A scientist at Bell Labs has started construction of a topological qubit, which could be the building block of a robust, scalable quantum computer.
By comparing the genomes of social and solitary bees, scientists hope to uncover the basis for communal behavior.
Experimentalists have pinpointed the microscopic structure of waves inside high-temperature superconductors, which could be the key to understanding the complex materials.
Evidence from Southwestern deserts suggests that oxygen-breathing organisms arose on land rather than in the seas.
A new theory explains the seemingly irreversible arrow of time while yielding insights into entropy, quantum computers, black holes, and the past-future divide.
Knowing the rules behind ant-made structures could help scientists understand how other complex systems emerge in nature.
Support is growing for a decades-old physics idea suggesting that localized episodes of disordered brain activity help keep the overall system in healthy balance.
A conversation with the mathematical physicist Freeman Dyson on quantum electrodynamics, climate change and his latest pet project.
Scientists report the possible discovery of primordial gravitational waves, ripples in space-time that carry a record of how the universe began.
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