The cosmologist David Spergel explains why a widely publicized gravitational-wave discovery could be wrong, and how the “overreaching” study could affect the public’s perception of science.
Chao-Lin Kuo, who helped design the experiment that claimed to have found evidence of gravitational waves from the Big Bang, isn’t bothered by criticism that cosmic dust may account for his results.
Surprising oil drop experiments suggest that the quantum world may not be as strange as advertised.
An insight borrowed from computer science suggests that evolution values both fitness and diversity.
When scientists traced a museum rock back to its origins, they uncovered mysteries about the early solar system.
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.
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