An unorthodox symbiotic theory about the origin of eukaryotes’ defining characteristic may soon be put to the test.
Physicists plan to leave no stone unturned, checking whether dark matter tickles different types of detectors, nudges starlight, warms planetary cores or even lodges in rocks.
A numerical puzzle, a geometric puzzle and a game of random patterns — all with connections to the legendary mathematician — elicited an enthusiastic response from readers.
An exercise in pure mathematics has led to a wide-ranging theory of how the world comes together.
Struggling with math problems that can’t be solved helps us better understand the ones we can.
Even genes essential for life can be caught in an evolutionary arms race that forces them to change or be replaced.