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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.

In Focus

LIGO Technology May Conquer Century-long Quest to Detect Physical Memory in Spacetime

Physics modelling reveals a possibility of infinite symmetries in regions of flat spacetime. Could this be the measure by which LIGO technology will detect the universal memory function in patterns of gravitational waves?

Discovering the Human Code: the Most Complete Human Genome Ever Created

Following the initial success of the Human Genome Project 18 years ago, new technology has enabled decoding of even more of the 3-billion-letter human genetic code. More work remains to sequence gaps and more diverse genetic backgrounds.

A Job for the Machines: Using Artificial Intelligence to Advance Nuclear Fusion

Nuclear fusion powers stars and holds the potential to deliver practically unlimited amounts of clean energy to humanity. Artificial intelligence is providing the means to control and direct fusion reactions as we make significant advances in developing the technology.

Latest Science News

  • Experiment Points to Possible Universal Connection for Classical and Quantum Mechanics

    A recent experiment holds the possibility for a major breakthrough to connect quantum mechanics with classical mechanics. It identified exceptional points, singularities where phase transitions occur in both systems and seem to defy the universal law of conservation of energy.

  • Study Identifies Brain Region That May Store Our Sense of Self

    Scientists continue to discover important features of the human brain. A recent psychological study to gauge the effects of damage to a particular brain region may have identified the mechanisms to store self-identity.

  • Not Too Much, Not Too Little: New Discoveries on How Our Brains Regulate Fear

    Researchers are closer to understanding the brain’s mechanisms to regulate fear responses. The brain’s perception of context provides clues about the chemical activity associated with fear.

  • Technology Fuels Advances in Citizen Science

    Have you ever imagined making new scientific discoveries about the cosmos? Technology allows ordinary citizens to make important contributions to scientific knowledge from the comfort of their homes, with many options available.

  • The Quest to Give Robots the Power of Human Sight

    The complexities of human vision are evident in our ability to generalize between difference and sameness. Challenges remain in replicating the power of vision in machines, with both risks and benefits.

  • Mind Reading Technology Connects Brains to Machines

    Major advances in brain-computer interface technologies may soon give us the power to control complex machinery with our minds. What opportunities and frontiers will open, for medical and other applications, and what ethical issues lie ahead?

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