Two mathematicians have found what they say is a hole at the heart of a proof that has convulsed the mathematics community for nearly six years.
A visual prank exposes an Achilles’ heel of computer vision systems: Unlike humans, they can’t do a double take.
In math, sometimes the most common things are the hardest to find.
Maria-Luiza Pedrotti is illuminating the unseen worlds of plastic-eating bacteria that teem in massive ocean garbage patches.
For decades, astronomers weren’t able to find all of the atomic matter in the universe. A series of recent papers has revealed where it’s been hiding.