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Researchers are one step closer to injecting probability into deterministic machines.
Mathematicians typically appreciate either generic or exceptional beauty in their work, but one type is more useful in describing the universe.
For pioneering computer scientist Donald Knuth, good coding is synonymous with beautiful expression.
Two women programmers played a pivotal role in the birth of chaos theory. Their previously untold story illustrates the changing status of computation in science.
In the late 1940s, Richard Feynman invented a visual tool for simplifying particle calculations that forever changed theoretical physics.
Richard Feynman’s famous diagrams weren’t just a way to do calculations. They represented a deep shift in thinking about how the universe is put together.
The biologist Sean B. Carroll rediscovers the scientific thrill of an unexpected revelation.
The irreversibility of time may be a clue as to what makes up the universe’s dark matter.
In his latest book, the Nobel Prize winner Steven Weinberg explores how science made the modern world, and where it might take us from here.
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