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The biologist Sean B. Carroll rediscovers the scientific thrill of an unexpected revelation.
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Deep Secrets and the Thrill of Discovery

The biologist Sean B. Carroll rediscovers the scientific thrill of an unexpected revelation.

The irreversibility of time may be a clue as to what makes up the universe’s dark matter.
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Time’s (Almost) Reversible Arrow

The irreversibility of time may be a clue as to what makes up the universe’s dark matter.

Machine learning works spectacularly well, but mathematicians aren’t quite sure why.
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Big Data’s Mathematical Mysteries

Machine learning works spectacularly well, but mathematicians aren’t quite sure why.

The physical nature of computers might reveal deep truths about their uniquely powerful abstract abilities.
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The Physical Origin of Universal Computing

The physical nature of computers might reveal deep truths about their uniquely powerful abstract abilities.

Einstein refused to believe in the inherent unpredictability of the world. Is the subatomic world insane, or just subtle?
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Einstein’s Parable of Quantum Insanity

Einstein refused to believe in the inherent unpredictability of the world. Is the subatomic world insane, or just subtle?

Computers can translate French and prove mathematical theorems. But can they make deep conceptual insights into the way the world works?
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The Rise of Computer-Aided Explanation

Computers can translate French and prove mathematical theorems. But can they make deep conceptual insights into the way the world works?