Scientists are homing in on a warning signal that arises in complex systems like ecological food webs, the brain and the Earth’s climate. Could it help prevent future catastrophes?
A theorem for coloring a large class of “perfect” mathematical networks could ease the way for a long-sought general coloring proof.
Nima Arkani-Hamed is championing a campaign to build the world’s largest particle collider, even as he pursues a new vision of the laws of nature.
In the drive to safeguard data from future quantum computers, cryptographers have stumbled upon a thin red line between security and efficiency.
Explore the deepest mysteries at the frontier of fundamental physics, and the most promising ideas put forth to solve them.
A 115-year effort to bridge the particle and fluid descriptions of nature has led mathematicians to an unexpected answer.
At super-low temperatures, a crystal called samarium hexaboride behaves in an unexplained, imagination-stretching way.
Three physicists have proposed a new solution to one of the deepest mysteries in particle physics: why the Higgs boson has such a tiny mass.
Physicists are beginning to unravel the mysteries of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays, particles accelerated by the most powerful forces in the universe.
Get highlights of the most important news delivered to your email inbox