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Human intelligence: have we reached the limit of knowledge?

Despite huge advances in science over the past century, our understanding of nature is still far from complete. Not only have scientists failed to find the Holy Grail of physics—unifying the very large (general relativity) ...

Olga Tokarczuk, Peter Handke win Nobel literature prizes

Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian author Peter Handke—two writers whose works are deeply intertwined in Europe's religious, ethnic and social fault lines—won the 2018 and 2019 Nobel Prizes for literature on ...

Investigators report arsonists using snack foods to start fires

High fat and calorie levels feed fire, tests conducted by the University of Greenwich show. Fire investigators learned about the potential for crisps to be used to start fires after talking to colleagues in the prison service, ...

University targeted in Hungary opens in Vienna

An international university, which moved out from Hungary over fears for academic freedom, has opened its doors in Vienna to defend "free science and thought", its president said Monday.

Three win Nobel Prize for showing how cells sense low oxygen

Two Americans and a British scientist won a Nobel Prize on Monday for discovering details of how the body's cells sense and react to low oxygen levels, providing a foothold for developing new treatments for anemia, cancer ...

Museum of the Bible quietly replaces questioned artifact

The Museum of the Bible in Washington quietly replaced an artifact purported to be one of a handful of miniature Bibles that a NASA astronaut carried to the moon in 1971 after an expert questioned its authenticity.

US government research in 'crisis,' warns think tank

Interference in government research by US President Donald Trump's administration has reached a "crisis point" with almost weekly violations of previously respected safeguards, a report by a think tank said Thursday, warning ...

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