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Here Come the Waves

After a clutch of historic detections, gravitational-wave researchers have set their sights on some ambitious scientific quarry

5 hours ago — Davide Castelvecchi and Nature magazine

How Seashells Take Shape

Mathematical modeling reveals the mechanical forces that guide the development of mollusk spirals, spines and ribs

April 19, 2018 — Derek E. Moulton, Alain Goriely and Régis Chirat

The Nature of Space and Time

Two relativists present their distinctive views on the universe, its evolution and the impact of quantum theory

March 14, 2018 — Stephen W. Hawking and Roger Penrose

The Elusive Theory of Everything

Physicists have long sought to find one final theory that would unify all of physics. Instead they may have to settle for several

March 14, 2018 — Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow

Portrait of a Memory

Researchers are painting intricate pictures of individual memories and learning how the brain works in the process

March 14, 2018 — Helen Shen and Nature magazine
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