Contrary to popular belief, bacteria have organelles too. Scientists are now studying them for insights into how complex cells evolved.
Astronomers have discovered a complex planetary system still swirling into existence.
New experimental results simultaneously advance and challenge the theory that the brain’s network of neurons balances on the knife-edge between two phases.
A recent challenge to Stephen Hawking’s biggest idea — about how the universe might have come from nothing — has cosmologists choosing sides.
An experiment caught a quantum system in the middle of a jump — something the originators of quantum mechanics assumed was impossible.
Immunologists confirm an old hunch: T-cells identify what belongs in the body by timing how long they can bind to it.
Decades after the landmark proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem, ideas abound for how to make it even more reliable. But such efforts reflect a deep misunderstanding of what makes the proof so important.
Viruses and other parasites may sync with their host’s biological clock — or reset it — to gain an advantage.