2016 : WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER THE MOST INTERESTING RECENT [SCIENTIFIC] NEWS? WHAT MAKES IT IMPORTANT?

2016 : WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER THE MOST INTERESTING RECENT [SCIENTIFIC] NEWS? WHAT MAKES IT IMPORTANT?

Neuroscientist, Stanford University; Author, Behave
George Putnam Professor of Biology, Harvard University;...
Philosopher and Researcher, Centre National de la Recherche...
Theoretical Physicist, Stanford; Father of Eternal Chaotic...
Johnstone Family Professor, Department of Psychology;...
Physicist
Software Pioneer; Philosopher; Author, A Realtime...
Science Writer; Fellow, Royal Society of Literature and the...
Cognitive Scientist, MIT Media Lab, Harvard Program for...
Historian of ideas; Author, Passions and Tempers: A History...
Founder, the Whole Earth Catalog; Co-founder, The Well; Co-...
Social Psychologist; Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical...
Physicist, MIT; Researcher, Precision Cosmology; Scientific...
Physicist; Entrepreneur & Venture Capitalist; Science...
Curator, TED conferences, TED Talks; author, TED Talks
Professor, Harvard University; Director, Personal Genome...
Biological Anthropologist and Paleobiologist; Evan Pugh...
Former President, The Royal Society; Emeritus Professor of...
Physicist, Harvard University; Author, Dark Matter and the...
Professor of Genomics, The Scripps Translational Science...
Associate Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences,...
Science Historian ; Author, Turing’s Cathedral; Darwin...
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, NYU; Author,...
Curator, Serpentine Gallery, London; Editor: A Brief...
Independent Investigator and Theoretician; Author, The...
Founding Editor, 3QuarksDaily.com
Musician
Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard...
Philosopher, Novelist; Recipient, 2014 National Humanities...
Physicist, University of Vienna; Scientific Director,...
Publisher, Skeptic magazine; Monthly Columnist, Scientific...
Sara Miller McCune Director, Center For Advanced Study in...
Physicist, MIT; Recipient, 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics;...
Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley
Annenberg University Professor, University of Pennsylvania...
Senior Maverick, Wired; Author, What Technology Wants and...
Professor of Environmental Engineering, UNIST; Director,...
Professor of Quantum Mechanical Engineering, MIT; Author,...
Vice-Chairman, Ogilvy London; Columnist, the Spectator
Author and Essayist, New York Times. New Yorker, Slate;...
Nobel Prize in Physics Laureate; Senior Astrophysicist,...
Co-Founder, Former Chief Scientist, Sun Microsystems;...
Co-founder and Chief Science Officer, MetaMed Research
Emeritus Professor of Physics and Astronomy, UC-Irvine;...
Research Professor/Professor Emeritus, University of...
Albert Einstein Professor in Science, Departments of...
Psychologist, UPenn; Director, Penn Laboratory for...
Gerontologist; Chief Science Officer, SENS Foundation;...
Theoretical physicist
Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology, Yale...
Professor of Psychology, Hope College; Co-author,...
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Research in the Arts,...
Evolutionary Scientist, University of Connecticut; Author,...
Editor, The Feuilleton (Arts and Essays), of the German...
Professor of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna;...
Founder of field of Evolutionary Psychology; Co-director,...
Professor of the Prehistory of Humanity, University of...
Master of the New College of the Humanities; Supernumerary...
Biological Anthropologist, Rutgers University; Author, Why...
Professor of Computer Science, MIT; Director, MIT...
Professor and Chair, Department of Linguistics, University...
Philosopher; Director, Scientific Vortex, Inc.
Doris Duke Chair of Conservation Ecology, Duke University;...
Medical Director, Cardiac Surgery Step-Down Unit at...
University Distinguished Professor of Psychology,...
Professor of Theoretical Philosophy, Johannes Gutenberg-...
psychologist at Boston College
Chief Strategy Officer of The Nature Conservancy
Senior Scientist, MacroCognition LLC; Author, Seeing What...
Professor of Mathematical Physics, Tulane University;...
Scientist, Self-Aware Systems; Co-founder, Center for...
Professor and Chair of Geography; Professor of Earth,...
Chair of Developmental Psychology in Society, University of...
Author, The Math Book, The Physics Book, and The Medical...
Panasonic Professor of Robotics (emeritus); MIT Computer...
Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, University of...
Futurist; Senior Vice President for Global Government...
Professor of English and Journalism, State University of...
Mathematician; Executive Director, H-STAR Institute,...
Professor of Life Sciences, Director, Center for Evolution...
Neuroscientist; Professor of Philosophy, Caltech; Co-author...
Physicist, UC Berkeley; Author, Now: The Physics of Time
Media Analyst; Documentary Writer; Author, Throwing Rocks...
Psychologist, University of British Columbia; Author, Big...
Felix Bloch Professor in Theoretical Physics, Stanford;...
Board of Governors Professor, Department of Philosophy,...
Theoretical Physicist; Foundation Professor, School of...
Professor, Director, The Center for Internet Research,...
Serial Entrepreneur; Co-founder, eGroups
Psychologist; Assistant Professor of Marketing, Stern...
Journalist; Editor, Nova 24, of Il Sole 24 Ore
Emeritus Professor of Psychology, London School of...
