7 Must-Read Stories In February 2016

From microscopic tetraneutrons to mammoth supernovas, here are the most popular reads from the last month.

AsianScientist (Mar. 2, 2016) – Just in case you missed any of them, here are seven must-read stories published on Asian Scientist Magazine in February 2016.

  1. Exotic ‘Four Neutron-No Proton’ Particle Confirmed
    For the first time, researchers have confirmed the existence of a unique particle made up of four neutrons and no protons—the tetraneutron.

  2. Discovery Of Most Powerful Supernova To Date
    Researchers have observed a super-luminous supernova explosion which is twice as powerful as the previous record holder.

  3. Asia’s Rising Scientists: Reina Reyes
    Dr. Reina Reyes may have shifted from astrophysics to data analytics, but her passion for science outreach remains unchanged.

  4. Growing A Research Culture
    Lim Pin, the National University of Singapore’s longest-serving vice-chancellor, was instrumental in Singapore’s journey to becoming the medical research hub that it is today.

  5. Biological Evolution & Machine Learning Are Similar, Says Turing Award Winner Leslie Valiant
    Can machine learning algorithms capture the complexity of the life that has evolved on Earth? Professor Leslie Valiant shares his views at the Global Young Scientists Summit 2016.

  6. Zika, The Suddenly Famous Disease
    When epidemics spread, so will misinformation. How do you cut through all of the noise? One way is to be more critical of what you read online.

  7. RIE2020: What You Need To Know About Singapore’s Blockbuster $19b R&D Budget
    Here’s five things you need to know about Singapore’s S$19 billion five-year research budget.


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