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A landmark proof in computer science has also solved an important problem called the Connes embedding conjecture. Mathematicians are working to understand it.
Sometimes a mirror that reflects 99.9999% of light isn’t good enough.
Three progressively heavier copies of each type of matter particle exist, and no one knows why. A new paper by Steven Weinberg takes a stab at explaining the pattern.
A recently unearthed fossil and new genomic discoveries are filling important gaps in scientists’ understanding of how primitive green algae eventually evolved into land vegetation.
In a new paper, physicists argue that hypothetical particles called axions could explain why the universe isn’t empty.
Faced with a decision, the brain weighs its options by bundling them into rapidly alternating cycles of brain waves.