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A curious physicist has discovered an unexpected link between theoretical block collisions and a famed quantum search algorithm.

While mathematics gives us elegant explanations for many physical phenomena, real-world situations often require us to scramble through dense numerical thickets.

Summer sea ice could vanish later this decade, with disastrous consequences. It all depends on the physics of ice.

The noted mathematician and author Steven Strogatz explains why he wanted to share intimate conversations with leading researchers from diverse fields in his new podcast.

A startling experimental discovery about how fluids behave started a wave of important mathematical proofs.

The laws of physics stay the same no matter one’s perspective. Now this idea is allowing computers to detect features in curved and higher-dimensional space.

Giant blobs nestled deep in the Earth may influence everything from the structure of island chains to mass-extinction events.

Physicists saw a black hole for the first time, debated the expansion rate of the universe, pondered the origin of time and modeled the end of clouds.

Snow crystals come in two main types. The “pope” of snowflake physics has a new theory that explains why.

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