Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek predicts a century of advancesin physics and beyond .
In other news from NOVA and around the web:
- Scientists have a gut feeling that this burgeoning field will keep on growing.
- “During one of the explosions, I could see the bones in my hand.”
- Got bad breath? You might have tonsil stones .
- Scientists found fractals in a Michael McDonald song .
- Gene therapy treatment for cystic fibrosis could be available by 2020.
- This week the Supreme Court blocked an EPA attempt to limit emissions of pollutants from coal-fired power plants. What if we transitioned away from coal-fired plants altogether?
- At 10:17am EDT Tuesday, Venus and Jupiter were at their closest.
- Oxytocin is “ shedding its reputation as a cuddle chemical.” What’s really going on with this hormone:
- An extra second was added at midnight GMT on Tuesday so that Earth’s rotation could catch up with atomic clocks. Learn why atomic clocks are so important in our everyday lives.
- Black holes could turn you into a hologram, and you wouldn’t even notice .
- Brazil’s president has pledged to reduce deforestation in a bid to trim its carbon footprint .
- A new molecular diagnostic could help forensic scientists determine time of death up to 10 days post mortem.
- The internet is almost out of the most commonly used type of address—IPv4.
- Solar Impulse just set a record for a solo, un-refueled journey .