Genetically identical animals raised under similar conditions can make very different choices. These distinctions are helping researchers map the biological basis of individuality.
The largest evolutionary tree ever compiled leads researchers to conclude that chance mutation — not natural selection — drives the development of new species.
Imagine the fabric of space-time peeled back layer by layer.
New tools may reveal how quantum information builds the structure of space.
A bold new idea aims to link two famously discordant descriptions of nature. In doing so, it may also reveal how space-time owes its existence to the spooky connections of quantum information.
Computer scientist Stuart Russell wants to ensure that our increasingly intelligent machines remain aligned with human values.
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.
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