A group of little-known Hungarian physicists claim to have found a new fundamental particle. Now other researchers are raising questions about the team’s past work.

Suchitra Sebastian’s searches for quantum anomalies have led to the potential discovery of a new building block of matter.

A lab in Hungary has reported an anomaly that could lead to a physics revolution. But even as excitement builds, closer scrutiny has unearthed a troubling backstory.

Recent tests show that quantum computers made by D-Wave systems should solve some problems faster than ordinary computers. Researchers have begun to map out exactly which queries might benefit from these quantum machines.

A new series of papers has settled a long-standing question related to the popular game in which players seek patterned sets of three cards.

Try these shortcuts for solving problems that seem to require a lengthy calculation.

Neanderthals and Denisovans may have endowed modern humans with genetic variants that helped them thrive in new environments**. **

A surprising new proof is helping to connect the mathematics of infinity to the physical world.

Greatness was always expected of Ken Ono. But as he struggled with his parents’ expectations, he found solace and inspiration in the life of two-time college dropout — and mathematical genius — Srinivasa Ramanujan, the subject of the film *The Man Who Knew Infinity*.