This Week in Science
Your Choices Can Be Seen in Your Brain Before You’re Conscious of Them
This week in science: taking nutritional supplements can't prevent depression, a video of a droplet doing something you've never seen water do, and researchers predicted people’s choices before they made them.
Watch Scientists Express Their Research in Interpretive Dances
Dancers performed as electrons, brain processes, and teaching tools.
Scientists Made Plasma That Is 50 Times Colder Than Deep Space
Scientists have created a laser-cooled neutral plasma for the first time that will be used to simulate some of the hottest and most exotic matter in the universe.
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Physicist Wins $3 Million Prize for Discovering Pulsars, Donates it All to Promoting Diversity in STEM
Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell says she has battled “imposter syndrome” at many points in her career as a physicist.
Antarctic Neutrinos Are Being Used to Weigh the Earth’s Core
The tiny particles can also be used to map and measure the cosmos, but now they’re being used to weigh and study the least understood region of our planet.
Humanity Just Flew Closer to the Sun Than Ever Before
On Monday, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe passed within 26.55 million miles, breaking a record that has stood for 42 years.
Recent Nobel Prize Winner Is 'Profoundly Sorry' for 'Degrading' Video of Women
2018 Nobel Prize winner Gerard Mourou made a music video where female dancers tear off their lab coats.
Leon Lederman, Nobel-Winning Physicist Who Coined the Term 'God Particle,' Dead at 96
Lederman sold his Nobel Prize at auction for $765,000 in 2015 in order to pay for medical bills.
Donna Strickland Wins Nobel Prize for Pioneering Work That Led to Development of Laser Tools
Strickland and Gérard Mourou discovered a way to stretch and amplify laser beams in the 1980s.
For the First Time in 55 Years, a Woman Wins the Nobel Prize in Physics
Dr. Donna Strickland, a self-described "laser jock," is the third woman to ever win a Nobel Prize in physics, following in the footsteps of Marie Curie.
Three Research Teams Account for the Total Sum of Ordinary Matter Particles in the Universe
Accounting for all matter the universe is pretty mind boggling, but it’s not nearly as impossible as it sounds.
In Major Breakthrough, Scientists Observe Higgs Boson Decay into Bottom Quarks
After years of attempts, the particle’s most common decay pattern has finally been observed at the Large Hadron Collider.