Some physicists, mind you, not many of them, are physicist-poets. They see the world or, more adequately, physical reality, as a lyrical narrative written in some hidden code that the human mind can decipher.
You’d think scientists could answer simple questions like ‘when did the dinosaurs live?’. But the truth about science is bad news for those seeking certainty With controversy about science communication,
Scientists at the Salk Institute in California have created a part-human, part-pig embryo. Bioethicist Arthur Caplan told us about the ethical concerns involved in mixing human and animal DNA. An experiment
It took 13.8 billion years of cosmic evolution to bring us here. Generations of stars had to live and die to create the heavy elements; small proto-galaxies had to merge together to create the Milky Way;
Keys are a time-tested means of access, but they won't do you much good if you leave them inside on your way out the door. Today's crop of smart locks ($195 at Amazon.com) think they have a better way.
At the halfway point in his series, our columnist reflects on what constitutes a classic, the selection process and the omissions he regrets As this Guardian-Observer list reaches its halfway mark with
An internet mortgage broker that aims to shake up the convoluted process of securing a home loan has raised £5.5m from a Silicon Valley investor. Habito, a London start-up, allows homebuyers to find a
Henry Ford famously said that if you asked people what they wanted, they wouldn’t have said “ a car.” They would have said – “a faster horse.” I believe driverless cars are today’s equivalent of faster
(CNN) — On the surface, it seems like social media has the boundless potential to expand our world, connecting us to ideas and people we otherwise would never have found. However, a new study claims just
There’s an argument that many people make: that the natural world, and humanity’s existence in the Universe, point towards a divine creator that brought forth all of this into existence. To the best of
‘Nullius in verba’ is a fine ideal, but science is a little bit more complicated than that, as is the world in general ‘Nullius in verba’ – roughly, ‘Take nobody’s word for it’ – is the motto of one of