Organic pesticides to provide natural protection for endangered crops

Some vitally important European crops like vines and olives are being devastated by disease. Scientists are searching for biological replacements for chemical pesticides to improve crop and human health.   The threat to agriculture from invasive species is huge. The United Nations (UN) estimates that plant disease costs the world’s economy over €200 billion per … Read more

Expect smarter apps, quantum leaps, deeper space exploration, nanovaccines and more in 2022

We asked a selection of Europe’s scientists to shed light on their research and make predictions for the new year.   Despite the pandemic having upended so many aspects of our lives, scientists are optimistic about a slew of promising scientific advances they expect in 2022 in several research areas. Some breakthroughs will come because … Read more

Ring in the New Year with less food waste

While fighting food waste is a year-round mission, it’s more important than ever around the holidays. This is something to consider during this year’s festivities, typically known for an abundance of food.   Across Europe, holidays have become synonymous with overeating and food waste. While celebrations are marked with a glut of festive fare, latest … Read more

Horizon’s top stories of 2021

From coronavirus to climate change, asteroids and nanorobots, these are some of the stories that made 2021 a year to remember. Take a look at some of the most-read stories we shared this year.   At Horizon we covered more than 150 science news stories over the course of this year. So as the year … Read more

Q&A: On Nobel Prize-quality discoveries, scientific breakthroughs and unicorns

As the world’s newest Nobel Prize laureates gather for Nobel Week, EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel speaks about the incredible advancements made by scientists and the EU’s commitment to creating more tech unicorns.    Scientific discovery is celebrated worldwide with prizes and awards. The Nobel Prize is the ultimate accolade – the most prestigious scientific award … Read more