Physicists Eye Quantum-Gravity Interface
Physicists have devised experiments that can probe the interface between quantum mechanics and general relativity.
In Brain’s ‘Rich Club,’ Meetings of the Mind
Neuroscientists have identified a network of highly linked brain regions that could prove essential in integrating information and facilitating higher-order cognitive tasks.
Search Escalates for Key to Why Matter Exists
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 Future Fabric of Data Analysis
The nature of computing has changed dramatically over the last decade, and more innovation is needed to weather the gathering data storm.
Our Bodies, Our Data
New technologies have launched the life sciences into the age of big data. Biologists must now make sense of their windfall.
The Mathematical Shape of Things to Come
Scientific data sets are becoming more dynamic, requiring new mathematical techniques on par with the invention of calculus.
A Digital Copy of the Universe, Encrypted
As physics prepares for ambitious projects like the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, the field is seeking new methods of data-driven discovery.
Imagining Data Without Division
As science dives headlong into an ocean of data, the demands of large-scale interdisciplinary collaborations are growing increasingly acute.
Debating the Evolution of Multicellularity
An interview with the developmental biologist Cassandra Extavour on the origins of multicellular organisms and the evolution of cooperation.