The legendary graph isomorphism problem may be harder than a 2015 result seemed to suggest.
Can you turn a two-dimensional fractal into a 3-D object? Break out your scissors and tape for a chance to win a 3-D printed sculpture.
A mission to collect samples from the far side of the moon could answer questions about a barrage of asteroids nearly 4 billion years ago.
The effort to unify quantum mechanics and general relativity means reconciling totally different notions of time.
How do physicists reconstruct what really happened in a particle collision? Through calculations that are so challenging that, in some cases, they simply can’t be done. Yet.
The same problem that caused the 2007 financial crisis also tripped up the polling data ahead of this year’s presidential election.
So-called “analogue experiments” are becoming increasingly common in physics, but do they teach or mislead?
The results of this year’s presidential election made a mockery of analytical election forecast modelers.
A new look at the reasons why organisms missing pairs of genes sometimes do much better than normal.
The cell is equipped with multiple redundancies in case something goes wrong. Researchers have begun to map these systems.
Science is a constantly changing, self-correcting process. Why do we teach it as a collection of old, settled facts?
When divvying something up, there's more than one way to define what's fair.
Three physicists have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for rewriting our understanding of exotic quantum states on the surfaces of materials.
A camera lens often used by wildlife and sports photographers has helped astronomers learn about dark matter and galaxy formation.
The first star map from the ESA’s Gaia space telescope is poised to revolutionize our understanding of the Milky Way galaxy.
How do scientists react to major breaking science news? For astrophysicists after the big gravitational waves announcement, it was meeting for two weeks in Santa Barbara, California.