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Searching for signs of life on faraway planets, astrobiologists must decide which telltale biosignature gases to target.
The physicist Subir Sachdev borrows tools from string theory to understand the puzzling behavior of high-temperature superconductors.
Bizarre quantum bonds connect distinct moments in time, suggesting that quantum links — not space-time — constitute the fundamental structure of the universe.
Two leading candidates for a “theory of everything,” long thought to be incompatible, may be two sides of the same coin.
The irreversibility of time may be a clue as to what makes up the universe’s dark matter.
If a theory can’t be tested, is it still science?
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?
The physicist Gabriela González is on the cusp of finding the first direct evidence of gravitational waves — soundlike wobbles in space-time produced by black holes and their kin.
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.
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