Researchers are on the trail of a mysterious connection between number theory, algebra and string theory.
Nature has revealed peculiar mathematical objects that connect order and chaos.
The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider fired up for its 15th run to take a deeper look at the building blocks of atoms.
An infection sweeping through Australia’s struggling koala population provides an unprecedented opportunity to explore how retroviruses insert themselves into the genome.
Inside the cell’s nucleus, the double helix folds up in myriad loops and twists. The quest to unravel this structure is revealing the subtle genetic orchestration of all life on Earth.
If string theorists can show that their framework is the only consistent theory of quantum gravity, does that make it true even without tangible evidence?
A new solution to the prisoner’s dilemma, a classic game theory scenario, has created new puzzles in evolutionary biology.
Interest in a powerful DNA editing tool called CRISPR has revealed that bacteria are far more sophisticated than anyone imagined.
No definitive evidence for cosmic inflation is found, but support remains strong for the theory even as critics highlight its shortcomings as an explanation for how and why the universe began.
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