May 8, 2015 Whatever your view of the morality of scientific work on primates, is it chilling that a leading figure in cognitive and perceptual neuroscience is ending his work, says commentator Alva Noë.
October 29, 2014 Can scientists have too much faith, insisting that an idea is right despite contrary evidence? Commentator Marcelo Gleiser says yes, which could pay off in the end — or be a colossal waste of time.
Niels Bohr in September 1953
August 14, 2013 A technological revolution that is still playing out today began with new ideas about how atoms and subatomic particles work. Commentator Marcelo Gleiser tells the story of Danish physicist Niels Bohr and the work that changed how we live today.
The Universe of Particles exhibition at CERN in 2011.
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November 21, 2012 Theories are the life-blood of science; but ruling them out may be harder than you think. And letting a cherished model fall on the trash heap of history is even harder, yet. Take "supersymmetry" from the world of particle physics, for example. When might we see its demise or its vindication?
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