Is it true that half of disaster relief is motivated politically rather than by need?
A two-dimensional material made entirely of carbon called graphene won the Nobel Prize in 2010. Graphyne might be even better.
"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
Asymmetric organocatalysis is an environmentally friendly way of accelerating chemical reactions and creating specific types of molecules.
Without Benjamin List and David MacMillan, chemists would still be using metals and enzymes to catalyze chemical reactions.
Anti-human business practices deteriorate their charges, and there’s perhaps no greater warning of this end result than the life of Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel. Nobel invented dynamite in 1867 with […]
Both journalists have put themselves in danger to shed light on corruption and abuses of power in their home countries.
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.
Are you in love? Trust your mother over your brain.
It's not for climate science and condensed matter physics. It's for advancing our understanding beyond spherical cows.
Three cutting-edge techniques – the gene-editing tool CRISPR, fluorescent proteins and optogenetics – were all inspired by nature.
Of all the injustices in Nobel Prize history, her 1957 Nobel snub is the most egregious. One of the biggest scientific revolutions of the 20th century was the discovery of […]
Now they're pointing the way to future battery technologies.
You've heard of Stephen Hawking. Ever heard of Renata Kallosh? Didn't think so.
NASA will use energy from Earth's gravity to launch the Lucy spacecraft in October of this year.
Historically, periods of mass flourishing are underpinned by technological revolutions. Currently, we are undergoing a technological revolution unlike anything the world has ever seen.
How Nobel Prize winner physicist Lev Landau ranked the best physics minds of his generation.
Congratulations to Penrose, Ghez and Genzel, and to black hole enthusiasts everywhere. On October 6, 2020, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded towards research in black holes. 50% of […]
A century ago, electric cars were common. The fact that they were almost entirely replaced due to the internal combustion engine is a testament to the glacial pace of battery breakthroughs.
Astronomers possibly solve the mystery of how the enormous Oort cloud, with over 100 billion comet-like objects, was formed.
The prize went to three researchers who revolutionized the social sciences by taking advantage of natural experiments.
The stars stood no chance against the more-massive black holes.
At very high and very low temperatures, matter takes on properties that open up an entire Universe of remarkable new possibilities.
A small percentage of people who consume psychedelics experience strange lingering effects, sometimes years after they took the drug.