Spring 2021 Journal Theme: Mysterious, Lost, and Hidden Science

During the 4.6 billion years since its formation, Earth has undergone constant change that has been accompanied by the evolution and extinction of several species and civilizations. Many scientists have dedicated their lives to studying the loss of biodiversity, the hidden secrets of mummies and archeology, or even the lost remedies and scientific knowledge of past civilizations. Hidden science is not just historical or buried beneath the surface of the Earth; in present day science can be hidden in plain sight, as evidenced by the discovery of a new human organ or new medicinal herbs within the medical community. 

You are free to write about any scientific topic of your choosing as long as it relates to the journal theme. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box! Some sample topic ideas may relate to the areas of loss of biodiversity and global warming, archeology, recent discovery of Mayan cities, discovery of stonehenges, anthropology, discovery of sharks in volcanoes, the recently found mummified notosaur, discovery of Homo luzonensis, lost remedies and medicinal herbs, discovery of a new human organ, mysteries of the brain and consciousness, etc….

Writer applications for the Spring 2021 journal can be found here and must be completed by 11:59 PM on January 27th. If you would like reminders for the deadline, feel free to sign up here.

In addition, links are provided below to help you with choosing a topic. If you are unsure as to whether a specific science topic is appropriate to write about, don’t hesitate to email us at younginvestigators@stonybrook.edu

International Science Journals 

Science News: https://www.sciencemag.org/
Nature News: https://www.nature.com/

News Magazines

Scientific American: https://www.scientificamerican.com/
Scientific American Mind: https://www.scientificamerican.com/mind-and-brain/
Popular Science: https://www.popsci.com/
American Scientist: https://www.americanscientist.org/ 
The New York Times Science: https://www.nytimes.com/section/science

Images retrieved from:
1. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Woolly_mammoth_model_Royal_BC_Museum_in_Victoria.jpg#/media/File:Woolly_mammoth_model_Royal_BC_Museum_in_Victoria.jpg
2. https://www.atrandomcomics.com/at-random-comics-home/2019/5/3/excavation-surprise


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