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Lithium-Ion Battery Creators Win Chemistry Nobel Prize

John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino share the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the development of lithium-ion batteries” that have led to portable electronic devices that are rechargeable virtually anywhere on the planet...

October 9, 2019 — Steve Mirsky

Science News Briefs from around the World

A few brief reports about international science and technology from Hungary to Japan, including one about a wine grape in France that DNA testing shows has been cultivated for almost a millennium...

September 29, 2019 — Jennifer Leman

Nature Docs Avoid Habitat Destruction

BBC and Netflix nature documentaries consistently shy away from showing viewers the true extent to which we’ve damaged the planet. Christopher Intagliata reports.

September 24, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

The Last Butterflies?

If the Trump administration weakens the Endangered Species Act, many populations that are already dwindling will disappear

September 19, 2019 — Nick Haddad

A Nobel Economist Cites Growth as Innovation

Paul Romer, an expert in what’s known as endogenous growth theory and winner of the 2018 Nobel prize in economics, speaks to Scientific American about seeing economic growth as increased value, akin to when ingredients in a recipe are used to create a dish worth more than the original raw materials...

September 18, 2019 — Steve Mirsky
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