New Scientist Magazine – May 28, 2022
One sculptor and his team of artists take on the epic project of conveying the century-old conflict through a massive bronze installation
PHOTOGRAPHS BY VINCENT TULLO
To residents of Southern California with ties to the Eastern European nations, the conflict feels close to home
PHOTOGRAPHS AND INTERVIEWS BY STELLA KALININA
Conservationists are racing to rescue a delightful coastal animal from rising seas
PHOTOGRAPH BY LAUREN OWENS LAMBERT
TEXT BY MADDIE BENDER
Forget what you know from the cartoon. The 19th-century story, now in a new translation, was a rallying cry for universal education and Italian nationhood
BY PERRI KLASS
PHOTOGRAPHS BY SIMONA GHIZZONI
Even if her husband was a murderer, a woman in a bad marriage once had few options. Unless she fled to South Dakota
BY APRIL WHITE
For more than a century, museum artifacts were acquired in ways we no longer find acceptable. How can we repair the damage?
The world’s largest book repository has expanded far beyond its original scope to include sound recordings and digitized collections
A new exhibition of lesser known works during a pivotal time sheds light on his budding genius
An unpublished memoir reveals how the world’s most famous child actress became a star of the environmental movement
The obscure roots of a centuries-old beverage that’s now a Juneteenth fixture
Forget Dolly the Sheep. The birth of a mouse named Cumulina 25 years ago launched a genetic revolution
The June issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK) is out now. The cover story this month focuses on Scandinavia — Denmark, Norway and Sweden — where nature throws out the rulebook. Shaped by the elements and ruled by the seasons, this is a region not only bound by cultural ties, but by a love for epic outdoor adventures. From oyster safaris on Denmark’s dramatic shoreline and wilderness camping in Norwegian national parks to learning about Sámi culture in Swedish Lapland, these are the ultimate Scandinavian experiences.
The S&P 500 indexrefuses to fall into a bear market—but that doesn’t mean it’s found a bottom just yet.
Not that it wasn’t a painful week. The S&P 500 dropped 3% and has now fallen 18.7% from its Jan. 3 all-time high. A slide of 20%, which it touched Friday before bouncing back, signifies a bear market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 2.9%, its eighth consecutive week of losses, matching its longest losing streak since 1932. The Nasdaq Composite, already in a bear market, slid another 3.8%, and is down 28.2% from…
The Economist Magazine, May 21, 2022 – War is tipping a fragile world towards mass hunger. Fixing that is everyone’s business.
Nature Magazine, May 19, 2022 – At industrial scales, chemical reactions are typically driven by applying continuous heat to the reactants. In this week’s issue, Liangbing Hu and his colleagues show that pulsed heating and quenching can enhance synthetic performance while also saving energy.
The researchers use a programmable electric current to switch between high and low temperatures very quickly — typically 0.02 seconds on, 1.08 seconds off. Rapidly quenching the reaction gives high selectivity, maintains catalyst stability and reduces energy usage. The cover image illustrates the heater in action for the pyrolysis of methane — the model reaction the team tested. Methane molecules travel through the pores of the high-temperature heater and are selectively converted into useful products.