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Renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies

By Ashley Yeager | March 14, 2018

Famed for his work on black holes and cosmology, he also survived decades with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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Opinion: Microbiology Needs More Math

By Mikhail Tikhonov | October 12, 2017

Empirical data and humans’ biased interpretations can only get so far in truly understanding life at the microscale.

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Nobel Laureate and Laser Scientist Dies

By Jef Akst | October 2, 2017

Nicolaas Bloembergen’s research laid the groundwork for the development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology.

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Facing Brexit, U.K. Makes Science Deal with U.S.

By Catherine Offord | September 22, 2017

The $88 million agreement is part of efforts by the UK government to increase transatlantic collaboration as the country prepares to leave the European Union.

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MRI Pioneer Peter Mansfield Dies

By Jef Akst | February 14, 2017

The Nobel laureate helped lay the groundwork for today’s ubiquitous magnetic resonance imaging machines.

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May the Force Be with You

By Ning Wang | February 1, 2017

The dissection of how cells sense and propagate physical forces is leading to exciting new tools and discoveries in mechanobiology and mechanomedicine.

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Nobel Laureate Dies

By Catherine Offord | April 25, 2016

Walter Kohn, a theoretical physicist who shared the 1998 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, has passed away at age 93.  

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Science Survey Results Mixed

By Karen Zusi | September 11, 2015

The Pew Research Center finds substantial differences in US adults’ knowledge of physical science.

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A Costly Case of Grant Fraud

By Bob Grant | August 24, 2015

The National Science Foundation orders Northeastern University to repay $2.7 million for nine years of mismanaging a federal grant.

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Book Excerpt from Life on the Edge

By Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili | August 1, 2015

In Chapter 4, “The quantum beat,” authors Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili rethink Newton’s apple from a quantum-biological perspective.

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