Scientific data sets are becoming more dynamic, requiring new mathematical techniques on par with the invention of calculus.
As physics prepares for ambitious projects like the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, the field is seeking new methods of data-driven discovery.
As science dives headlong into an ocean of data, the demands of large-scale interdisciplinary collaborations are growing increasingly acute.
An interview with the developmental biologist Cassandra Extavour on the origins of multicellular organisms and the evolution of cooperation.
Physicists have discovered a jewel-shaped geometric object that challenges the notion that space and time are fundamental constituents of nature.
A computational study reveals surprising flexibility hidden within metabolic networks, providing new evidence for an evolutionary concept called exaptation.
Machine learning techniques are helping scientists pinpoint the mutations that allow bird and pig viruses to infect humans.
How do you know if a quantum computer is doing what it claims? A new protocol offers a possible solution and a boost to quantum cryptography.
In the complex architecture that ferries fluids in plants and brains, scientists are finding a model of resilience.
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