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This is the backstory to the biggest scientific discovery of 2017. It began, as most things do these days, with a notification on phones and…... [Read More]
This is the backstory to the biggest scientific discovery of 2017. It began, as most things do these days, with a notification on phones and... [Read More]
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Everyone has seen the periodic table. The colorful list of all the elements in the universe, found in the back of chemistry textbooks and on... [Read More]
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There's a colorless, odorless, and largely benign gas that humanity just can't get enough of. We produce 40 trillion kg of carbon dioxide each year,... [Read More]
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Each year the MacArthur Foundation selects some two dozen US citizens or residents for their "exceptional creativity" and "prospect for still more in the future."…... [Read More]
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Winter is coming, and Delhi is preparing for another season with lung-choking smog. Some eight residents of India's capital are thought to die each day... [Read More]
The US is suffering one of the most destructive fire seasons in recent history. The predicted cost of the damage already crossed $2 billion—making it... [Read More]
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The 2017 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel was awarded to Richard Thaler "for his contributions to behavioral economics." The…... [Read More]
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The last Nobel Prize of 2017, in economics sciences, was awarded to Richard Thaler "for contributions to behavioral economics." All six prizes given to individuals…... [Read More]
Even if you're not a scientist or literary critic, you likely couldn't help but notice that this week was Nobel Prize week (the last prize,…... [Read More]
There are two versions of the Sputnik story. The one you likely know is that the US was caught by surprise when it found the…... [Read More]
There are two versions of the Sputnik story. The one you likely know is that the US was caught by surprise when it found the Soviets... [Read More]
Jeffrey Hall, a retired professor at Brandeis University, shared the 2017 Nobel Prize in medicine for discoveries elucidating how our internal body clock works. He…... [Read More]
Today is the 60th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik, the first human-created object to be successfully placed in an orbit around the Earth. Since... [Read More]
Biology is in the midst of a revolution, and the 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry has been awarded to the researchers who are at the…... [Read More]
Norway's wealth was built on mostly pumping fossil fuels out of the ground. https://www.theatlas.com/charts/H1gCaHA5W Much of the growth of Norway's wealth was driven by fossil... [Read More]
Norway's wealth was built on mostly pumping fossil fuels out of the ground. In fact, one of Norway's sovereign wealth funds is also known as…... [Read More]
The 2017 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded today to Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish, and Kip Thorne. Their work helped prove Albert Einstein right—yet again.…... [Read More]
How could you tell if there's an energy transition underway? Just ask Dong Energy. The fossil-fuel company is abandoning all fossil fuels and changing its…... [Read More]
Jeffrey Hall, a retired professor at Brandeis University, shared the 2017 Nobel Prize in medicine for discoveries elucidating how our internal body clock works. He was... [Read More]
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