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.
Researchers are making progress toward a “perfect lens” that will be able to resolve an organelle assembling a protein or a virus attacking a cell.
Population expansion may be a major driver in the evolution of cooperation, with implications for new antibiotics, cancer treatments and perhaps even human behavior.
An interview with the Berkeley chemist K. Birgitta Whaley on the promise and challenge of translating quantum biology into practical quantum devices.
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