Decades after the landmark proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem, ideas abound for how to make it even more reliable. But such efforts reflect a deep misunderstanding of what makes the proof so important.
Viruses and other parasites may sync with their host’s biological clock — or reset it — to gain an advantage.
Surviving fragments of genetic material preserved in sediments allow scientists to see the full diversity of past life — even microbes.
The universe of problems that a computer can check has grown. The researchers’ secret ingredient? Quantum entanglement.
A little high school geometry can help you understand the basic math behind movie recommendation engines.
Some viruses can replicate without infecting any one cell with all their genes.