Topic : Science

  • NASA MSFC handout shows Comet ISON in this five-minute exposure taken at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center Forum Article

    Who owns space?

    The golden age of planetary exploration had voyagers navigating new sea routes to uncharted territory… more

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    How to use maths to tackle epidemics

    At the sharp end of the fight against Ebola and other infectious diseases are courageous people who work… more

  • Influenza virus cells are high-lighted through a florescent microscope at the WHO National Influenza Center in Bangkok Forum Article

    How does the flu virus make us sick?

    Viral infections always follow a similar course. The pathogen infiltrates the host cells and uses their… more

  • Ward physician Thomas Klotzkowski and doctor for tropical medicine Florian Steiner put on protective suits Forum Article

    Could maths help contain Ebola?

    The Ebola epidemic in West Africa appears to be spiralling out of control. More than ever, local and… more

  • The ETH researcher’s measuring equipment with diamond in the centre. Forum Article

    A high-resolution MRI breakthrough

    For the first time, researchers have succeeded to detect a single hydrogen atom using magnetic resonance… more

  • Laboratory technicans of the company Icon Genetics prepare proteines from Tobacco plants (Nicotiana benthamiana) for weighing in a laboratory in Halle Young Global Leaders Video

    How does the Ebola virus work?

    Genetic sequencing can help track the spread and adaptation of viral outbreaks such as Ebola and Lassa… more

  • Human genetic material is stored at a laboratory in Munich Forum Article

    A step towards personalised cancer treatments

    Sequencing the genomes of tumor cells has revealed thousands of genetic mutations linked with cancer… more

  • MIT-Friction-Finder-01 Forum Article

    A new way of targeting cancer cells

    Nature has developed a wide variety of methods for guiding particular cells, enzymes, and molecules to… more

  • A video installation by Mexican artist Miguel Chevalier titled ?Ultra-Nature? is projected onto a wall in the heart of the city at the Singapore Art Museum Forum Article

    Why innovation needs both art and science

    The most creative innovations of the digital age came from those who were able to connect the arts and… more

  • A selection of mobile phones are held up. Forum Article

    The smartphone of the future

    It should be no surprise to anyone that many smartphones may have been designed to last about 24 months… more

  • The Cuadrilla drilling site is seen in Balcombe, southern England Forum Article

    How to solve fracking’s salty water problem

    The boom in oil and gas produced through hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is seen as a boon for meeting… more

  • Robot arms coat a Porsche Macan at the new plant in the eastern German city of Leipzig Young Global Leaders Article

    Men or machines: will technology take our jobs?

    As technology transforms millions of jobs around the world, it has created a “second machine age”… more

  • Physicist Duerig looks at a prototype of an IBM NanoFrazor 3D nano printing tool at a laboratory in Rueschlikon Forum Article

    Should research always have clear objectives?

    The biblical story of Saul finding his kingdom by chance while searching for his father’s lost donkeys… more

  • People walk across a street in Tokyo Forum Article

    Why we need the UN’s sustainable development goals

    Sustainable development is the central drama of our time. The world’s governments are currently… more

  • Laboratory assistant examines blood sample inside laboratory in Siliguri Forum Article

    Why an HIV vaccine and cure may not be far off

    An ounce of prevention, Benjamin Franklin famously said, is worth a pound… more

  • Mark Pollock walking Young Global Leaders Article

    My robotic legs and the frontiers of innovation

    How do you lead in a crisis: a disaster on Mount Everest, an oil spill, a collapse trapping 33 Chilean… more

  • Scientist Nancy Tang inspects stents in a laboratory at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Silver Spring Forum Event

    Why curiosity matters

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China

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    What does the second machine age mean for our jobs?

    If the first industrial revolution was about creating more effective power systems, such as the steam… more