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A decades-old method called the “bootstrap” is enabling new discoveries about the geometry underlying all quantum theories.

Scientists are exploring a mysterious pattern, found in birds’ eyes, boxes of marbles and other surprising places, that is neither regular nor random.

A potent theory has emerged explaining a mysterious statistical law that arises throughout physics and mathematics.

All complex correlated systems, from Arctic melt ponds to the Internet, appear to be governed by the same math as a random matrix.