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His studies of specimens around the globe led him to formulate his theory of evolution and his views on the process of natural selection.
Planck's earliest work was on the subject of thermodynamics, an interest he acquired from his studies under Kirchhoff
His work culminated with his theory of relativism, which discredited prevailing beliefs that Western civilization is superior to simpler societies.
A pioneer of nuclear physics and the first to split the atom, Rutherford was awarded the 1908 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his theory of atomic structure.
1921 won the Nobel Prize for physics for his explanation of the photoelectric effect.
The planet, bigger than earth but not so large as to be a gas giant, seems to orbit in its sun’s “goldilocks zone” (not too hot and not too cold), making it potentially capable of hosting liquid water, considered a prerequisite for life as we know it.
The landmark discovery by the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) of the once-mythical particle might be the most significant scientific discovery of our lifetimes, but it’s also one of the most surprising.
With world populations expected to keep growing and potable water projected to grow more scarce over the coming century, a practical and cheap means of desalinating sea water is one of materials science’s holy grails.
For decades following the manned Apollo missions of the 1960s and 70s, general enthusiasm for space science had slowly ebbed.
After decades of warnings from scientists that our greenhouse gas emissions will soon wreak havoc with the climate, we’re now starting to see the consequences—and they sure aren’t pretty.
Neurodegenerative diseases are nerve disorders that progressively cause our bodies to lose control of certain functions such as muscle control. Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease and Parkinson's disease are all examples of degenerative nerve diseases.
It's positive or negative for an Rh protein (this is its Rh factor), and it belongs to one of four blood groups: A, B, AB and O. In total, there are eight different combinations of blood types, some more rare than others, which can make blood transfusions tricky -- the blood we have has to match the donated blood type.
Early this year, the details of those studies were published in the Lancet: In the two randomized trials, which included 7,780 HIV-negative men in Rakai, Uganda, and Kisumu, Kenya, researchers found that medically circumcised men were at least 51% less likely than uncircumcised men to acquire HIV during sex with women.
Surgeons now have a faster way to assess whether breast cancer has spread, thanks to the FDA's approval of the first molecular test to detect metastatic breast cancer.
The level of a certain protein called C-reactive protein, or CRP, found in our blood clues your doctor in to the level of inflammation you have in your body.