Without Benjamin List and David MacMillan, chemists would still be using metals and enzymes to catalyze chemical reactions.
David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian were awarded the highest honor in medicine for their research into how human bodies make sense of and respond to the outside world.
Asymmetric organocatalysis is an environmentally friendly way of accelerating chemical reactions and creating specific types of molecules.
The prize went to three researchers who revolutionized the social sciences by taking advantage of natural experiments.
Roger Penrose used mathematics to show black holes actually exist. Andrea Ghez and Reinhard Genzel helped uncover what lies at the center of our galaxy.
Can a shared language promote peace? Some people think so.
To study the origin of the Universe, we could build a constellation of six expensive spacecraft — or we could just use the Moon.
We've been somewhat lucky in the past...
It started with a 22-year-old woman, named in papers only as Mrs McK.
To understand ourselves and our place in the universe, "we should have humility but also self-respect," Frank Wilczek writes in a new book.
The very concept of a "problem with no solution" goes against human nature. But we must accept this harsh reality to have peace in our lives.
Cross-disciplinary cooperation is needed to save civilization.
A small percentage of people who consume psychedelics experience strange lingering effects, sometimes years after they took the drug.
Sometimes, new combinations of preexisting things revolutionize life.
"Politics is weird. It’s the only business in the world in which you take a really, really important position, and you give it to someone with no qualifications." —Tony Blair
Historically, periods of mass flourishing are underpinned by technological revolutions. Currently, we are undergoing a technological revolution unlike anything the world has ever seen.
Physicists propose using time crystals to bring about a quantum computing revolution.
Nikolaas Tinbergen's concept of "supernormal stimulus" explains why humans are attracted to a heightened version of reality.
75 years after Erwin Schrödinger's prescient description of something like DNA, we still don't know the "laws of life."
Forget about the terawatt lasers we're making on Earth. This natural one is thousands of times more powerful than the Sun.
By delving into the mysteries of the Universe, colliders have entered the Zeitgeist and tapped the wonders and fears of our age.