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- These cells slow an immune response. Derailing them could help fight tumorsby Esther Landhuis on July 10, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Immune therapies don’t work for a lot of cancer patients. Some researchers are enhancing these treatments with drugs that stymie suppressor cells.
- A COVID-19 vaccine may come soon. Will the blistering pace backfire?by Tina Hesman Saey on July 10, 2020 at 10:00 am
Speed is essential, but not at the expense of safety and efficacy, experts warn. Sacrificing either could damage public trust.
- Boosting a liver protein may mimic the brain benefits of exerciseby Laura Sanders on July 9, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Finding that liver-made proteins influence the brain may advance the quest for an “exercise pill” that can deliver the benefits of physical activity.
- There’s little evidence showing which police reforms workby Sujata Gupta on July 9, 2020 at 12:00 pm
When stories of police violence against civilians capture public attention, reforms follow despite a dearth of hard data quantifying their impact.
- Physicists have ‘braided’ strange quasiparticles called anyonsby Emily Conover on July 9, 2020 at 10:00 am
All known particles fall into two classes. Physicists just found new evidence of a third class in 2-D materials.
- Calculating a dog’s age in human years is harder than you thinkby Bethany Brookshire on July 8, 2020 at 5:14 pm
People generally convert a dog’s age to human years by multiplying its age by seven. But a new study shows the math is way more complex.
- South Americans may have traveled to Polynesia 800 years agoby Bruce Bower on July 8, 2020 at 3:00 pm
DNA analyses suggest that Indigenous people from South America had a role in the early peopling of Polynesia.
- This is the most comprehensive X-ray map of the sky ever madeby Maria Temming on July 8, 2020 at 10:00 am
A new X-ray map of the entire sky, using data from the eROSITA telescope’s first full scan, looks deeper into space than any other of its kind.
- What you need to know about the airborne transmission of COVID-19by Jonathan Lambert on July 7, 2020 at 3:53 pm
More than 200 experts have implored the World Health Organization to acknowledge that the coronavirus can spread through the air.
- This is the first known particle with four of the same kind of quarkby Maria Temming on July 7, 2020 at 2:57 pm
A weird four-quark particle could be a unique testing ground for the strong force that governs how quarks stick together.
Science Museum Blog News and insights from the Science Museum in London.
- Re-framing my vision for 2020by Guest authors on July 5, 2020 at 6:00 am
Dr Jo Gooding, founder and director of Design Research Associates, reflects on how her historical research on National Health Service (NHS) glasses has inspired her current mission to support innovation in disability-related design.
- The First English Female Aerial Travellerby Matthew Howles on June 29, 2020 at 6:29 am
Join Assistant Curator Matthew Howles on a hot air balloon adventure with Mrs Sage, England’s first female aeronaut.
- Mapping the nation: the early years of the Ordnance Surveyby Alexandra Rose on June 21, 2020 at 6:00 am
Alexandra Rose, Curator of Earth Sciences, celebrates the anniversary of the Ordnance Survey.
- Hope in Spaceby Doug Millard on June 5, 2020 at 6:37 am
Space Curator Doug Millard discusses the anticipated launch of the United Arab Emirates's first Mars orbiter.
- Crew Dragon – back to the age of the space capsuleby Doug Millard on May 27, 2020 at 6:01 am
As we celebrate the launch of the Crew Dragon and two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station, Space Curator Doug Millard looks back at the history of the space capsule.
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
The latest issue of Interface Focus brings together a collection of papers focussed on sleep and stress. The topic is...Related StoriesSleep and stress: past and present - EnclosureWorld Parkinson’s Day 2020 – Q&A with Professor Miratul Muqit - Enclosure
- 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 - EnclosureSleep and stress: past and present - EnclosureWorld 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 - EnclosureWorld Parkinson’s Day 2020 – Q&A with Professor Miratul Muqit - EnclosureMultiple 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 - EnclosureWorld Parkinson’s Day 2020 – Q&A with Professor Miratul Muqit - Enclosure
SAPIENS Anthropology / Everything Human
- What Ancient Gender Fluidity Taught Me About Modern Patriarchyby María Fernanda Ugalde on July 9, 2020 at 11:08 am
Nonbinary genders and male hierarchy as expressed in Ecuadorian clay sculptures led one archaeologist to see biases in her modern life with fresh eyes. The post What Ancient Gender Fluidity Taught Me About Modern Patriarchy appeared first on SAPIENS.
- How Rats Are Overturning Decades of Military Normsby Darcie DeAngelo on July 7, 2020 at 7:34 pm
An anthropologist explores how the use of rats to clear ordnance in Cambodia is changing the culture of mine clearance. The post How Rats Are Overturning Decades of Military Norms appeared first on SAPIENS.
- Why the Whiteness of Archaeology Is a Problemby William White and Catherine Draycott on July 7, 2020 at 5:30 pm
Archaeology remains a profession with an overwhelmingly white workforce. Two archaeologists ask why that matters and what can be done about it. The post Why the Whiteness of Archaeology Is a Problem appeared first on SAPIENS.
- The Problem With Abstract Threatsby Daniel Salas on July 2, 2020 at 3:16 pm
In this episode, anthropologists consider what the novel coronavirus reveals about how humans negotiate crises that seem too big to be real. The post The Problem With Abstract Threats appeared first on SAPIENS.
- Haitian Deportees Face an Unconscionable Crisis During the Pandemicby Chelsey Kivland on July 1, 2020 at 12:35 pm
For Haitian nationals who are being deported from the U.S. amid the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustices and health inequities run deep, to tragic effect. The post Haitian Deportees Face an Unconscionable Crisis During the Pandemic appeared first on SAPIENS.
- Hush-Hush, a Pale-Horse Cometh: Mirabilis Manducatby Justin D. Wright on June 30, 2020 at 6:12 pm
An anthropologist traces a lineage of plague, silence, anti-Black racism, white supremacy, and cities. The post Hush-Hush, a Pale-Horse Cometh: <i>Mirabilis Manducat</i> appeared first on SAPIENS.