The age of the wonder drug seems to be drawing to a close, bringing to an end modern medicine as we know it.Read More
Did life start in a primordial soup on earth, or with chemicals carried from Mars?Read More
Sshort-term memory may retain around seven items for half a minute, while long-term memories form in a process that may be heightened by emotions.Read More
Hofstadter’s butterfly, a remarkable spectrum of electron energy levels, was first described in 1976 by Douglas HofstadterRead More
From volcanoes on Java, to a supervolcano in Hong Kong, and dormant supervolcanoes today.Read More
Picture an atom, and you may imagine spherical electrons orbiting a nucleus packed with particles: this is the Bohr atom, a simplistic model.Read More
The 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics was for measuring and manipulating quantum systems; while the Chemistry prize was for work on receptors.Read More
Lithium batteries have proven especially attractive as they produce high power relatively to their size.
3D printing is developing rapidly, with applications including rapidly making complex prototypes, and even creating aeroplane parts.Read More
Instead of aiming for a leisurely life after work, Hansen plans to better focus his time on climate science, along with communicating the science and its policy implications.
Beyond producing a pretty music album cover, mapping the brain’s circuitry may lead to significant medical advancesRead More
World’s biggest machine surely discovers the elusive Higgs boson, helping explain mass. Further quests await.Read More