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DIPA-CRISPR Makes Insect Gene Editing Possible

Since the Nobel prize for chemistry was awarded to biochemist Jennifer Doudna and microbiologist...

Experiments Find That The W Boson Is Heavier Than Expected, Challenging The Standard Model

Despite shutting down its operations in 2011, data from an old experiment at the Collider Detector...

Single-Directional Superconductivity Heralds A New Era In Computing

Researchers at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) have realized the superconducting...

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Retired geologist and earth scientist, specialising in ore deposits and isotope geochemistry. Before retirement, I led the Australian government's pre-competitive geoscience programs for minerals... Read More »


The $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope peered into the universe and captured one of the most stunning images you will ever see.

Protons are the fundamental subatomic particles. Under the Standard Model, we know that protons are composite particles with three valence quarks, which, along with neutrons, form hardons.

Dark matter is one of the most fascinating concepts in physics and is thought to account for 85% of the universe’s matter. They have been so talked about that they have taken on a semblance of fact, even though at this stage their presence is purely hypothetical.

Quantum gravity has fascinated scientists for over a century.

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One of the constant things that one encounters in the world of science is idealization.