A handful of Nobel Prizes and the first-ever comet landing – 2014 was a good year for European Science.
Horizon interviewed Dr Colin Snodgrass at the European Southern Observatory in Chile who explained that the main science from the European Space Agency (ESA)’s Rosetta mission was still to come.
Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), told Horizon that innovation could have a rapid effect on climate change, while Professor Fabiola Gianotti, the incoming director-general of CERN, explained that the Large Hadron Collider would enable scientists to uncover unknown unknowns.
Take a look over Horizon’s year in science and research in our interactive timeline.
European governments need to provide investment on a ‘wartime footing’ to stimulate a post-coronavirus economic recovery, but also need to redefine economic success to incorporate climate and social goals, the European Research and Innovation Days conference has heard.
The ability of certain fish to heal damage to their hearts could lead to new treatments for patients who have suffered heart attacks and may also help to unravel how the lifestyle of our parents and grandparents can affect our own heart health.
A strange species of cavefish is helping to reveal why heart attacks cause permanent damage.
‘Industrial symbiosis’ is encouraging industry byproducts to be used for new purposes.
Dr Kate Rychert studies ocean plate structures.