Journalist; Author, Us and Them
Psychologist; Director, Harding Center for Risk Literacy,...
Research Associate & Lecturer, Harvard; Adjunct...
Deputy Technology Editor, The New York Times; Former...
Author; The Cancer Chronicles, The Ten Most Beautiful...
Physicist, Director, MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms;...
Founding Dean, Minerva Schools at the Keck Graduate...
Associate Professor of Psychology, University of North...
Associate Professor, UC Berkeley Department of Psychology...
Computer Scientist, UC Berkeley, School of Information;...
Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and Professor of the...
Professor of Computational Social Science, ETH Zurich; TU...
Professor of Physics at Brown University; Author, The Jazz...
Behavioral Scientist, LSE; Author, Happiness by Design
Veinott Professor of Computer Science, University of...
Professor of Logic and Metaphysics, University of Edinburgh...
Independent Researcher; Author, The Princeton Field Guide...
Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Colorado,...
Psychiatrist; Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry,...
Associate Professor of Psychology, Georgetown University
David J. Bruton Centennial Professor of Computer Science,...
Physics writer; Author, Trespassing on Einstein's Lawn
Associate Professor in Arts and Technology, The University...
Artist
Psychologist; President Emeritus, Cooper Union
Professor Emerita, George Mason University; Visiting...
Psychologist; Author (with Richard Davidson), Altered Traits
Artist
Professor, Department of Psychology Hunter College; Author...
Molecular Biologist
Computational Neuroscientist; Francis Crick Professor, the...
Distinguished Professor of Physiology, Pharmacology, and...
Professor of Journalism, New York University; Former...
Psychologist; Author, Consciousness: An Introduction
President & CEO, Science World British Columbia;...
Technology Forecaster; Consulting Associate Professor,...
Professor of Security Engineering at Cambridge University
Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience, Dept. of...
Senior Consultant (and former Editor-in-Chief and...
President of Global Publishing, SAGE; Author, Judged: The...
Mathematician and Economist; Managing Director of Thiel...
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience; Stanford...
Atrophysicist, University of California San Diego’s...
Professor of Psychology, Director, Evolution and Human...
Consultant; Adaptive Optics and Adjunct Professor of...
Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences,...
Theoretical Physicist, Caltech; Author, The Big Picture
Artist; Founder, Pioneer Works
Theoretical Physicist; Professor, Department of Physics,...
Director, MIT Media Lab; Coauthor (with Jeff Howe),...
Professor of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin;...
Physician and Social Scientist, Yale University; Co-author...
Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University
Senior Researcher, Director, The Oxford Morals Project,...
Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford...
Director, Niels Bohr Chair in Theoretical Physics at...
Theoretical Particle Physicist and Cosmologist; Victor...
Science writer; Author, Monsters
Professor of Evolutionary Biology, Reading University, UK;...
Physicist, Perimeter Institute; Author, Time Reborn
Professor of Linguistics and Western Civilization, Columbia...
Theoretical Physicist; Aix-Marseille University, in the...
Research affiliate, MIT Media Lab
Psychologist; Co-founder, The Gottman Relationship...
Philosophy and Economic Theory, the New School for Social...
Anthropologist; Historian
Neurobiologist; Vice President of Research, George...
Professor of Physics & Astronomy, University of...
Actor; Writer; Director; Host, PBS program Brains on Trial...
Artist
Horace D. Taft Associate Professor of Physics, Yale...
Head of Research Group Systems, Neuroscience and Cognitive...
Harold M. Brierley Professor of Business Administration,...
Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences,...
Founding Managing Director, SchoolDash; Co-organizer, Sci...
Visiting Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology; Author...
Theoretical physicist; cosmologist; astro-biologist; co-...
Neuroscientist; Director, Social Brain Lab, Netherlands...
Professor of Psychology, University of California, San...
Complexity Scientist; Scientist in Residence at Lux Capital...
Managing Director, Excel Venture Management; Co-author (...
Mathematician; Computer Scientist; Cyberpunk Pioneer;...
Classics Scholar, University Librarian, ASU; Author, Pagans
Director, Big History Institute and Distinguished Professor...
Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan; Adjunct...
Psychologist, UC, Berkeley; Author, The Gardener and the...
Evolutionist, CNRS, Santa Fe Institute, Institute for...
Professor Emeritus, Stevens Institute of Technology; Former...
Scientist; Inventor; Entrepreneur; Investor
Author, The Most Human Human; Co-author (with Tom Griffiths...
Director, External Affairs, Science Museum Group; Co-author...
Associate Professor of History in Art, University of...
Evolutionary Biologist; Professor of Anthropology and...
Astrophysicist; Author, Why?: What Makes Us Curious
Archaeologist; Journalist; Author, Artifacts, Past Poetic
Professor of Biological Sciences, Physics, Astronomy,...
Web Psychologist, Speaker; Author, Webs of Influence: The...
Writer; Speaker; Thinker, Copenhagen, Denmark
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of...
Philosopher; Auguste Comte Chair in Social Epistemology,...
Cognitive Scientist, UC, Irvine; Author, Visual Intelligence
Theodore M. Newcomb Distinguished University Professor of...
Physicist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
CEO, Socratic Arts Inc.; John Evans Professor Emeritus of...
Professor of Geography, University of California Los...
Author, Machines Who Think, The Universal Machine, Bounded...