Ten of the biggest science and technology stories of 2014 on Phys.org
Best of Last Week – Extending Einstein's spooky action, accelerated sea level rise and city personality mismatches
Best of Last Week – New explanation for dark matter, a simulation of the universe and the randomness of cancer
Best of Last Week – Halting photons, a peer review problem and circadian clock shifting from e-readers
Journal team adds reviewer pay to open-access model
Science at risk as young researchers increasingly denied research grants
America's youngest scientists, increasingly losing research dollars, are leaving the academic biomedical workforce, a brain drain that poses grave risks for the future of science, according to an article ...
The year ahead in science
Some serious groundwork has been laid. Some amazing instruments are turning on. Some incredible destinations are in sight. If you ask us, 2015 is going to be an awesome year in science.
Dutch scientists use smell to recreate JFK, Diana and other famous deaths
Dutch scientists are recreating the deaths of some of the world's most famous personalities by reconstructing their last moments using scents and sounds.
Doomsday Clock moves closer to midnight, but can we really predict the end of the world?
The second hand of the Doomsday Clock is now only three minutes to midnight. This is the closest to apocalypse we have come since 1984 – the coldest of Cold War years, just a year after Able Archer, the ...
Atomic Scientists: We're getting even closer to doomsday (Update)
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists says Earth is now closer to human-caused doomsday than it has been in more than 30 years because of global warming and nuclear weaponry. But other experts say that's ...
Mosquito-borne diseases stymied Ming Dynasty attempts to invade southern neighbor
Chinese rulers spent hundreds of years and sacrificed countless lives building a meandering 5,500-mile earth, stone, and brick wall along the country's northern border, designed to keep invaders from attacking ...
Cutting funding for basic scientific research would be a big mistake
For all the exciting stories and developments that basic science research produces, there is one question that the public never tires of asking: "What are the possible applications of that discovery?" or ...
$57-million pay cut for lab contractor
The contractor managing the nuclear weapons laboratory at Los Alamos, N.M., was slapped with a $57-million reduction in its fees for 2014, largely because of a costly nuclear waste accident last year.
Indian scientists debate claims Hindu sages pioneered aviation
A series of sensational claims, including that ancient Hindu sages were the pioneers of aviation and algebra, have triggered a furious debate in Indian academic circles amid warnings that nationalist breast-beating ...