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New work shows that neurons and other brain cells use DNA double-strand breaks, often associated with cancer, neurodegeneration and aging, to quickly express genes related to learning and memory.
The most widely used technique for finding the largest or smallest values of a math function turns out to be a fundamentally difficult computational problem.
The unambiguous discovery of a Wigner crystal relied on a novel technique for probing the insides of complex materials.
Brown dwarfs such as “The Accident” are illuminating the murky borderlands that separate planets from stars.
Theorists are in a frenzy over “fractons,” bizarre, but potentially useful, hypothetical particles that can only move in combination with one another.
Scientists have reported large DNA structures in some archaea that defy easy categorization.
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