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Science breakthroughs, mythbusting and fresh research-based perspectives for better decision-making. Check out hand-picked stories from our community.
Cracking the toughest problems
Read about radically creative approaches that are turning fundamental research into tools to create a better future for us all.
Common neurological disorders like depression and chronic pain can be challenging to treat with conventional methods. An automated version of a long-used brain stimulation technique holds real promise as a reliable and effective drug-free alternative.
Antimicrobial resistance is causing a silent, stealthy pandemic – and the pipeline of new antibiotics is dwindling. The good news is that researchers are turning to other ways to fight bacteria, by targeting the very weapons they deploy during an infection.
Doctoral researcher Ville Repo, Radical Ceramics Group
There's a high possibility of failure. But if it works, it could be a game-changer.
Bridging the gap between science and decision making
Our experts break down what we should know about current societal trends.
Tweaking the healthcare system won’t help if its structure provides the wrong incentives, says Paul Lillrank. The professor emeritus of industrial economics gives his views on what’s wrong with Finland’s healthcare system and what should be done about it.
We live in a world where hackers stalk teleworkers and advertisers spy on us. You can’t protect yourself from everything, but a little effort can get you to safer waters. Mikko Kiviharju, professor of practice in cybersecurity, offers five tips for securing your data.
Assistant Professor Luana Dessbesell explains what makes bioinnovation truly sustainable and how to avoid challenges that stalk growth entrepreneurs.
How do we keep our houses cool when summers are getting hotter? Is it worth using a natural ventilation system? Is air-conditioning the same as cooling? Professor Risto Kosonen offers some tips for managing indoor air temperature in your home.
When you think about the powerhouses ensuring our societal and economical success, universities may not be the first thing to pop into mind. It's clear that a university's basic function is to provide education and advance scientific research, but what else is there?
Is it worth inviting everyone to a virtual meeting? Do you stare at your own picture on the screen? Assistant Professor Niina Nurmi discusses some of the best practices from remote meetings, based on a recent study.
How does ownership in Finland hold up against that of Sweden, Denmark and Norway? The world’s first professor of ownership – Samuli Knüpfer – lists the challenges and tells why a solution is urgently needed
How can green hydrogen help make the world a better place, and how can Finland encourage its development and uptake? We’ve compiled a concise information package on green hydrogen for decision-makers.
I didn’t know that!
Think you understand how things work? Aalto researchers set the record straight on key issues of our time.
ChatGPT, Dall-e and similar AI systems evoke both excitement and fear. Matti Nelimarkka, visiting scholar at Aalto University and University Lecturer in Social Data Science at the University of Helsinki, clarifies some common misconceptions about these systems.
Senior researcher Tuomas Savolainen addresses some common beliefs about black holes.
Whether you call them autonomous, self-driving or robot cars, there is a lot of discussion about when, where and how these vehicles will take to the roads.
Will artificial intelligence take your job in marketing? True or false: five claims about the future of marketing
Johanna Frösén, Associate Professor of Marketing, provides insights on some beliefs associated with marketing analytics
Does entrepreneurship cause stress and burnout? True or false: five claims about entrepreneurs’ wellbeing
Professor Ewald Kibler examines common beliefs about entrepreneurship in light of his recent research
A breakthrough in fusion energy production was achieved last week when, for the first time ever, the fusion reactions in a small fuel pellet yielded more energy than the pellet had absorbed. We asked our researchers, Taina Kurki-Suonio and Eero Hirvijoki, about five claims related to fusion.
Do dividends enrich shareholders? Is investing only for the rich? True or false: five claims about investing
Investing has become a hot topic in the media, in online discussions and around watercoolers and coffee machines – but are these conversations sharing wisdom or spreading myths? To help people make informed decisions, we asked Professor of Finance Peter Nyberg to talk about five claims and separate fact from fiction.