A new theory suggests that cooperation between a host and its microbes may be a significant evolutionary force.
Three groups of experimentalists have independently observed a strange state of matter that forms from three particles of any type and at any scale, from practically infinitesimal to infinite.
Is the random noise inside a cell a nuisance, or have cells evolved ways to put it to work?
A scientist at Bell Labs has started construction of a topological qubit, which could be the building block of a robust, scalable quantum computer.
By comparing the genomes of social and solitary bees, scientists hope to uncover the basis for communal behavior.
Experimentalists have pinpointed the microscopic structure of waves inside high-temperature superconductors, which could be the key to understanding the complex materials.
Evidence from Southwestern deserts suggests that oxygen-breathing organisms arose on land rather than in the seas.
A new theory explains the seemingly irreversible arrow of time while yielding insights into entropy, quantum computers, black holes, and the past-future divide.
Knowing the rules behind ant-made structures could help scientists understand how other complex systems emerge in nature.
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