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Computer scientists have come up with a bounded algorithm that can fairly divide a cake among any number of people.
The surprising discovery of a massive, Milky Way–size galaxy that is made of 99.99 percent dark matter has astronomers dreaming up new ideas about how galaxies form.
Computer scientists can prove certain programs to be error-free with the same certainty that mathematicians prove theorems.
Just months after their discovery, gravitational waves coming from the mergers of black holes are shaking up astrophysics.
Irrationality may be a consequence of the brain’s ravenous energy needs.
Physicists are confronting their “nightmare scenario.” What does the absence of new particles suggest about how nature works?
A hint that neutrinos behave differently than antineutrinos suggests an answer to one the biggest questions in physics.
The bulk of biological research is centered on a handful of species. Are we missing a huge chunk of interesting biology?
According to our best theories of physics, the universe is a fixed block where time only appears to pass.
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