Category: Science

More than 500 cities and native tribes in the US demand only one family to cause “the worst drug crisis in history”

A bottle of OxyContin in an American pharmacy.

The collective complaint is directed directly against eight members of the Sackler family, owners of a pharmaceutical company “Eight people from a single family made the decisions that caused much of the opiate epidemic,” says the class action lawsuit Purdue Pharma is the manufacturer of the analgesic OxyContin, more potent than heroin and morphine. A […]

The most beautiful formula of mathematics

The most beautiful formula of mathematics

The canon of the beauty of this discipline has Euler’s formula because it relates five mathematical constants. A priori you might think that the concept of beauty is at the antipodes of mathematics because, in principle, the figures do not have a direct relationship with emotions. Said in more prosaic terms: our limbic system does not […]

This is how the alien spaceships could be traveling throughout the galaxy

This is how the alien spaceships could be traveling throughout the galaxy

A new study considers the unusual possibility that the aliens are firing lasers against black holes to extract energy. An astronomer at Columbia University has just published on arxiv.org a new assumption of how supposed extraterrestrial civilizations could be running around the galaxy without us noticing: firing lasers at binary black holes (two black holes that they orbit each other). And […]

The largest fireball from Chelyabinsk explodes in the Bering Sea without warning

The largest fireball from Chelyabinsk explodes in the Bering Sea without warning

The asteroid of several meters struck the atmosphere in December with energy ten times greater than the atomic bomb of Hiroshima. A large fireball struck the Earth’s atmosphere last December, causing the biggest explosion since the Chelyabinsk meteorite in Russia six years ago and the second largest in 30 years. However, the event went unnoticed by the public as it […]

Stephen Hawking’s nurse is suspended and accused of neglecting him

Patricia Dowdy with Stephen Hawking (left) at the reception in Buckingham Palace

Following the family’s complaint, the English Council of Nursing and Obstetrics accuses Patricia Dowdy of “undue financial conduct, dishonesty, failure to provide adequate care, failure to cooperate with the NMC and not be properly qualified”. One of the last nurses who took care of Stephen Hawking has been suspended from work after the complaint of the scientist’s […]