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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

  • The Mystery of Snowflakes and (Dis)Similarity in Nature

    Every snowflake that has ever formed in nature is unique. Although very similar patterns can be created artificially, even the most controlled laboratory conditions cannot replicate the beauty of nature’s six-fold symmetry.

  • What If We Could Cure Cancer by Telling Cancer Cells to Get Better?

    Scientists are investigating the triggers that turn healthy cells to cancerous cells, with the goal of reversing the process. Recent progress is promising, and will require technology to develop a tool to intervene and restore healthy cell function.

  • DeepMind

    DeepMind’s AlphaFold 2 artificial intelligence delivers a major increase in the speed and accuracy of protein folding prediction. The technology holds the potential to advance understanding of biology and to develop defences against pathogens.

  • mRNA Vaccines

    The technology of the mRNA vaccines that have provided significant defence against the worst outcomes of Covid-19 pandemic holds promise for the prevention and treatment of other diseases.

  • Chasing Nuclear Fusion

    Could harnessing the power of the sun be the answer to humanity’s energy requirements?

    Worldwide energy consumption and fossil fuel use accelerates every year with increasing environmental damage. Nuclear fusion promises abundant, clean energy and science is close to delivering the technology to make it possible.

  • One Planet Three Stars

    Could you imagine life on a planet with three suns? New findings indicate the possibility for many planets in the universe, raising questions about the physics and mechanics of their motion.

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