With a sophisticated new algorithm, scientists have found a way to forecast an individual’s risks for five deadly diseases.
Of the thousands of exoplanets discovered by astronomers, only a handful are in their formative years. These baby planets provide important clues to planet formation, including the process by which our own solar system came into existence.
This article looks at philanthropic efforts on behalf of basic research, including those of the Simons Foundation. They span a range of modalities, from assistance for individual investigators to the establishment of research institutes.
April 25 was the day astronomers said goodbye to the old Milky Way they had known and loved and hello to a new view of our home galaxy. NPR describes the first day of CCCA's Gaia workshop.