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In the complex architecture that ferries fluids in plants and brains, scientists are finding a model of resilience.
networks

Nature’s Loopy Architecture

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.
Physics

Physicists Close In on ‘Perfect’ Optical Lens

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.
evolution

On Microbial Frontier, Cooperation Thrives

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.
Q&A

In Pursuit of Quantum Biology

An interview with the Berkeley chemist K. Birgitta Whaley on the promise and challenge of translating quantum biology into practical quantum devices.

Studies show that computer models called “neural networks” behave strikingly similar to actual brains when performing certain tasks, suggesting the two may learn in the same way.
computer science

Evidence That Machines Learn Like Us

Studies show that computer models called “neural networks” behave strikingly similar to actual brains when performing certain tasks, suggesting the two may learn in the same way.

Whispers of the elusive particles are becoming stronger with a series of signals that appear to be zeroing in on a leading contender.
particle physics

In Hunt for Dark Matter, Promises to Keep?

Whispers of the elusive particles are becoming stronger with a series of signals that appear to be zeroing in on a leading contender.

Scientists are exploring how organisms can evolve elaborate structures without Darwinian selection.
evolution

The Surprising Origins of Life’s Complexity

Scientists are exploring how organisms can evolve elaborate structures without Darwinian selection.

Two young mathematicians are illuminating a frontier in the study of rational solutions to polynomial equations: the cubics.
number theory

Mathematicians Shed Light on Elliptic Curves

Two young mathematicians are illuminating a frontier in the study of rational solutions to polynomial equations: the cubics.

New findings suggest that beneath the surface of quantum theory lies a vibrant string theory world where some matter corresponds to black holes in higher dimensions.
string theory

A Strange Side to Nature

New findings suggest that beneath the surface of quantum theory lies a vibrant string theory world where some matter corresponds to black holes in higher dimensions.