Both sides of the battle over string theory have made it to our shortlist
The subject's detractors accuse it of being all sound and fury, signifying nothing. How wrong they are
Understanding the brain won’t be done simply by mapping it down to the last synapse
We may not be able to keep records of our night time imaginings, but we might be able to influence their content
This year's Nobel Prize for Physics has gone to three Japanese scientists who gave us blue light-emitting diodes, used daily in traffic lights
The field is wide open for this year's most prestigious scientific awards
Science and magic have both always drawn on invisible and occult forces
Think science always knows the whole truth? Errors are surprisingly common and many go undiscovered because they just aren’t seen as important enough, or because people take pains to hide them...
Why ask the public to vote reality TV-style on what the biggest challenge we face in science is when we already know the answer?