Digital security depends on the difficulty of factoring large numbers. A new proof shows why one method for breaking digital encryption won’t work.
Two independent papers vanquish lingering doubts about LIGO’s historic discovery of gravitational waves.
A report that a fish can pass the “mirror test” for self-awareness reignites debates about how to define and measure that elusive quality.
Neither animal, plant, fungus nor familiar protozoan, a strange microbe that sits in its own “supra-kingdom” of life foretells incredible biodiversity yet to be discovered by new sequencing technologies.
Equations, like numbers, cannot always be split into simpler elements.
As it becomes clear that the body’s cells have more diverse regenerative capabilities than expected, experts have had to reconsider their approach to stem cell research.
The Frauchiger-Renner thought experiment has shaken up the world of quantum foundations.