How important is brain research in the context of ethics and law? Modern analytical processes such as positron emission tomography and functional magnetic resonance imaging have made it possible for the first time to establish the connection between modes of behavior and certain brain activities.
Physics & Astronomy
Albert Einstein postulated the existence of gravitational waves a century ago in his theory of general relativity, but these distortions in space-time have so far stubbornly resisted direct observation.
Biology & Medicine
Years after their occurrence, terrorist attacks, natural disasters and accidents continue to trigger anxiety and panic attacks in many people. Those afflicted find themselves reliving the event in nightmares or flashbacks.
In college they called him Stump – as in tree stump – because
of his physique and his strong will. Today, former football player
Samuel Young is a renowned neuroscientist.
Materials & Technology
From e-mailing to online banking, the things we do on our computers on a daily basis are fraught with risks.
Environment & Climate
Life is more abundant here than anywhere else on the planet: tropical coral reefs are the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world. But they are under threat – from acidification of the water.
Culture & Society
How strong are the ties that bind families in Europe? To answer this question, around 30 scientists set out on field studies in eight European countries.