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2018 in Review

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2018 in Review

Quanta’s Science and Math Crossword Puzzle

December 21, 2018

Celebrate a year’s worth of scientific and mathematical insights by solving this brain-teasing cryptic crossword from our puzzle columnist.

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2018 in Review

The Year in Math and Computer Science

December 21, 2018

Several mathematicians under the age of 30 left their marks all over the field, and amateur problem-solvers of all ages made significant contributions to long-dormant puzzles.

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2018 in Review

The Year in Biology

December 21, 2018

Biologists gained new insights into life’s genomically tumultuous past, viruses as crucial components of life, the hidden talents of complex cells and basic aspects of cognition and memory.

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2018 in Review

The Year in Physics

December 21, 2018

The field of fundamental physics is experiencing both a period of confusion and an openness to new ideas.