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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 James Webb Space Telescope

    James Webb Space Telescope Advances Search for Signatures of Life

    The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has detected carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of an alien world, an important step in the search for life within and beyond our solar system. What will JWST discover in its search for the cause of star formation?

  • Artemis I Launch

    NASA’s Artemis Mission: Could We Have a Moon Base by 2030?

    On November 16, 2022, NASA launched a test rocket for its first moon landing since the final Apollo mission in 1972. After 25 days, it splashed down in the Pacific Ocean. Now, NASA has lots of data and big plans for our future on the Moon.

  • Asteroid Detection Systems and The Science of Planetary Defence

    Millions of years ago, an asteroid strike caused the extinction of two-thirds of all plants and animals on Earth. With the recent major success of a test mission to change the trajectory of an asteroid, the question remains how good are we at predicting and preparing for asteroid threats?

  • Solar Flares and CMEs: Are (Millions of) Nuclear Bombs Threatening Our Technology?

    Solar flares and CMEs can damage and disrupt GPS systems, aircraft control, and communications. While the science for predicting these events is advancing, how safe are today’s technological systems from the power of the sun?

  • The Search for Life In the Solar System’s Ocean Worlds

    ESA’s JUICE (Jupiter Icy moons Explorer), expected to launch in April 2023, can unravel secrets from ocean worlds in our solar system, like Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus, Neptune’s moon Triton, and Jupiter’s ice-covered satellite Europa.

  • “Space Hurricanes” Discovered in the Upper Atmosphere

    Scientists reported a long-lasting space hurricane in Earth’s ionosphere and magnetosphere, near the North Pole. These findings shed more light on how space weather affects critical technology that we use daily on Earth.

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