A specific set of neurons deep in the brain may motivate us to seek company, holding social species together.
The astrophysicist, conceptual writer and host of standing-room-only scientific soirees at a repurposed factory in Brooklyn sees science as a powerful force in culture.
The search for exotic new physical phenomena is being led by huge experiments like the Large Hadron Collider. But at the other end of the spectrum lie tabletop experiments — small-scale probes of hidden dimensions, dark matter and dark energy.
How quantum entanglement connects with the “many worlds” of quantum theory.
A new study reveals that individual genes can create many different versions of the molecular machinery that powers the cell.
The cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman believes that evolution and quantum mechanics conspire to make objective reality an illusion.
The story of the universe’s birth — and evidence for string theory — could be found in triangles and myriad other shapes in the sky.
In the new, free-for-all era of dark matter research, the controversial idea that dark matter is concentrated in thin disks is being rescued from scientific oblivion.
A project to decipher the brain’s learning rules could revolutionize machine learning.
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