Psychedelic drugs, monkey brains and rescue drones to feature in cutting-edge research

Five experts who appeared in Horizon Magazine in 2022 outline how their areas of activity will evolve in the coming year and more. By VITTORIA D’ALESSIO From more fresh water and less depression to life-saving drones and thought-interpreting scans, 2023 promises to be a big year in science. Still, don’t expect to fly in a … Read more

Cryptocurrency upheaval could be a blessing in disguise for the future of blockchain technology

Every cloud has a silver lining. So whether or not the sun sets on cryptocurrencies, its underlying technology, blockchain, has a bright future beyond just coins. By  TOM CASSAUWERS Sam Bankman-Fried was the darling of the cryptocurrency world, then he became its black sheep. In November of this year, the cryptocurrency company he founded, Futures Exchange … Read more

From food on Mars to curbs on plastics, young scientists show power of their spirit and intellect

This year’s winners of the European Union Contest for Young Scientists come from small countries and have big ambitions for improving the world. By SOFIA STRODT As the year draws to a close, we take a look back at the 33rd annual European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) that took place in the Dutch city of Leiden … Read more

EU can lead in tackling green and social challenges in tandem: Sandrine Dixson-Declève

As it confronts environmental, geopolitical and economic shocks, Europe is in a position to show the way to climate neutrality and social equality, top advisor says. By  HORIZON STAFF As climate change accelerates, the European Union can offer the world a blueprint for ensuring social fairness during the clean-energy transition, according to a top advisor to … Read more