Jennifer Ouellette

Contributing Writer

The Quantum Fabric of Space-Time

How Quantum Pairs Stitch Space-Time

New tools may reveal how quantum information builds the structure of space.

Reaching for the Multiverse
Infinity and Beyond: The Ultimate Test

Multiverse Collisions May Dot the Sky

Early in cosmic history, our universe may have bumped into another — a primordial clash that could have left traces in the Big Bang’s afterglow.

neuroscience

A Fundamental Theory to Model the Mind

Support is growing for a decades-old physics idea suggesting that localized episodes of disordered brain activity help keep the overall system in healthy balance.

Data Driven: The New Big Science

The Future Fabric of Data Analysis

The nature of computing has changed dramatically over the last decade, and more innovation is needed to weather the gathering data storm.

Data Driven: The New Big Science

The Mathematical Shape of Things to Come

Scientific data sets are becoming more dynamic, requiring new mathematical techniques on par with the invention of calculus.

particle physics

In Hunt for Dark Matter, Promises to Keep?

Whispers of the elusive particles are becoming stronger with a series of signals that appear to be zeroing in on a leading contender.

Biology

Biologists Home in on Turing Patterns

New research has prompted a resurgence of interest in the patterning mechanisms Alan Turing proposed 60 years ago.

Physics

Alice and Bob Meet the Wall of Fire

If a new hypothesis about black hole firewalls proves correct, at least one of three cherished notions in theoretical physics must be wrong.