfort Food
    by Anna Goldfield on November 23, 2020 at 6:22 pm

    An archaeologist considers the history and biology of what defines a taste of home. The post The Evolution of Comfort Food appeared first on SAPIENS.

  • What’s Left Unsaid When a Language Dies
    by Sophie Chao on November 19, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    Deep in Papua New Guinea, the speakers of Tayap have stopped using their native tongue. In A Death in the Rainforest, an anthropologist recounts his journey over three decades to find out why. The post What’s Left Unsaid When a Language Dies appeared first on SAPIENS.