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The Nobel Prize for mRNA-based Covid-19 vaccines should be a Nobel prize for knowledge...

OpinionI am a big fan of the Nobel Prizes, especially those given out in chemistry and medicine. If you have followed their announcements over...

The Science Behind Falling in Love

Cupid's Arrow strikes suddenly and unexpectedly. Starry eyes, butterflies fluttering in the stomach, sleeplessness, and overwhelming joy. We fall in love. And the real...

The 7 Most Interesting Extrasolar Systems

Beyond the well-known Solar System, there is an immensity of other unique systems. 

Everyday Life in a Sex Tourism Town

What is it like to live in an international sex tourism town?

What Did Viking Music Sound Like?

Did the Vikings have music? The Germanic Scandinavians of the Viking Age (c. 793-1066), often called “Vikings” for the part of their population that went...

Civil Disobedience in Democracies: Why Citizens May Break the Law

Is it morally justified to break democratically enacted laws to promote justice? A philosophical discussion of civil disobedience

What Is Imagination?

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Y"our imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming...

30 Years Ago, the World’s First Cyberattack Set the Stage for Modern Cybersecurity Challenges

Back in November 1988, Robert Tappan Morris, son of the famous cryptographer Robert Morris Sr., was a 20-something graduate student at Cornell who wanted...

Did Mars Ever Look Like Earth?

Today, Mars is a cold desert planet, more closely resembling Arrakis in the sci-fi story Dune than to the Earth. But how was it...

The Gendered City

“Women face problems of such significance in cities and society that gender can no longer be ignored in planning practice”, claims Leavitt (1986), an...

Science Frauds II – Haruko Obokata

What makes scientists lie about their results?

Ten Scientific Breakthroughs That Rocked 2021

I. Impactful IPCC 2021 report on climate change  The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) gathers over 200 experts who volunteer to examine thousands of...

Citizen Science or How to Make Science Accessible to All

Over the years, scientists have involved communities in their research projects. However, citizen science methodologies have become common in the last few decades. In...

Scented Candles: Aromatherapy or Silent Killers?

Odours can alter our mental and physical well-being. But could a burning candle also be a secret killer? An aroma in the air Ancient Egyptians often...

Quantum Technology of Spinning Black Holes

Thoughts of a researcher on quantum technology and the Universe.