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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

  • Collective Superintelligence: The Power of Open Source and Knowledge Sharing

    Recent advances in machine intelligence, exemplified by Google’s AlphaGeometry and OpenAI’s GPT-4 and Sora, raise questions about the control of superintelligent AI. Could it be counterbalanced by collective human intelligence? The convergence of collective superintelligence and open-source technology prompts ethical and philosophical inquiries about safeguarding human welfare.

  • Unraveling Secrets of Black Holes: Are We Holograms?

    The study of black holes has led physicists to propose the idea that space may not exist independently of an observer but instead emerge as a holographic projection, challenging traditional notions of reality and suggesting that information, rather than physical matter, may be the fundamental building block of the universe.

  • Before We Move Out: Life Outside Earth Could Feature French Fries and Blood Deficiencies

    Get ready for space-cooked french fries and a surprising cosmic health concern: ‘space anemia’. Discover how these revelations could transform astronaut life during long missions to Mars and beyond, and what’s being doing to prepare for the future of space travel.

  • Illuminating Dark Matter: Have We Found the First Dark Stars?

    Dark matter is a mysterious substance that makes up most of the universe, but we can’t see it. Scientists have been wondering if “dark stars” powered by dark matter were among the first stars in the universe, and new observations by the James Webb Space Telescope might help us learn more about them, potentially changing our understanding of star formation.

  • Magnetic Mysteries Beyond Our Solar System Could Help Us Find Life Out There

    Investigating the differences between the magnetic fields of Earth and Venus is yielding vital information on magnetism’s effects on planetary evolution and habitability. Increased knowledge of magnetism is opening new paths to discovery among the vast number of planets beyond our solar system, and their potential to harbor life.

  • Searching for Aliens: Scientific Rigor in the Pursuit of Extraterrestrial Life

    For centuries since Galileo Galilei’s pioneering use of telescopes, many have been inspired to look to the sky for alien worlds and life. Scientists at SETI, the Galileo Project, and other organizations are now probing the cosmos for signatures of extraterrestrial technologies. Will their advanced methods show that we are not alone?

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