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New work raises the estimated diversity of viruses in the seas more than twelvefold and lays the groundwork for a better understanding of their impact on global nutrient cycles.

Quantum computers can’t selectively forget information. A new algorithm for multiplication shows a way around that problem.

Researchers are beginning to understand the ways in which viruses strategically manipulate and cooperate with one another.

These games combine quantum entanglement, infinity and impossible-to-calculate winning probabilities. But if researchers can crack them, they’ll reveal deep mathematical secrets.

Two new studies show that the brain’s navigation system changes how it represents physical space to reflect personal experience.

A number theorist with programming prowess has found a solution to 33 = x³ + y³ + z³, a much-studied equation that went unsolved for 64 years.

Astronomers claim in a new paper that star motions should make it easy for civilizations to spread across the galaxy, but still we might find ourselves alone.

No new particles have been found at the Large Hadron Collider since the Higgs boson in 2012, but physicists say there’s much we can still learn from the Higgs itself.

As researchers delve deeper into the behavior of decentralized collective systems, they’re beginning to question some of their initial assumptions.