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  • Our Future Planet
    by Guest authors on May 13, 2021 at 7:19 am

    Exhibition adviser Bob Ward reflects on Our Future Planet as the exhibition opens to the public. The post Our Future Planet appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • Flying on Mars
    by Doug Millard on April 19, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    Today, NASA was able to successfully fly a small helicopter on Mars. Space curator Doug Millard explores this historical moment. The post Flying on Mars appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • First Man in Space
    by Doug Millard on April 12, 2021 at 11:18 am

    On the 60th anniversary of one of the greatest milestones in space exploration, Deputy Keeper of Technologies and Engineering Doug Millard looks back at the celebrations that followed cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's historic mission. The post First Man in Space appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • Happy birthday, Mary Jackson
    by Heather Bennett on April 9, 2021 at 4:00 am

    Today marks the 100th birthday of Mary Jackson, NASA’s first black female engineer and one of their ‘Hidden Figures’. The post Happy birthday, Mary Jackson appeared first on Science Museum Blog.

  • Changing the game
    by Lorna Hutchman on April 8, 2021 at 7:19 am

    As part of our Open for All series, Marketing Officer Lorna Hutchman explores the advances in accessibility that are creating a more inclusive gaming industry. The post Changing the game appeared first on Science Museum Blog.


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  • How Museums Can Do More Than Just Repatriate Objects
    by Stephen E. Nash on May 13, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    It is beautiful when museums go beyond returning objects toward “propatriation”—collaborating to commission new objects for display. The post How Museums Can Do More Than Just Repatriate Objects appeared first on SAPIENS.

  • Why We Need a Truth Commission on White Supremacy
    by Alexander Hinton on May 12, 2021 at 11:20 am

    The U.S. should learn from transitional justice initiatives in other countries and implement a formal plan to reckon with the deeply harmful legacies of racism and European colonialism. The post Why We Need a Truth Commission on White Supremacy appeared first on SAPIENS.

  • Reimagining Rock Art in Southern Africa
    by David M. Witelson, David Lewis-Williams, David Pearce, and Sam Challis on May 11, 2021 at 11:45 am

    With the help of key contemporary ethnographic texts about modern San peoples, archaeologists are reconsidering the meaning of cave paintings created by ancient San in a new—and sacred—light. The post Reimagining Rock Art in Southern Africa appeared first on SAPIENS.

  • Anti-Asian Racism’s Deep Roots in the United States
    by Emily Sekine on May 6, 2021 at 11:27 am

    SAPIENS talks with anthropologist Kyeyoung Park about anti-Asian violence and Asian Americans’ fraught sense of belonging in the U.S. The post Anti-Asian Racism’s Deep Roots in the United States appeared first on SAPIENS.

  • An Archaeologist on the Railroad of Death
    by Cyler Conrad on May 5, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    The 1950s Hollywood movie The Bridge on the River Kwai, about a Japanese POW camp during World War II, nearly contained a fascinating side story about a dedicated archaeologist prisoner. Hendrik Robert van Heekeren deserves the spotlight. The post An Archaeologist on the Railroad of Death appeared first on SAPIENS.

  • Kamala Harris’ Refusal of the One-Drop Rule
    by Yolanda Moses on May 4, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    Vice President Harris’ views on her identity are pushing the U.S. public to look beyond entrenched, problematic racial boundaries. The post Kamala Harris’ Refusal of the One-Drop Rule appeared first on SAPIENS.