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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

  • Evolving Time: Can We Extend Our Lifespan, and the Earth’s Life Too?

    Could advances in science and technology extend the human lifespan? As researchers have identified a gene for longevity and have transferred it from a rat to a mouse, we stand at the precipice of redefining our existence. The possibility of extending human life underscores the urgent need to confront climate change and safeguard Earth’s ecosystems that sustain life, and we report on some promising advances.

  • The Big Ring: Is the Newly Found Cosmic Megastructure the End for the Cosmological Principle?

    The discovery of a colossal ring-shaped structure in space, known as the Big Ring, challenges the cosmological principle, a foundational concept in astrophysics. This finding reinforces questions about the completeness of current cosmological models and hints at the need for a potential overhaul of our understanding of the evolution of the universe.

  • How Many Languages Are There? Scientists Shed Light on What Animals Other Than Humans are Saying

    Scientists are uncovering the mysteries of animal languages and the profound implications of bridging the gap in communication with other species. From decoding orangutan calls reminiscent of human language to utilizing AI tools for cross-species dialogue, the exploration of animal communication promises to reshape our understanding of the natural world and relationship with other living beings.

  • Asthma Shots for Severe Food Reactions? Repurposing Drugs Advances Treatment Options

    Finding new uses for existing medications is a pivotal strategy in modern medicine. The repurposing of an asthma drug to treat severe food allergies demonstrates the potential for significant breakthroughs. By exploring beyond original purposes of drugs, scientists can maximize the benefits of existing treatments for emerging health challenges while paving the way for new discoveries.

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    Breaking the Language Barrier: AI’s Multilingual Future May Change How We Understand Our Present and Past

    Significant strides are being made, with the help of AI, that are not only transforming our ability to decipher ancient languages and communicate with other species but also challenge our understanding of language, cognition, and the interconnectedness of living beings. Does this herald a potentially profound shift in humanity’s interaction with the world?

  • The Most Intimate Data: Accessing Another Human’s Thoughts

    Neuroscience is delivering significant advances in understanding the operation of the human brain and raising more questions in the process. New technologies, like the recently announced first brain-computer interface, highlight a potential to unlock the mysteries of human cognition but raise ethical concerns regarding data privacy, misuse, and the need for responsible neurotechnology development.

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