Catherine Dulac is overturning preconceptions about “male” and “female” instincts and opening new avenues to treating postpartum depression.
The goal of the “busy beaver” game is to find the longest-running computer program. Its pursuit has surprising connections to some of the most profound questions and concepts in mathematics.
Mathematicians have long pondered the reach of a grazing goat tied to a fence, only finding approximate answers until now.
The simple insight that most changes are random had a profound effect on genetics, evolution and ecology.
The result highlights a fundamental tension: Either the rules of quantum mechanics don’t always apply, or at least one basic assumption about reality must be wrong.
A team in Paris has made the most precise measurement yet of the fine-structure constant, killing hopes for a new force of nature.
In three bursts of adaptive change, one species of cichlid fish in Lake Tanganyika gave rise to hundreds.
At 21, Ashwin Sah has produced a body of work that senior mathematicians say is nearly unprecedented for a college student.