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Field research suggests a new explanation for the synchronized flashing in fireflies and confirms that a novel form of “chimeric” synchrony occurs naturally.
A mathematical model shows how a thermodynamic mechanism could have made protocells split in two.
The physicist Jeff Gore tests theories about microbe communities experimentally and finds new rules governing ecological stability.
Studies suggest that self-disseminating vaccines could prevent the “spillover” of animal viruses into humans as pandemic diseases.
Plants ignore the most energy-rich part of sunlight because stability matters more than efficiency, according to a new model of photosynthesis.
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