Weekly recaps

Recap / Best of Last Week: 3D printing wood, keyhole mining and why COVID-19 patients test positive months later

It was a good week for human evolutionary and biological sciences as a team of researchers from the U.S. and Spain suggested that most human origin stories are not compatible with known fossils—they also note that there ...

Week 19 2021 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week: Sea levels rising faster, a robot guide dog and inexpensive COVID-19 vaccine

It was a good week for earth science as a team of researchers at Harvard University found evidence suggesting that Antarctic ice sheet melting is likely to lift sea levels higher than previously thought—a new calculation ...

Week 18 2021 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week: Smallest black hole, Albert Einstein's AI voice, killing bedbugs with essential oils

It was a good week for space research as a team led by a group at The Ohio State University, discovered one of the smallest black holes on record and it was also the closest one to Earth found to date—they have named it ...

Week 17 2021 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week: The three-body problem, a way to block Google tracking and a drug to treat obesity

It was a good week for physics, as a team at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Racah Institute of Physics developed a novel theory to addresses a centuries-old physics problem—the "three body problem." Also, a team at ...

Week 16 2021 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week: Muons defy theory, a faster way to train AI, and faster muscle repair

It was a good week for physics, as two teams of researchers working independently reported "tantalizing" results with experiments that defied physics rulebooks—one at Fermilab, in the U.S., the other at the Large Hadron ...

Week 15 2021 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week – X-rays from Uranus, AI that predicts drug properties and cholesterol protein found

It was another good week for space science as an international team of researchers studying data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory discovered X-rays from Uranus for the first time. Also, a team working with the NASA/ESA ...

Week 14 2021 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week: L.A.'s biggest quake threat, more advanced smart clothes and the dangers of eating out

It was a good week for Earth science as a team with members from several institutions on the U.S. West Coast found evidence that suggested L.A.'s biggest quake threat is an overlooked part of the San Andreas Fault—and it ...

Week 13 2021 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week: Audio from Mars, origin of 'Oumuamua and COVID supercarriers

It was another good week for space science as the team of researchers working with NASA's Perseverance rover released audio recordings of the vehicle driving on Mars—the loud clangs and bangs are the sounds of the rover's ...

Week 12 2021 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week: Moon ark, nanomaterial transistors, and an update for the Antikythera Mechanism

It was a good week for space exploration as Perseverance rover's SuperCam science instrument delivered its first results—three audio files recorded by the Mars rover just hours after landing. Also, a team at the University ...

Week 11 2021 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week: A possible real warp drive, an oral treatment for COVID-19 and belly fat resistant to fasting

It was a good week for space science, as a pair of researchers at Applied Physics developed a potential model for a real physical warp drive—their model would allow a spacecraft to travel faster than the speed of light, ...

Week 10 2021 in Other Sciences
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