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Zoonotic diseases like influenza and many coronaviruses start out in animals, but their biological machinery often enables them to jump to humans.
As astronomers get better at finding the comets and asteroids of other stars, they’ll learn more about the universe and our place in it.
The noted mathematician and author Steven Strogatz explains why he wanted to share intimate conversations with leading researchers from diverse fields in his new podcast.
No one knows how to find the smallest shape that can cover all other shapes of a certain width. But high school geometry is getting us closer to an answer.
Smallpox was eradicated relatively quickly, but other diseases have proved harder to eliminate. The reasons are a mix of biology and psychology.
Looking for answers in infinite space is hard. High school math can help narrow your search.
Researchers finally seem to have a quantum computer that can outperform a classical computer. But what does that really mean?
The way you learned to multiply works, but computers employ a faster algorithm.
There are many different ways to think about probability. Quantum mechanics embodies them all.
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