To determine the nature of infinity, mathematicians face a choice between two new logical axioms. What they decide could help shape the future of mathematical truth.
Working on the centuries-old twin primes conjecture, two solitary researchers and a massive collaboration have made enormous advances over the last six months.
Analyzing individual cancer cells could reveal the answer to some of the disease’s most enduring mysteries.
Circulating RNAs carry messages for plants and invertebrates. Do they do the same for us?
Physicists have devised experiments that can probe the interface between quantum mechanics and general relativity.
Neuroscientists have identified a network of highly linked brain regions that could prove essential in integrating information and facilitating higher-order cognitive tasks.
Physicists have completed a new round of searches for the answer to why matter dominates over antimatter. But the radioactive decay that would solve the puzzle is evading them.
The nature of computing has changed dramatically over the last decade, and more innovation is needed to weather the gathering data storm.
New technologies have launched the life sciences into the age of big data. Biologists must now make sense of their windfall.
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