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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-07 00:49    
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“This question, whether the Conway knot is slice, had been kind of a touchstone for a lot of the modern development… https://t.co/rWXjRc3aWb

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-07 00:39    
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Many mathematicians tried and failed to prove the Schinzel-Zassenhaus conjecture. Recently, Vesselin Dimitrov solve… https://t.co/j8GvyEdwLo

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-07 00:36    
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Researchers wondered why deep learning computer vision programs aren’t better at identifying objects. Now they know… https://t.co/E98t76oiDU

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-07 00:36    
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For decades, most sleep researchers have believed that answers about sleep’s most basic functions would be found in… https://t.co/h6TPL7tHvH

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-07 00:32    
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Invariants such as tricolorability can help topologists tell that some knots are in fact knots and not just a tangl… https://t.co/uyERGqxjie

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-07 00:16    
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Geometric deep learning is tackling the intricate problem of protein interaction. https://t.co/mPN84r7REG

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-06 21:33    
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A well-chosen, unproven statement can make its author world-famous, sometimes even more so the person providing the… https://t.co/PZ2KI3u3jJ

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-06 20:29    
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A rising tide of research is helping scientists understand the molecular underpinnings of sleep. https://t.co/3cblrnySVW

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-06 19:25    
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If SARS-CoV-2 becomes endemic among humans, our past experience with human and animal coronaviruses may predict som… https://t.co/DIyPRAxMIO

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-06 18:21    
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Our physics map provides concise descriptions of highly complex theories to form a broad network of ideas. This int… https://t.co/Qg5srw1Vjc

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-06 17:17    
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It would be shocking if the same principle used to classify animals somehow worked for sorting chemical elements, t… https://t.co/5HIrGnmoW4

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-06 16:13    
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“This framework is a fairly definitive answer to this problem of deep learning on curved surfaces.” — Max Welling o… https://t.co/rIool128pG

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-06 15:09    
Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-06 14:05    
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Recent work has brought biologists closer to understanding exactly which proteins are involved in the circadian clo… https://t.co/Y5KDTNLh75

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-06 00:49    
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The most fundamental aspects of nature stay the same even as they seem to shape-shift in unexpected ways. This symm… https://t.co/litoVCAQoT

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-05 23:01    
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Every other week on the Quanta Science Podcast, host @susanvalot dives into a story from Quanta. Here are some of o… https://t.co/9MtbXS9fDd

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-05 21:33    
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How can a simple tool like a Feynman diagram help physicists with the complicated math of particle collisions? In t… https://t.co/Iid2vSLkTW

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-05 20:29    
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Mathematicians will say things like, “A problem is worth tackling only when it fights back,” and, “If it’s not frus… https://t.co/jZ14D8rXsn

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-05 19:54    
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MaSIF, a machine learning system that scans the surface of proteins, could help accelerate the synthesis of useful… https://t.co/8m3iRclseQ

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-05 19:53    
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If you wrap a netting around a sphere, you always get an Euler characteristic of 2. If you try a doughnut surface i… https://t.co/GXcoTb2Wc7

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-05 19:48    
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Animals completely deprived of sleep die. A new study suggests that the elusive answer to why may finally be in rea… https://t.co/PjHZGX0gt1

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-05 19:25    
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The identification of SNIPPs, a set of proteins found primarily at the brain’s synapses, brings science closer to u… https://t.co/ttPJ1Ucfcw

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-05 18:21    
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Proteins work like rigid keys to activate cellular functions — or so everyone thought. Scientists are discovering a… https://t.co/YgF50DcNKQ

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-05 17:17    
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If one shape can be cut into pieces and made into another, the shapes are "scissors congruent." It’s easy to figure… https://t.co/FSE5DNL5lS

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-05 16:13    
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Slice knots give mathematicians a way to probe the strange nature of four-dimensional space. For decades, mathemati… https://t.co/HCvwITzeuF

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-05 14:05    
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If you enjoy our Map of Mathematics, explore our interactive map of some of the biggest ideas in physics: https://t.co/Z9xHCTP22f

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-05 00:49    
Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-04 21:33    
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In 2013, a then-obscure mathematician settled a long-standing open question about prime numbers. https://t.co/OdUah7yOvG

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-04 20:29    
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An “invariant” is a tool mathematicians use to compare spaces, or manifolds. One famous example is the Euler charac… https://t.co/a0XLQ0g1CQ

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-04 19:25    
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Many of the greatest ideas in physics came from thinking about symmetry. In recent years, some physicists have begu… https://t.co/RiikW5wqjs

