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So-called “analogue experiments” are becoming increasingly common in physics, but do they teach or mislead?
The results of this year’s presidential election made a mockery of analytical election forecast modelers.
A new look at the reasons why organisms missing pairs of genes sometimes do much better than normal.
The cell is equipped with multiple redundancies in case something goes wrong. Researchers have begun to map these systems.
Science is a constantly changing, self-correcting process. Why do we teach it as a collection of old, settled facts?
Three physicists have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for rewriting our understanding of exotic quantum states on the surfaces of materials.
A camera lens often used by wildlife and sports photographers has helped astronomers learn about dark matter and galaxy formation.
The first star map from the ESA’s Gaia space telescope is poised to revolutionize our understanding of the Milky Way galaxy.
How do scientists react to major breaking science news? For astrophysicists after the big gravitational waves announcement, it was meeting for two weeks in Santa Barbara, California.
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