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The rightness or wrongness of a theory is an impractical concept.
A pitiless drought has played its part in the tragedy unfolding in Syria.
Perpetual motion machines, alas, are a beguiling fantasy.
'There is something truly liberating in seeing the reality.'
Our gut health is helped by this unfairly maligned small organ.
The fine-structure constant denoted by the Greek letter alpha.
The search for symmetries leads to a deeper understanding of nature.
Ramanujan’s mathematical ability has become the stuff of legend.
A what-to-avoid lesson for future entrepreneurs and investors.
As the Year of Light ends, a third revolution of light is on the horizon.
Prevention is often better than a dramatic intervention.
When humans control killing machines it is harder to wage war.
Independently verifying research can help science regain its credibility.
Women are often not included in drug trials, skewing the results.
Is the search for intelligent life elsewhere in the cosmos worth the effort?
Mathematician Emmy Noether laid the basis for a new approach to physics.
How can we make science relevant to teenagers?
Are humans mature enough to engineer human embryos?
Mathematicians have struggled with a deceptively simple problem for decades
Of all the ways the Universe might die, vacuum decay is the most efficient.
When is putting human life at risk the right thing to do?
Bread and potatoes have been unfairly demonised.
Batteries are urgently required to store solar and wind power.
Science cannot explain why wind turbines cause sickness.
The Large Hadron Collider is a giant time machine for physicists.
Money can buy you a longer life. But at what cost?
Norman Swan gets to the bottom of the data.
Certainty is hard to come by in science.