The accelerating effort to understand the mathematics of quantum field theory will have profound consequences for both math and physics.
The discovery of a gene shared by two unrelated species of fish is the latest evidence that horizontal gene transfers occur surprisingly often in vertebrates.
Scientists have long struggled to understand how common planets form. A new supercomputer simulation shows that the missing ingredient may be magnetism.
A new proof establishes the boundary at which a shape becomes so corrugated, it can be crushed.
Scientists have begun to decipher the subtle signs that reveal how explosive a volcanic eruption is going to be.
Playing with numbers can lead to deep mathematical and scientific insights.
Jordan Ellenberg enjoys studying — and writing about — the mathematics underlying everyday phenomena.
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