Mathematicians are devising new techniques to better predict how to tie strong knots that are useful in climbing and sailing
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Theoretical models can be complex—but the most successful ones are usually not
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A new material’s strange properties could be useful in future quantum computers
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Human hair tested stronger than thicker fibers from elephants, boars and giraffes, providing clues to materials scientists hoping to make superstrong synthetic fibers.
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Cabinet greenlights $600-million Hyper-Kamiokande experiment, which scientists hope will bring revolutionary discoveries
While some hydropower facilities release almost no greenhouse gases, others can actually be worse than burning fossil fuels.
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Analysis finds that the planet’s protective shield was in place by at least 3.7 billion years ago, as early life arose
Nanoscale experiments reveal that quantum effects can transmit heat between objects separated by empty space
Astronauts are giving the International Space Station’s premier science experiment a life-extending transplant to continue its hunt for antimatter, dark matter, and more
The white bellbird of the Amazon may be the loudest bird in the world.
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Bats’ hunting angle of approach cuts through the noise
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To save quantum mechanics, information must break free from black holes. New observations may help tell us how
The fiber-optic cables that connect the global Internet could potentially be used as seismic sensors. Christopher Intagliata reports.