How Brian May Genetically Recombined Rock Music with Astrophysics in 1975

By Julia Simpson Setting the scene for November 21st, 1975: The Vietnam War had ended in April1 and the success of the US-Soviet Apollo-Soyuz mission in July offered hope of geopolitical stability2. NASA’s Venera 9 mission departed Earth for Venus in June, and in October, it beamed back the first-ever images of another planet’s surface3. … Continue reading How Brian May Genetically Recombined Rock Music with Astrophysics in 1975

A Brief History of Anatomy as Told Through Art

By Elizabeth Lesko The history of medical science is long and strenuous, full of great leaps followed by dark ages, brilliant minds tempered by the mores of their time. While we would all like to believe that we live in an enlightened time, full of people who trust the best practices of medical professionals, the … Continue reading A Brief History of Anatomy as Told Through Art

Lessons from Plagues Past

By Elizabeth Lesko There’s nothing quite like a global pandemic to pique the public’s interest in medical science. COVID-19 has been a prime example, with individuals around the globe demanding immediate answers to a complicated problem and wondering why scientists don’t seem to have this whole “communicable diseases” concept figured out. The modern media cycle … Continue reading Lessons from Plagues Past