Johns Hopkins Magazine Summer 2021 cover
SUMMER 2021
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The ocean is a creature unto itself: immense, powerful, romantic, and inspiring, with mysteries left to reveal. In the magazine team’s editorial meetings, oceans-related Hopkins research had come up quite often of late, and it was not long before a tapestry of potential storytelling—from exo-oceans to the state of seafood sales—presented itself. We realized there’s a lot to dive into, and not all of it good news.

Archaeology
Dead letters
Published July 13, 2021
Alphabetic writing may have begun 500 years earlier than believed
Cognitive science
Hand-writing letters shown to be best technique for learning to read
Published July 7, 2021
Hand-writing letters more effectively teaches reading skills compared to typing and watching videos, study finds
Smart tech
Buoys with a brain
Published Summer 2021
APL's Wayne Pavalko creates custom-designed, 3D-printed buoys that monitor our oceans / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Q+A
An optimist's take on dead zones
Published Summer 2021
Ecologist Sarah Preheim discusses dead zones, algae blooms, and working on the Chesapeake Bay / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Space exploration
Otherworldly oceans
Published Summer 2021
Researchers are almost certain a liquid ocean is hidden beneath the surface of one of Jupiter's moons. The Europa Clipper mission will help determine whether it has all the ingredients necessary for life. / Johns Hopkins Magazine

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