January 27, 2017 9:00 am
In 1950, Japan’s scientific community, chastened by the complicity of researchers in their nation’s disastrous military adventurism, took an extraordinary vow. “To preserve our integrity as scientists, we express our firm commitment both domestically and abroad that we will never pursue scientific research for the purpose of war,” declared the Science Council of Japan (SCJ), now the nation’s equivalent to the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
January 11, 2017 9:00 am
Every single state and every single city in the Lower 48 states was warmer than normal in 2016.
January 6, 2017 9:00 am
Researchers have now used images captured by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to map barley fields and determine which rows of plants are most in need of water
December 19, 2016 9:00 am
In a year of political turmoil and shock, science, too, came up with surprises. To document some of these wonders, photographers roamed the world, revealing objects from the microscopic to the cosmic in scale.
December 9, 2016 9:00 am
The discovery of the black-hole firewall paradox — one of the most confounding puzzles to emerge in physics in recent years — has bagged its co-founder a share of one of this year’s US$3-million Breakthrough Prizes.
December 7, 2016 9:00 am
This new memory state could have a range of practical implications, from helping college students learn more efficiently to assisting people with memory-related neurological conditions.
November 21, 2016 9:00 am
The new administration will insert a mission to the lunar surface, probably international in character, as a step on the way to Mars
November 16, 2016 9:00 am
Doctors are warning about vitamin D again, and it’s not the “we need more” news you might expect.
November 15, 2016 9:00 am
Since West Nile fever first appeared in the United States in 1999, more than 45,000 people have been infected. A new study shows that the fatality rate may be higher than researchers previously thought.