Weekly recaps

Recap / Best of Last Week: A new Rubik's Cube solution, a security flaw in credit cards, dealing with Zoom fatigue

It was a good week for biological science as a team of researchers from Indonesia and Singapore spotted a bird believed to be extinct for 170 years. The black-browed babbler was captured on film on the island of Borneo. Also, ...

Week 09 2021 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week: Perseverance lands on Mars, machine learning in your pocket, and Antarctic animals

This week, NASA made worldwide headlines as its rover Perseverance landed on Mars to look for signs of ancient life—the ninth spacecraft since the 1970s to land successfully on the red planet. Highlighting the magnitude ...

Week 08 2021 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week: Observing the Pauli principle, a human battery and a drug that fights obesity

It was a good week for physics as a team at Heidelberg University's Physics Institute found a way to directly observe the Pauli principle in action. Also, a group led by a team at Delft University of Technology devised a ...

Week 07 2021 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week—Galactic matter found, happy monkeys play Pong, and Pfizer vaccine 90 percent effective after 1 shot

It was a good week for space science as a team from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery and CSIRO, spotted bizarre, never-before-seen activity from one of the strongest magnets in the universe—a ...

Week 06 2021 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week: A puzzling six planet ecosystem, chatting with the deceased and harm from smoking cannabis

It was a good week for space science as a team of researchers studying data from the ESO's VLT and other telescopes discovered a puzzling six-exoplanet system with rhythmic movement that has challenged theories of how planets ...

Week 05 2021 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week: Stupendously large black holes, a squid-inspired robot and smartwatches detecting COVID-19

It was a good week for space science as a trio of researchers from Queen Mary University of London, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and the University of Amsterdam found that black holes could reach "stupendously large" sizes. ...

Week 04 2021 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week: Windows 10X preview, breakthrough in smoking cessation, and new assistive robots at CES

It was a good week for space science as an international team of researchers found that a presumed supernova was actually something much rarer—periodic flaring from a galaxy where a supermassive black hole was emitting ...

Week 03 2021 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week: Yellow rivers, delayed aging, and iPhone shuts off implanted heart device

It was a big week for Earth science as a team of researchers with members from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Colorado State University found that a third of the rivers in the U.S. changed from blue to ...

Week 02 2021 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week: Connecting black holes and dark matter, wooden satellites and drug to treat COVID-19

It was a good week for space science as an international team of researchers working on the eROSITA Final Equatorial Depth Survey, discovered a new supercluster—the newly found structure consisted of eight galaxy clusters ...

Week 01 2021 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week: Planetary conjunction, accelerating vehicle research and COVID-19 infection leads to lasting immunity

It was a good week for space research as Jupiter and Saturn made worldwide headlines as they engaged in a cheek-to-cheek rare celestial dance—scientists and laypeople alike watched as the two planets appeared closer together ...

Week 53 2020 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week – Ample samples collected from asteroid, SARS-CoV-2 enters brain and a migraine breakthrough

It was a good week for space science as a team at Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency announced that they had found ample soil and gas samples collected from the asteroid Ryugu—a capsule dropped from the Hayabusa2 spacecraft ...

Week 52 2020 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week: Patterns in mass extinctions, cause of ice ages, blood vessel damage in children from COVID-19

It was a good week for Earth science as a trio of researchers from Japan, the U.K. and Sweden ran artificial intelligence applications that found surprising patterns in Earth's biological mass extinctions—Jennifer Hoyal ...

Week 51 2020 in Other Sciences