Wat weten we niet?

In bladen als Science komen normaliter alleen wetenschappelijke artikelen waarin nieuwe ontdekkingen worden gedaan aan de orde. Maar daarbij vergeten we vaak dat wel heel veel dingen nog steeds niet weten. Om haar 125 jarig jubileum te vieren besteedt Science er deze maand aandacht aan. Dus… Wat weten we nog niet?

What Is the Universe Made Of? What is the Biological Basis of Consciousness? Why Do Humans Have So Few Genes? To What Extent Are Genetic Variation and Personal Health Linked? Can the Laws of Physics Be Unified? How Much Can Human Life Span Be Extended? What Controls Organ Regeneration?
How Can a Skin Cell Become a Nerve Cell? How Does a Single Somatic Cell Become a Whole Plant? How Does Earth’s Interior Work? Are We Alone in the Universe? How and Where Did Life on Earth Arise? What Determines Species Diversity? What Genetic Changes Made Us Uniquely Human? How Are Memories Stored and Retrieved? How Did Cooperative Behavior Evolve? How Will Big Pictures Emerge from a Sea of Biological Data? How Far Can We Push Chemical Self-Assembly? What Are the Limits of Conventional Computing? Can We Selectively Shut Off Immune Responses? Do Deeper Principles Underlie Quantum Uncertainty and Nonlocality? Is an Effective HIV Vaccine Feasible? How Hot Will the Greenhouse World Be? What Can Replace Cheap Oil — and When? Will Malthus Continue to Be Wrong?

Voor nog 100 dingen die we niet weten verwijs ik u graag hierheen (met essays over de eerste 25 dingen!).

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