A group of mathematicians has shown that at critical moments, a symmetry called rotational invariance is a universal property across many physical systems.
A temporal pattern of activity observed in human brains may explain how we can learn so quickly.
Mitochondria appear to communicate and cooperate with one another, both within and between cells. Biologists are only just beginning to understand how and why.
These ultrabright flashes have recently been tracked for days, upending ideas about the cataclysms that create them.
Genomic surveillance of the SARS-CoV-2 virus can help control the current pandemic and prevent future ones. But the process is marred by insufficient data and geographic inequities.
Even in an incomplete state, quantum field theory is the most successful physical theory ever discovered. Nathan Seiberg, one of its leading architects, talks about the gaps in QFT and how mathematicians could fill them.
For all their triumphs, AI systems can’t seem to generalize the concepts of “same” and “different.” Without that, researchers worry, the quest to create truly intelligent machines may be hopeless.
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