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Building big experiments to study very little things

Building big experiments to study very little things

Author: Nancy Shute / Source: Science News When I think of an experiment, I think of some flasks, a pipette, maybe an incubator. But to a particle physicist, an experiment can be a machine bigger than a house, designed to study subatomic particles. There’s a...

Readers focus on fake news, neutrinos, and more

Readers focus on fake news, neutrinos, and more

Author: Science News Staff / Source: Science News Computer programmers are building deception-detecting algorithms to fight the onslaught of fake news, Maria Temming reported in “People are bad at spotting fake news. Can computer programs do...

Can science build a better burger?

Can science build a better burger?

Author: Susan Milius / Source: Science News TOMORROW’S BURGER? Two groups of scientists, for similar reasons, are exploring opposite ways of changing how meat is made. One approach grows just the edible parts of the animal; the other tries to simulate...

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