The beautiful losers: Gilbert Newton Lewis, the chemist who died of not having the Nobel Prize

Scientists received honorary Doctor of Science degrees at the Franklin Institute on May 20, 1938. Left to right: George David Birkhoff, Arthur Louis Day, Thomas Hunt Morgan and Gilbert Newton Lewis. (BETTMANN / BETTMANN / GETTYIMAGES) It is a tragic…

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Diplomatico-historical incident between Croatia and Serbia around the nationality of the inventor Nikola Tesla

Statue of Nikola Tesla in the counter of Zagreb (Croatia). Illustrative photo. (DENIS LOVROVIC / AFP) A man cannot be born in two different countries. And yet. Croatia and Serbia are torn apart to have the “paternity” of Nikola Tesla.…

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Space emission. “What is your favorite landscape that you see from the ISS?” Louise, 10, asks Thomas Pesquet

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet during his stay in the ISS, in November 2016, in his Cupola observatory. The one in which he today evokes his favorite landscapes with the children in “The Space Show”. (AFP / ESA / NASA) When he’s…

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The science ticket. The plots of a flower to be attractive: it imitates the smell of a corpse of a beetle

The smell of the corpses of these bark beetles is imitated by the flower Aristolochia Microstoma. (MAXPPP) When you are a flower that is not very beautiful, not very large, and yet you have to ensure its survival by seducing…

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In Toulouse, augmented reality at the service of surgeons in operating theaters

In films and series, directors compete in their imaginations to highlight the medicine of the future. Whether through nanosciences, robotics, natural solutions or technologies borrowed from extraterrestrials, the proposals are legion. If many of them remain for the moment confined…

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