Dan Page for Quanta Magazine
Does objective, perfect randomness exist, or is randomness merely a product of our ignorance?
The ancient Greeks wondered when “irrational” numbers can be approximated by fractions. By proving the longstanding Duffin-Schaeffer conjecture, two mathematicians have provided a complete answer.
To avoid passing on new mutations to offspring, plants may minimize the number of divisions by the stem cells that make flowers and seeds.
A visual prank exposes an Achilles’ heel of computer vision systems: Unlike humans, they can’t do a double take.
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