Taste and smell receptors in unexpected organs monitor the state of the body’s natural microbial health and raise an alarm over invading parasites.
Three physicists stumbled across an unexpected relationship between some of the most ubiquitous objects in math.
Activity in the visual cortex and other sensory areas is dominated by signals about body movements, down to little tics and twitches. Scientists are now rethinking how they study and conceive of perception.
By ignoring their goals, evolutionary algorithms have solved longstanding challenges in artificial intelligence.
Most every cosmologist believes the universe is flat. A new analysis argues that it’s closed.
New work on the problem of “scissors congruence” explains when it’s possible to slice up one shape and reassemble it as another.