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At the molecular level, glass looks like a liquid. But an artificial neural network has picked up on hidden structure in its molecules that may explain why glass is rigid like a solid.
The heartbeat and other bodily processes play a surprising role in shaping perception and cognition.
Cosmic rays may have given right-handed genetic helixes an evolutionary edge at the beginning of life’s history.
One hundred years after it was proposed, the Ising model is used to understand everything from magnets to brains.
Representation theory was initially dismissed. Today, it’s central to much of mathematics.