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New insights from neuroscience — aided by a small zoo’s worth of dancing animals — are revealing the biological origins of rhythm.
A previously unnoticed property of prime numbers seems to violate a long-standing assumption about how they behave.
The mathematician John Horton Conway’s myriad accomplishments — including the Game of Life, sprouts and the surreal numbers — are the product of a mind at play.
A satellite spotted a burst of light just as gravitational waves rolled in from the collision of two black holes. Was the flash a cosmic coincidence, or do astrophysicists need to rethink what black holes can do?
In a virtuoso experiment, physicists have revealed details of a “quantum critical point” that underlies high-temperature superconductivity.
Perhaps chemistry played a more instrumental role in the origin of life than scientists thought.
Ripples in space-time have been detected a century after Einstein predicted them, launching a new era in astronomy.
Searching for signs of life on faraway planets, astrobiologists must decide which telltale biosignature gases to target.
The same brain cells that track location in space appear to also count beats in time. The research suggests that our thoughts may take place on a mental space-time canvas.
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