Weekly recaps

Recap / Best of Last Week – Magnetic tunnel surrounding our solar system, swarming legged robots, a new way to treat diabetes

It was a good week for space science as an international team of astronomers used NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite to watch as a white dwarf switched on and off. Also, another team made up of astronomers from ...

Week 43 2021 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week – A way to defend against asteroids, scale of data sharing, half of infected people get long covid

It was a good week for space research, as an international team of astronomers discovered strange radio waves emerging from the direction of the galactic center—its high polarization suggested the light was oscillating ...

Week 42 2021 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week – Double galaxy mystery, turning books into digital art, evidence of a team brain state

It was a good week for space science as an international team of researchers found that an extreme exoplanet was even more exotic than originally thought—WASP-76b was found to be hotter than expected. Also, a "double" galaxy ...

Week 41 2021 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week – Drone sails into a hurricane, robot that can navigate sidewalks, a pill to treat COVID-19

It was a good week for earth science as a team of researchers at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, captured footage from inside of a hurricane using an ocean drone. Called Saildrone, the surfboard-shaped ...

Week 40 2021 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week – Glimmers of human history, new solid-state battery, health benefits of exercise in middle age

An international team using genetic analysis to study human history reported glimmers of human history as they tied a gene to growth factors. A shortened version of a variant known as GHRd3 appeared to have helped people ...

Week 39 2021 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week – Possible detection of dark energy, an augmented limb, a hydrogel for cartilage repair

It was a good week for astrophysics as a team of researchers at the University of Cambridge suggested that some unexplained results from the XENON1T experiment may have been an instance of detection of dark energy. Also, ...

Week 38 2021 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week – Colorized Tasmanian tiger, shape-shifting animals, medications accumulating in the gut

It was a good week for scientists studying extinct creatures, as a team at Composite Films offered a new look at the extinct Tasmanian tiger by colorizing old film footage of the wolf-like thylacine, which was last seen over ...

Week 37 2021 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week – Discovery of hidden brown dwarfs, internet at risk of solar storm and reducing salt saves lives

It was a good week for space science as a team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced that the 1,000th near-Earth asteroid since 1968 had been spotted—such sightings, the team noted, help space scientists learn about ...

Week 36 2021 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week—New agents to fight COVID, Pfizer vaccine safety confirmed, flavonoid-rich foods help blood pressure

It was a good week for the biological sciences as a team at Maxwell Biosciences reported on their work that involved developing new agents that work against viruses that cause such diseases as COVID-19 and herpes. They have ...

Week 35 2021 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week – The Atlas humanoid robot, a nuclear fusion milestone, using AI to find COVID battling drugs

It was another good week for space science as a team of researchers affiliated with institutions across the U.S. cracked a mystery of massive black holes and quasars using supercomputer simulations, determining how gas flows ...

Week 34 2021 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week – Estimating black holes, a personable CyberDog, treating people with cerebral venous thrombosis

It was another good week for space science, as a team with members from multiple institutions in the U.S. and the U.K. found that the size of black holes can be estimated by studying their eating patterns and some of the ...

Week 33 2021 in Other Sciences
Recap / Best of Last Week-Soft robot finger, missing link in blood pressure control found and COVID-19 antibodies last 7 months

It was a good week for Earth science as an international team of researchers found a link between the rise of oxygen on early Earth and changes to the planet's rotational speed—microbial communities at the bottom of a sinkhole ...

Week 32 2021 in Other Sciences