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Explore  with us some of the latest developments in science, including physics, biology, mathematics, chemistry, information, and astronomy.  Imagine what the future holds with today’s discoveries in these and other scientific pursuits.  Along the way we will encounter fascinating people and their ideas that push the boundaries of science and shape the future direction of knowledge.

We feature some of the latest developments in a range of scientific branches, highlighting the human ingenuity and circumstances that lead to discovery and new technologies.   We explain the ideas, the problems that led to the solutions, and the function of the discoveries, in words designed for the general audience so no background in science is required to appreciate the work of the scientists.  The ideas for our stories are drawn from other freely-available publications as well as paid subscriptions, and we welcome contributions and story ideas from volunteer contributors.  Join our science writers Mariana Meneses and Saulo Silvestre as we explore the exciting new developments in science and the showcase the good people who dedicate their life’s work to the advancement of knowledge and the human mission.

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Artificial Intelligence Propels Rapid Changes in Aviation

Artificial intelligence is rapidly transforming many aspects aviation, including maintenance, air traffic management, aircraft design, passenger experience, and security. Will the future of passenger flight be powered by electric engines?

Planetary Defense and Mapping the Solar System’s Time Dimension

Discover how a groundbreaking four-dimensional map of the solar system can revolutionize planetary defense against asteroid impacts, and Journey alongside young scientist Arushi Nath as she uses open data and robotics to explore the depths of space.

The Rising Power of Citizen Science: Enthusiasts Become Agents of Change

Unearthing ancient mysteries, discovering new species, and exploring distant galaxies: citizen scientists are harnessing the power of collaboration and cutting-edge technology to assist in groundbreaking discoveries in many fields, from paleontology to astronomy, making science more accessible and exciting for enthusiasts worldwide.

Latest Science News

  • From Nature to Robots and Vice-Versa? Blurring the Lines Between the Real and the Virtual

    The increasing integration of nature’s mechanisms with robotics is enabling precision control of industrial robots, while raising concerns about biosecurity and ethical implications. With bio-inspired sensing systems, brain-computer interfaces enhancing human capabilities, and biomimicry inspiring new applications, the boundaries between artificial intelligence and cognitive sciences are blurring and raising questions about human outcomes.

  • Shedding New Light on Matter: Synchrotron Radiation and Neutron Beams Probe the Tiniest Pieces of Nature

    New synchrotron radiation and neutron beam technologies in Brazil’s Sirius and the European Spallation Source in Sweden promise unprecedented insights into the fundamental properties of materials. Illuminating hidden parts of nature could lead to groundbreaking discoveries and revolutionize research in many scientific fields.

  • New Insights Reveal Unexpected Patterns in Evolution of Humans and Other Species

    Warning off predators, hiding from them, or launching effective attacks? Scientific observations reveal new pieces of the complex web of survival strategies in nature, challenging conventional paradigms and casting a new light on the history and role of humans in the natural world.

  • Indigenous Knowledge Integrates Science and Nature for Greater Sustainability

    Indigenous perspectives on science and technology reveal a shift to a holistic understanding of our connection with nature, integrating traditional ecological knowledge with modern practices. This approach challenges the idea that humans are superior to nature, advocating for collaboration and empowering community-led research for sustainable solutions to pressing environmental challenges.

  • Getting Hold of the Atom: New Findings Illuminate What Keeps Matter, and Us, Together

    Research on the dynamics within atomic nuclei reveals surprising discrepancies, inviting a reassessment of fundamental principles in nuclear physics. Experiments that excite helium-4 nuclei demonstrate unexpected behavior and hint at unknown features of the strong nuclear force, while breakthroughs in isotope creation and hidden phase transitions shed new light on the properties of matter.

  • Evolution of the Universe: Why Measuring Voids of Nothing Tells Us Something

    A renewed focus on studying cosmic voids, the “nothingness” that occupies an estimated 90% of space, is yielding new information about the evolution of the universe. If the voids are remnants of vibrations from the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago, what might they tell us about the tiniest bit of energy, the quantum, and the fluctuating quantum energy of the vacuum of space?

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