Though we spend almost a third of our lives asleep, sleep science did not really begin till 1953, the same year the structure of DNA was discovered.
While last year’s Nobel Prize in Physics was for an esoteric advance in knowledge — theoretical work on sub-atomic particles, notably predicting the existence of the Higgs boson – the prize awarded during this past week was for a far more practical…
Worldwide, there are many developments in robotics, several of which are weirder and wackier than a talking version of a dead novelist and a robot board member. In May this year, Hong Kong became the base of Hanson Robotics, a…
A field called epigenetics concerns ways the DNA code is actually expressed and implemented.
Thorium, which just might prove key to a new generation of nuclear reactors.
It is only unforeseen events like the industrial revolution and the “green revolution” that helped feed many more people and stave off catastrophe.
Even with science reports, it’s worth remembering the adage: If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
While we can thrive on a variety of diets, it also makes it very tough or even impossible to recommend an ideal human diet.
We humans seem smart yet have a great fondness for irrational codswallop.
Earth’s neighbours are far more than simply gas giants and rocky worlds
In this season to be jolly, even normally serious scientists may loosen up a little, perhaps publishing frivolous research, and looking on the brighter side of life.