An analysis of 45 million papers and 3.9 million patents since 1945 shows that the rate of disruptiveness in science is steeply declining.
Paid parental leave protects mental health, review finds
An extensive review adds to the mounting evidence that paid parental leave protects long-term mental health in both mothers and fathers.
How the Malta Conferences are cultivating international peace through scientific exchange
The Malta Conferences offer a unique setting to break down barriers, overcome instilled cultural differences, and support scientists restricted in their freedom.
Bringing ancient viruses back to life
How seven ancient viruses ranging in age from 27,000 to 48,500 years were recovered from the Siberian permafrost, and what researchers hope to learn from them.
Studying quantum aspects of gravity with entanglement
What would it mean for two particles to become gravitationally entangled?
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.
Heart attack treatment uses reprogrammed cells
Scientists explore whether macrophages — key players in trauma repair — can sense and respond to damage caused by a heart attack.
Artificial neural networks made from memristors for brain-inspired computing
Artificial neural networks made from domain walls mimic synapses and neurons in the brain for neuromorphic computers.
What shapes the lung microbiome?
It is generally accepted that a community of beneficial bacteria make up the lung microbiome, but their origin and formation have remained unclear — until now.
A breakthrough in nuclear fusion announced
After decades of experimentation, US scientists achieve ignition in a controlled fusion experiment for the first time.