Life’s first epoch saw incredible advances — cells, metabolism and DNA, to name a few. Researchers are resurrecting ancient proteins to illuminate the biological dark ages.
A mathematician who has analyzed card shuffling for decades is tackling one final nemesis: “smooshing.”
A collaboration between mechanical engineers and mathematicians has revealed universal rules for how wrinkles form.
Two years ago, Yitang Zhang was virtually unknown. Now his surprise solution to a major problem in number theory has catapulted him to mathematical stardom. Where does he go from here?
Is dark energy a cosmic chameleon that can fade into its surroundings? A recent test brings the mysterious anti-gravitational force down to earth.
The comb jelly, a primitive marine creature, is forcing scientists to rethink how animals got their start.
A statistical anomaly in the signal from rare particle decays at the Large Hadron Collider offers hope that new discoveries might be around the corner.
In his latest book, the Nobel Prize winner Steven Weinberg explores how science made the modern world, and where it might take us from here.
Researchers are on the trail of a mysterious connection between number theory, algebra and string theory.
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