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.
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.
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