Masters of Science 2019

Six scientists share their latest discoveries, from human origins to exotic materials and mini-brains

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Science editor Clive Cookson on the third instalment of our series, celebrating the latest advances in fields from exobiology to synthetic intelligence

The Japanese scientist’s research could pave the way for lightweight cars and artificial muscles

The field of ‘synthetic intelligence’ aims to replicate the structural complexity of the human brain

A spate of discoveries has forced a radical rethink about our origins

We asked six top scientists to share the latest advances in their fields, from gene editing to robotics and the physics of time

Check out last year’s series, featuring David Eagleman, Cynthia Kenyon, Demis Hassabis and more