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The solutions to Einstein’s equations that describe a spinning black hole won’t blow up, even when poked or prodded.
Partnerships between engineers and biologists have begun to reveal how birds evolved their superb maneuverability.
Christopher Kanan is building algorithms that can continuously learn over time — the way we do.
Readers balanced logical reasoning and mathematical insights to find phony coins with a double-pan balance scale.
For centuries, mathematicians have tried to prove that Euler’s fluid equations can produce nonsensical answers. A new approach to machine learning has researchers betting that “blowup” is near.
Perineuronal nets, rigid structures that hold certain neurons in place, affect a surprising amount of brain activity, including some associated with chronic pain.
The Kakeya conjecture predicts how much room you need to point a line in every direction. In one number system after another — with one important exception — mathematicians have been proving it true.
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