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.
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.
Get highlights of the most important news delivered to your email inbox