An analysis of 45 million papers and 3.9 million patents since 1945 shows that the rate of disruptiveness in science is steeply declining.
Patricia Contreras Tejada
Patricia Contreras Tejada is a freelance scientific communicator based in Spain. Her work has appeared in La Razón, El País, and Tamarind Literary Magazine. She studied mathematics, physics, and philosophy at the universities of Bristol and Oxford, and later pursued a Ph.D. in quantum technologies from the Institute of Mathematical Sciences in Madrid.
Global heating may be fast and sudden—and current climate models don’t predict it
A new study shows that even after millennia of apparent climate stability, global temperatures might suddenly increase at dramatic speeds.
Genetic diversity can help coral reefs fight climate change
New experiments on coral reefs show that transplanting genetically diverse coral is key to restoration success.
Americans are migrating towards wildfires, reveals national study
Data collected between 2010 and 2020 shows that people are relocating away from hurricanes and heatwaves but towards fire-prone areas.
Building ultra-precise clocks thanks to quantum entanglement
Scientists use quantum entanglement to compare two atomic clocks achieving what might be the ultimate precision possible.
Sea meadows could help save coasts from erosion
Seagrass roots make underwater sand more resistant to strong waves and reduce coastal erosion by 70%.