SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
NOBEL PRIZE IN ECONOMICS: 1969-PRESENT
Economics wasn't on the original list of prizes envisioned by Alfred Nobel. In 1968, Sweden's central bank, Sveriges Riksbank, donated money to the Nobel Foundation to extend a prize to economists.
LISTEN, DON'T LOOK: WHY YOUR EARS CAN TELL MORE THAN YOUR EYES
When it comes to understanding how someone truly feels, it may be best to close your eyes and just listen, a new study shows.
Empathy allows people to identify the emotions, thoughts and feelings of others.
SCIENTISTS CONFIRMED THE THEORY BEHIND THE QUANTUM NETWORKS OF THE FUTURE
Scientists have finally been able to demonstrate and prove the theory of quantum entanglement of many atoms — 16 million, in fact — revealed by a single photon.
BLUEBERRIES BOOST CHILDREN'S BRAINPOWER, STUDY FINDS
Children should eat blueberries before taking exams to benefit from a short-term boost to brain function, new research shows.
NASA PRESS RELEASE SAYS OUR SOLAR SYSTEM HAS A 9TH PLANET
NASA has stated that it's quite likely that our solar system is home to a massive, distant ninth planet. Its existence could shed light on some burning questions about the cosmos.
NASA’S NEW ION THRUSTER BREAKS RECORDS, COULD TAKE HUMANS TO MARS
The X3 thruster designed by the University of Michigan for NASA has broken records in recent tests. There are hopes it could be used to send humans to Mars in the next twenty years.
THE FIRST GENE THERAPY THAT FIXES HEREDITARY BLINDNESS MAY FINALLY GET FDA APPROVAL
A gene therapy treatment called Luxturna has already improved the eyesight of people suffering from a genetic disorder in testing. Today, the US Food and Drug Administration decides whether to approve it for public usage.
RESEARCHERS MAY HAVE FINALLY SOLVED A DECADES OLD PHYSICS MYSTERY
Researchers have finally solved a riddle that has stumped the scientific community for decades — the “proton spin crisis” — thanks to help from the CSCS Piz Daint supercomputer.
THE FUTURE IS HERE: SIX OF TODAY’S MOST ADVANCED, REAL-LIFE CYBORGS
Welcome to your cyborg future.
YOUR BRAIN ON NOSTALGIA: FIRST STUDY SHOWS NEURONS LIGHT UP IN MEANINGFUL PLACES
The poet WH Auden coined the word ‘topophilia’ in 1948 to describe the sense of belonging people experience when returning to an important place from their past.