By Vicky Stein
On Friday, representatives from 57 nations will gather in a conference room in Versailles, France to redefine the kilogram. In other words: the way we weigh the world is about to change.
Researchers now think they’re on the path to universal flu protection. The source of their new defense: llamas.
More than a half a million pieces of trash whiz at more than 17,000 miles per hour around the planet, threatening the lives of astronauts on the International Space Station and the functionality of satellites scattered across low Earth orbit.
By Jamie Leventhal
Researchers are using an online computer program to gauge how humans respond to tough ethical decisions involving AI technology for driverless vehicles. The results could inform car manufacturers and policy makers on how driverless vehicles should behave in life-or-death scenarios.
By Dr. Howard Markel
Deafness allowed Edison to shut himself off from “all the meaningless sound that normal people hear.” But what caused his deafness is still debated by doctors and hearing experts to this day.
By Julia Griffin
Conservators put the FBI’s slippers through a battery of scientific tests. Their conclusion? These weren’t just any pair of heels.
By Nsikan Akpan
Police identified the Golden State Killer with a genetic ancestry search for his distant relatives. These two studies show how easy that could be done for anyone.
While The Ocean Cleanup has been hailed as one solution for ocean plastic pollution, some researchers have expressed concern.
This year’s chemistry Nobel also comes with some political controversy, as one of the winners has been accused of promoting anti-Israel views.
Strickland is the third woman ever to win a Nobel prize in physics, and the first in more than fifty years.
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