New data collected by mathematicians and oceanographers in the frigid waters of the Southern Ocean could dramatically improve climate models.
Glass and other strange materials have long confounded textbook definitions of what it means to be solid. Now, two groups of physicists propose a new solution to the riddle.
New research has prompted a resurgence of interest in the patterning mechanisms Alan Turing proposed 60 years ago.
In an increasingly interconnected world, scientists are seeking safeguards against catastrophic cascades of failure like stock market crashes and widespread blackouts.
Three “extremely large telescopes” poised to begin observations within a decade could help answer some of the universe’s oldest and best-kept secrets.
A new collection of arresting wallpaper designs seems to defy the crystallographic restriction.
As the role of computers in pure mathematics grows, researchers debate their reliability.
All complex correlated systems, from Arctic melt ponds to the Internet, appear to be governed by the same math as a random matrix.
An infinitesimal advance in the traveling salesman problem breathes new life into the search for improved approximate solutions.
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