This is the story of the evolution of life on earth during one photon’s journey across the universe. Told by Saul Perlmutter who shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe.
How do I knock off thirty years from my age? Faust, the protagonist in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's famous play, poses this question to Mephistopheles in the chapter Hexenküche (Witches' kitchen).
The remote possibility that I might develop mad cow disease as a result has never stopped me from diving into a nice juicy hamburger (preferably with a generous helping of ketchup and relish).
Doctors can perform plenty of tests to tell you how sick you are. There are certain agreed-on measurements of blood pressure, glucose levels or biomarkers to define illness.
In the summer of 1984, the Australian scientist Neil Noakes took some bacteria from a petri dish, mixed them with lukewarm beef extract - the normal nutrient solution for bacteria in the lab - and filled a little more than one cup into a beaker.
For the first time in its 64-year history, a prestigious, invitation-only meeting of young scientists and Nobel Laureates is made up of more women than men.
Nobelist Harold Varmus on the promise of a new generation of cancer treatments—and the big challenges that remain
Dogs play a crucial role in human cancer research. More young scientists and physicians should know this, says Floryne O. Buishand, a Young Scientist at the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.
File this under things you never thought to ask: Why are grasshoppers and other insects resistant to so many different infections? Jules Hoffmann asked himself that question nearly fifty years ago and in the process of trying to figure out the answer, he eventually won a share of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or [...]