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Stories by Philip Ball

Game Theorists Crack Poker

An "essentially unbeatable" algorithm for Texas hold 'em points to strategies for solving real-life problems without having complete information

January 8, 2015 — Philip Ball and Nature magazine

Rhythm Is Heard Best in the Bass

Better detection by the brain could explain why low-pitched notes carry the beat across musical cultures

July 5, 2014 — Philip Ball and Nature magazine

DNA at 60: Still Much to Learn

On the diamond jubilee of the double helix, we should admit that we don't fully understand how evolution works at the molecular level

April 28, 2013 — Philip Ball and Nature magazine

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