Blue Origin: Teenager to fly into space with Jeff Bezos

Oliver Daemen, 18, will become the youngest person to fly to space with the Blue Origin venture.

July 15, 2021 ~2 min

Facebook often removes evidence of atrocities in countries like Syria and Myanmar – but we can preserve it

Videos taken by ordinary people can help prosecute those who commit atrocities – but this evidence must be stored reliably.

Ali Shahaab, PhD Candidate, Distributed Ledgers / Blockchain Technology, Cardiff Metropolitan University • conversation
July 15, 2021 ~9 min

Study finds physicians are widely effective messengers of Covid-19 information

Results suggest people of all races and political affiliations can be influenced with accurate and clear information conveyed by trusted experts, such as physicians.

J-PAL North America • mit
July 15, 2021 ~6 min

Getting dressed with help from robots

A human-aware motion planning algorithm addresses the safety gap in collaboration between robots and humans.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
July 14, 2021 ~5 min

Study takes step toward finding cause of joint disease

A Harvard study could lead to potential therapeutics for one of the most prominent ailments of the elderly and one of the most prominent musculoskeletal defects in newborns.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
July 14, 2021 ~6 min

‘Dragon Man’ may be a missing link in human evolution

Dragon Man's 140,000-year-old fossilized skull may reveal new clues about the transition between our earlier ancestors and modern humans.

Kat McAlpine-Boston • futurity
July 13, 2021 ~15 min

Virgin Galactic: Richard Branson's long, winding path to space

The BBC tracks the long, winding road to Sir Richard Branson's flight to the edge of space.

July 11, 2021 ~10 min

Scientists hail stunning 'Dragon Man' discovery

Chinese researchers unveil an ancient skull that could belong to a completely new species of human.

June 25, 2021 ~6 min

Homo longi: extinct human species that may replace Neanderthals as our closest relatives found in China

A new analysis of a 'lost' skull rewrites the recent family tree of the human species, showing our closest relatives lived in China.

Anthony Sinclair, Professor of Archaeological Theory and Method, University of Liverpool • conversation
June 25, 2021 ~8 min

Bidder pays $28m for space trip with Amazon's Bezos

The mystery auction winner will be part of the the first human flight by space company Blue Origin.

June 12, 2021 ~2 min