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The ingredients for reactions ancestral to metabolism could have formed very easily in the primordial soup, new work suggests.
Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna have been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their development of CRISPR/Cas9 genetic editing.
Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for their studies of black holes.
Harvey Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles Rice were awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of the cause of a major liver disease.
Subtle aberrations in the clockwork blinking of stars could become “the result of the century.” That’s if the distortions are produced by a network of giant filaments left over from the birth of the universe.
New research finds that the subjective experience of time is linked to learning, thwarted expectations and neural fatigue.
Computer scientists are trying to build an AI system that can win a gold medal at the world’s premier math competition.
Renormalization has become perhaps the single most important advance in theoretical physics in 50 years.
Two computer scientists found — in the unlikeliest of places — just the idea they needed to make a big leap in graph theory.