The latest in a new series of proofs brings theoretical computer scientists within striking distance of one of the great conjectures of their discipline.
To date the branches on the evolutionary tree of life, researchers are looking at horizontal gene transfers among ancient microorganisms, which once seemed only to muddle the record.
Long-overlooked “tunneling nanotubes” and other bridges between cells act as conduits for sharing RNA, proteins or even whole organelles.
An ambitious study in yeast shows that the health of cells depends on the highly intertwined effects of many genes, few of which can be deleted together without consequence.
In new computer experiments, artificial-intelligence algorithms can tell the future of chaotic systems.
By making the first progress on the “chromatic number of the plane” problem in over 60 years, an anti-aging pundit has achieved mathematical immortality.
Atomic clocks are letting physicists tighten the lasso around elusive phenomena such as dark matter.
The statistician Donald Richards lives to uncover subtle patterns hiding in real-world data.