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Rogue waves — enigmatic giants of the sea — were thought to be caused by two different mechanisms. But a new idea that borrows from the hinterlands of probability theory has the potential to predict them all.
The dendritic arms of some human neurons can perform logic operations that once seemed to require whole neural networks.
Three physicists stumbled across an unexpected relationship between some of the most ubiquitous objects in math.
A tool known as BERT can now beat humans on advanced reading-comprehension tests. But it’s also revealed how far AI has to go.
Only 170 million years ago, new plankton evolved. Their demand for carbon and calcium permanently transformed the seas as homes for life.
A brain circuit that suppresses distracting sensory information holds important clues about attention and other cognitive processes.
Modern humans and more ancient hominins interbred many times throughout Eurasia and Africa, and the genetic flow went both ways.
Theories about how animals became multicellular are shifting as researchers find greater complexity in our single-celled ancestors.
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