Jocelyn Bell Burnell captured pulsars, but not the Nobel

The annals of science journalism weren’t always as inclusive as they could have been. So PopSci is working to correct the record with In Hindsight, a series profiling some of the figures whose contributions we missed. Read their stories and explore the rest of our 150th anniversary coverage here. Jocelyn Bell Burnell, a doctoral student … Read more

Nobel laureate and physicist Wilczek wins Templeton Prize

Frank Wilczek, the Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist and author renowned for his boundary-pushing investigations into the fundamental laws of nature, was honored Wednesday with this year’s prestigious Templeton Prize, awarded to individuals whose life’s work embodies a fusion of science and spirituality. In a statement, the John Templeton Foundation praised the 70-year-old Wilczek for transforming … Read more

Nobel Laureate and Physicist Wilczek Wins Templeton Prize | Science News

By LUIS ANDRES HENAO, Associated Press Frank Wilczek, the Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist and author renowned for his boundary-pushing investigations into the fundamental laws of nature, was honored Wednesday with this year’s prestigious Templeton Prize, awarded to individuals whose life’s work embodies a fusion of science and spirituality. In a statement, the John Templeton Foundation … Read more

Mixed Messages About Science Could Imperil U.S. Companies

Mixed Messages About Science getty “It’s not an immutable law of nature that it’s always going to be the good guys who are the best scientists and engineers; that came through decades of investment. Imagine a world where the bad guys have the best scientists and the best engineers, and their computer hackers are better … Read more

Nobel Prize laureate David MacMillan talks science with Ukraine students as part of a global effort

Joining scores of Nobel laureates who are trying to preserve some educational routine for wartime students, Princeton University’s David MacMillan presented a virtual science lecture this week to displaced Ukrainian youth. MacMillan’s message about the redemptive mission of science and of “listening to yourself” was heard by nearly 50 young scientists, ages 16 to 20, … Read more

Medicine Nobel goes to scientists who discovered biology of senses

Ardem Patapoutian (L) and David Julius (R), recipients of the 2021 medicine Nobel prize. Credit: Scripps Research / Noah Berger Two researchers who discovered the molecular basis for our ability to sense temperature and touch have won this year Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Physiologist David Julius at the University of California, San Francisco … Read more