SCIENCE

Three days in space were enough to change four astronauts’ bodies and minds
THE NEW YORK TIMES

Space changes you, even during short trips off the planet. Four people who spent three days off Earth in September 2021 experienced physical and mental changes that included modest declines in cognitive tests, stressed immune systems and genetic changes within their cells, scientists report in a package of papers published Tuesday in the journal Nature and several other related journals.


Scientists find the largest known genome inside a small plant
THE NEW YORK TIMES

Last year, Jaume Pellicer led a team of fellow scientists into a forest on Grande Terre, an island east of Australia. They were in search of a fern called Tmesipteris oblanceolata. Standing just a few inches tall, it was not easy to find on the forest floor.


Countless life forms in the universe
WALTER LEWIN

“Teachers who make physics boring are criminals.” With this quote, the famous physicist and former MIT professor Walter Lewin summarizes the meaning of his lectures.




‘We will not have psychology in the future’
IAN PARKER

In two packed auditoriums in Athens, psychoanalyst and emeritus professor of the University of Leicester Ian Parker recently presented his new book, co-authored with David Pavon-Cuellar, and now translated into Greek, titled “Psychoanalysis and Revolution: Critical Psychology for Liberation Movements.”

Science | Athens | April 16-21
WHAT'S ON

This years Athens Science Festival celebrates change throughout human history from evolution to the adaptation of new technologies at Technopolis (100 Pireos).


Pharma requires innovation
BUSINESS

Artificial intelligence, the proposed European drug legislation and the tackling of antimicrobial resistance were among the topics discussed.

Mapping Greece’s seabed with brand-new tools
SOCIETY

They are explorers of submarine faults, often at great depths, using sound waves as a guide in the darkness. They have been trying for decades to capture the geological “engravings” and underwater structures of Greece’s seabed so that seismologists can better “read” the future.