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Biology

The New Science of Evolutionary Forecasting

July 17, 2014

Newly discovered patterns in evolution may help scientists make accurate short-term predictions.

origins of life

Hints of Life’s Start Found in a Giant Virus

July 10, 2014

Newly discovered specimens support a more ancient origin for viruses, perhaps all the way back to the origins of life.

machine learning

Decoding Flu Viruses Before an Outbreak

August 29, 2013

Machine learning techniques are helping scientists pinpoint the mutations that allow bird and pig viruses to infect humans.