A series of observations at the very edge of the universe has reignited a debate over what lifted the primordial cosmic fog. The post Cosmic Discoveries Fuel a Fight Over the Universe’s Beginnings appeared first on WIRED.
To assess the ocean's health, ecology's "rugged individualists" learned to get with the big data program. The post Ecologists Are Drowning in Sea of Data. These Tools Could Help appeared first on WIRED.
The new experiments suggest that simple models can explain the behavior of thousands of interacting organisms. The post Swirling Bacteria Illuminate the Strange Physics of Swarms appeared first on WIRED.
As physicists extend the 19th-century laws of thermodynamics to the quantum realm, they're rewriting the relationships among energy, entropy and information. The post What Happens When You Mix Thermodynamics and the Quantum World? A Revolution appeared first on WIRED.
Angela Olinto's new balloon experiment takes her one step closer to the unknown source of the most energetic particles in the universe. The post A Cosmic-Ray Hunter Closes in on Super-Energetic Particles appeared first on WIRED.
After a surprise discovery, astrophysicists are racing to understand superenergetic flashes of radio waves that sometimes beep out from distant galaxies. The post Inside the Hunt for the Source of a Mysterious Cosmic Burst appeared first on WIRED.
Powerful new quantitative tools are now available to combat partisan bias in the drawing of voting districts. The post Gerrymandering Is Illegal, But Only Mathematicians Can Prove It appeared first on WIRED.
When a German retiree proved a famous long-standing mathematical conjecture, the response was underwhelming. The post A Retiree Discovers an Elusive Math Proof—And Nobody Notices appeared first on WIRED.
Examine evolution over the course of years or centuries, and you'll find that it progresses much more quickly than it does over geologic time. What gives? The post Evolution Is Slower Than It Looks and Faster Than You Think appeared first on WIRED.