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- How Mars rovers have evolved in 25 years of exploring the Red Planetby Alexandra Witze on August 5, 2022 at 4:24 pm
Over 25 years, remotely controlled rovers have uncovered Mars’ watery history and continue to search for evidence that life once existed there.
- The Windchime experiment could use gravity to hunt for dark matter ‘wind’by James R. Riordon on August 4, 2022 at 4:27 pm
Though decades away, the project hopes to use an array of ultrasensitive sensors as a “wind chime,” jostled by dark matter blowing past Earth.
- Scientists turned dead spiders into robotsby Asa Stahl on August 4, 2022 at 11:00 am
In a new field dubbed “necrobotics,” researchers used a syringe and some superglue to control the dead bodies of wolf spiders.
- A shot of immune proteins may protect against malaria for monthsby Aimee Cunningham on August 3, 2022 at 9:09 pm
A monoclonal antibody for malaria passed an early hurdle and now will be tested in children in Africa, who are most at risk of dying from the disease.
- A new James Webb telescope image reveals a galactic collision’s aftermathby Lisa Grossman on August 3, 2022 at 5:20 pm
Bright and dusty spokes of star formation connect the Cartwheel Galaxy’s inner and outer rings in a new image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope.
- An hour after pigs’ deaths, an artificial system restored cellular lifeby Laura Sanders on August 3, 2022 at 3:00 pm
Sensors, pumps and artificial fluid staved off tissue damage in pigs after cardiac arrest. The system may one day preserve organs for transplantation.
- Spinal stimulation gives some people with paralysis more freedomby Laura Sanders on August 3, 2022 at 11:00 am
Methods that stimulate the spine with electrodes promise to improve the lives of people with spinal cord injuries, in ways that go well beyond walking.
- How slow and steady lionfish win the race against fast preyby Jake Buehler on August 2, 2022 at 11:01 pm
Lionfish overcome speedy prey with persistent pursuit, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. Other slow predatory fish may use the technique too.
- Two black holes merged despite being born far apart in spaceby James R. Riordon on August 2, 2022 at 11:00 am
A closer look at gravitational wave data reveals 10 overlooked mergers, including one between black holes that probably found each other late in life.
- Friendships with rich people may help lift children out of povertyby Sujata Gupta on August 1, 2022 at 8:02 pm
For poor children, forming connections to richer peers is linked to greater earnings later in life, researchers say.
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- Happy Birthday Henrietta Lacksby Harriet Jackson on August 1, 2022 at 12:58 pm
1 August 2022 marks 102 years since Henrietta Lacks was born. Assistant Curator Harriet Jackson takes a closer look at her profound impact on modern medicine and reflects on the importance of informed consent and who benefits from scientific research. The post Happy Birthday Henrietta Lacks appeared first on Science Museum Blog.
- The Science of Wormholesby Roger Highfield on July 27, 2022 at 7:00 am
To mark the 25th anniversary of Stargate SG-1, Science Director Roger Highfield talks to physicist Alexey Milekhin and Stargate advisor, Mika McKinnon. The post The Science of Wormholes appeared first on Science Museum Blog.
- Create the Trophy Competitionby Guest authors on July 22, 2022 at 2:15 pm
Architect, artist & multi-disciplinary creative Rebeca Ramos reflects on the Create the Trophy competition for The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering and how it is inspiring the next generation of creative innovators. The post Create the Trophy Competition appeared first on Science Museum Blog.
- Honouring Kadambini Gangulyby Guest authors on July 18, 2022 at 7:45 am
18 July 2022 marks the 161st birthday of Kadambini Ganguly, one of India’s first two female university graduates and the first Indian woman to practice Western Medicine. In this blog, Assistant Curator Laura Büllesbach explores her remarkable life, the barriers she broke, and the doors she opened for others. The post Honouring Kadambini Ganguly appeared first on Science Museum Blog.
- Arthur Clarke Award Shortlist Announcedby Guest authors on July 8, 2022 at 10:56 am
Ahead of the opening of Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination, discover the brilliant science fiction books shortlist for the Arthur Clarke Award. The post Arthur Clarke Award Shortlist Announced appeared first on Science Museum Blog.
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- What the Anthropology of Smell Reveals About Humanityby Sarah Ives on June 30, 2022 at 10:00 am
As millions of people have lost their sense of smell to COVID-19, anthropologists are investigating the surprising significance of this underrated sense. The post What the Anthropology of Smell Reveals About Humanity appeared first on SAPIENS.
- Looking Into the World of Frog Giggingby Saish Solankar on June 29, 2022 at 10:00 am
Hunting rituals have long been a focus of anthropological analysis. An ethnographer explores how hunting frogs for meat using gigs, or multipronged spears, is a beloved family tradition in some parts of the U.S. (Content warning: The images and text include graphic descriptions of hunting and butchering animals.) The post Looking Into the World of Frog Gigging appeared first on SAPIENS.
- Difficult Truths: Confronting Irish Industrial Schoolsby Fiona Murphy on June 28, 2022 at 10:00 am
An anthropologist delves into the archives to uncover her family’s early 20th-century experiences with Catholic-run Irish industrial schools—institutions later revealed to be rife with child abuse. The post Difficult Truths: Confronting Irish Industrial Schools appeared first on SAPIENS.
- What Ancient Stone “Swiss Army Knives” Meanby Amy Mosig Way on June 23, 2022 at 10:42 pm
An archaeologist explains new evidence from stone tools that shows strong and wide social connections among our ancestors who lived 65,000 years ago in Southern Africa. The post What Ancient Stone “Swiss Army Knives” Mean appeared first on SAPIENS.
- What Klingon and Other Constructed Languages Revealby Bob Holmes on June 22, 2022 at 10:00 am
Meet Christine Schreyer, a linguistic anthropologist who created the Kryptonian language for a Superman movie and researches the people who invent new tongues and seek to sustain ancient ones. The post What Klingon and Other Constructed Languages Reveal appeared first on SAPIENS.
- Stop Projecting Nationalism Onto Stonehengeby Gordon Barclay and Kenny Brophy on June 20, 2022 at 10:00 am
Two archaeologists respond to the portraits of Queen Elizabeth II beamed onto Stonehenge—the latest attempt to appropriate the monument for nationalist messages. The post Stop Projecting Nationalism Onto Stonehenge appeared first on SAPIENS.
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