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A series of fossil finds suggests that life on Earth started earlier than anyone thought, calling into question a widely held theory of the solar system’s beginnings.
Two mathematicians prove that under certain extreme conditions, the Navier-Stokes equations output nonsense.
Nobel laureate Susumu Tonegawa’s lab is overturning old assumptions about how memories form, how recall works and whether lost memories might be restored from “silent engrams.”
An eminent mathematician reveals that his advances in the study of millennia-old mathematical questions owe to concepts derived from physics.
The oldest law of genetics says that gametes combine randomly, but experiments hint that sometimes eggs select sperm actively for their genetic assets.
To efficiently analyze a firehose of data, scientists first have to break big numbers into bits.
Physicists theorize that a new “traversable” kind of wormhole could resolve a baffling paradox and rescue information that falls into black holes.