TED Talks take wing online as enclave ends
As a week of mind-bending TED Conference talks ranging from animal necrophilia to fighting poverty ended Friday, inspiring presentations from the renowned gathering were spreading.
Fast detector for a wide wavelength range
Free-electron lasers are extremely versatile research tools because their intense, super short light flashes permit a closer look at new materials and even biological molecules; thus, allowing effects to ...
CERN turns 60 and celebrates peaceful collaboration for science
Today, CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is blowing out 60 candles at an event attended by official delegations from 35 countries. Founded in 1954, CERN is today the largest particle physics ...
Nobel shows importance of location, location, location
Generations of scientists have pored over a seemingly basic but ultimately complex skill: how are humans able to find their way from one spot to another?
The 2014 Nobel Prizes at a glance
(AP)—All winners of the 2014 Nobel Prizes have now been announced, starting with the medicine award a week ago and ending with the economics prize on Monday.
Scientist's Nobel medal fetches $4.75 mn at auction
The Nobel Prize medal of celebrated American geneticist James Watson sold for $4.75 million in just minutes at auction on Thursday in New York.
Danger, you're at serious risk of… no, sorry, it's all relative
We assess risk every day. But very few of us receive any formal training in the requisite mathematics and statistics, and, partly as a result, poor decisions are made, both by individuals and governmental ...
Ig Nobel awards honor weird, funny discoveries (Update)
(AP)—An experiment that proved people who think they are drunk also think they are attractive and another that showed lost dung beetles can use the Milky Way to find their way home were among the winners at this year's ...
Three US economists win Nobel for work on asset prices
Three American professors won the Nobel prize for economics Monday for shedding light on how stock, bond and house prices move over time— work that's changed how people around the world invest.
Nobel winner Higgs plans to retire next year
Nobel Prize-winning scientist Peter Higgs says he is hoping to fully retire next year at the age of 85—and that he once turned down a knighthood.
Nobel Prize-winning discovery will better train scientists' eyes
Ever since mankind's first attempts to understand what we are made of, we have tried to see and study small things, things not visible to the naked eye. Using magnifying lenses, scientists quickly realized ...
Scientific research increasingly fueled by prize money
Back when he was in medical school in the 1970s, Gary Michelson was nauseated by the portion of his training known as dog lab - a class where surgeons-in-training removed dogs' organs one at a time, over 13 weeks, with no ...
Pride, prejudice and strategic thinking: Jane Austen wrote the book on game theory
Quiz: This beautiful mind was promoting game theory long before Cold War think tanks used mathematics to understand strategic maneuvering. Plotting, as a result, has never been the same.
James Watson's Nobel Prize to be auctioned
Missed the chance to bid on Francis Crick's Nobel Prize when it was auctioned off last year for $2.27 million? No worries, you'll have another chance to own a piece of science history on Dec. 4, when James D. Watson's 1962 ...