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- Coronavirus shutdowns don’t need to be all or nothingby Jonathan Lambert on November 25, 2020 at 6:33 pm
Governments are implementing more targeted restrictions like limiting restaurant capacity to slow a fall surge. Research suggests they could work.
- The FDA has approved the first drug to treat the rapid-aging disease progeriaby Carolyn Wilke on November 25, 2020 at 11:00 am
Children with a rare genetic disorder called progeria age quickly and often die before they are 15. A newly approved drug may give them more time.
- Mineral body armor helps some leaf-cutting ants win fights with bigger kinby Christie Wilcox on November 24, 2020 at 4:00 pm
Researchers have found that at least one species of leaf-cutting ant has a tough layer of calcite on its exoskeleton.
- A face mask may turn up a male wrinkle-faced bat’s sex appealby Susan Milius on November 24, 2020 at 1:00 pm
The first-ever scientific observations of a wrinkle-faced bat’s courtship shows that, when flirting, the males raise their white furry face coverings.
- Immunity to COVID-19 may persist six months or moreby Erin Garcia de Jesus on November 24, 2020 at 11:00 am
Even after recovery, the body continues to improve its antibody response to the coronavirus — perhaps thanks to viral bits hiding in the intestine.
- Oxford and AstraZeneca say their COVID-19 vaccine works tooby Tina Hesman Saey on November 23, 2020 at 5:41 pm
A third major vaccine, which may be easier to distribute than others, appears to prevent disease and maybe transmission of the coronavirus.
- Lonely brains crave people like hungry brains crave foodby Bethany Brookshire on November 23, 2020 at 4:00 pm
After hours of isolation, dopamine-producing cells in the brain fire up in response to pictures of humans, showing our social side runs deep.
- Newton’s groundbreaking Principia may have been more popular than previously thoughtby Emily Conover on November 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm
A search has uncovered over 300 copies of Isaac Newton’s famous 17th century book, the Principia, revealing a broader readership than assumed.
- The biblical warrior Goliath may not have been so giant after allby Bruce Bower on November 23, 2020 at 11:00 am
Archaeological finds suggest the width of the walls of Goliath’s home city were used to metaphorically represent the Old Testament figure’s height.
- Here’s why COVID-19 vaccines like Pfizer’s need to be kept so coldby Tina Hesman Saey on November 20, 2020 at 10:59 pm
Both Pfizer and Moderna built their vaccines on RNA. Freezing them keeps their fragile components from breaking down.
Science Museum Blog News and insights from the Science Museum in London.
- How to reach the moon in 7 stepsby 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 storyby 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 inspirationby 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 homeby 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.
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 - Enclosure World 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 - 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
- The Power of Imagesby 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 Communitiesby 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 Pandemicby 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 Foodby 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 Diesby 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.