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-04 17:12    
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A new machine learning system is taking a new approach to the well-known protein-folding problem. The system scans… https://t.co/fpmDvAc7iN

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-04 17:12    
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Invariants distill innate qualities of certain objects, often in the form of a single number. https://t.co/3aC0MB5Gfe

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-04 17:01    
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Scientists have found it oddly hard to say exactly why sleep loss is lethal. In a study publishing today in the jou… https://t.co/cVh6H4ax28

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-04 16:34    
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Every other week on the Quanta Science Podcast, host @susanvalot revisits a story from Quanta. On today’s new episo… https://t.co/7SvFXeHnn9

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-04 15:52    
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Theoretical particle physicist Roberto Peccei died earlier this week. With his colleague, Helen Quinn, Peccei tackl… https://t.co/giSG8XBItw

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-03 21:33    
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Two-dimensional surfaces can be tiled over by triangles, but this isn't true for all higher-dimensional spaces.… https://t.co/XwU847wBea

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-03 20:50    
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Sometimes, it’s not clear what it would take to solve a math problem — it’s only evident mathematicians can’t do it… https://t.co/BZHXf5lv5f

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-03 19:25    
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Proteins work like rigid keys activating cellular locks. At least, so everyone thought. https://t.co/2TKHtqnJhG

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-03 18:21    
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Stopping the coronavirus pandemic will ultimately depend on a vaccine that is still months, and likely years, away.… https://t.co/urz7VDNdeh

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-03 17:17    
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New physics-inspired neural networks have outperformed their predecessors at learning patterns in simulated global… https://t.co/3h30IEsVnF

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-03 17:14    
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Mathematicians devise tools known as invariants in order to distinguish fundamental differences between objects. Li… https://t.co/JKrUX8OQjl

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-03 15:29    
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Computational biologist Bruno Correia used to have a rule in his lab: No machine learning allowed. “I was wrong, an… https://t.co/78Euizz88R

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-03 14:05    
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Euclid understood the intuition behind "scissors congruence." Millennia later, mathematicians are closer to a compl… https://t.co/cF8HDrGumy

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-03 00:49    
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In a 2016 article, @KSHartnett wrote about an unexpected connection between physics experiments and a set of number… https://t.co/gHILKjM2N5

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-02 21:33    
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When it comes to how deep neural networks learn, “data exert more biases and influences than we believe.” — Felix W… https://t.co/pczcgo3yRM

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-02 20:29    
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Kevin de Queiroz, a research zoologist with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, is cr… https://t.co/QoALqLly27

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-02 19:35    
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That the weakness of gravity is “connected through this long path to entropy, which is like the tried-and-true, mos… https://t.co/pMxwjVssRd

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-02 19:25    
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“Because we think there’s a symmetry that’s so fundamental it has to be protected at all costs, we invent new stuff… https://t.co/9Wkc6wMWWS

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-02 19:18    
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For mathematicians, the biggest hint that a problem is out of reach is that lots of people have failed to solve it. https://t.co/yu7cDUDSHD

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-02 18:21    
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“If your goal is to discover new, deeper laws, you need to mix with philosophers again. And it has been happening m… https://t.co/wczlHSZLh1

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-02 16:35    
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Tools known as invariants form the backbone of many areas of mathematics. John Conway’s 11-crossing knot hoodwinked… https://t.co/ieO2gx1njt

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-02 16:13    
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The twin primes conjecture posits that there are infinitely many pairs of primes separated by only two (such as 11… https://t.co/pymkeUPAcL

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-02 15:09    
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From the archives: New technologies have launched the life sciences into the age of big data. Biologists must now m… https://t.co/0YWNTYL9pn

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-02 14:05    
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“It’s likely that we are making some implicit assumption about the way the world has to be that just isn’t true.” —… https://t.co/Cn5QDhjkcG

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-02 01:03    
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The buildup of amyloid plaques in brain tissue is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. Recently, researchers cleared… https://t.co/obj2opcQha

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-02 00:49    
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Quantum Darwinism holds that the properties of quantum systems that make the most copies of themselves yield the ob… https://t.co/l3PFRHEaWf

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-02 00:45    
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Stephen Hawking discovered that a black hole’s entropy is proportional to its surface area. Now, researchers have f… https://t.co/JiR4gFn1PC

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-01 19:25    
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When cosmologists observe pulsating stars and exploding supernovas, they see a universe that’s expanding faster tha… https://t.co/BmRROGXRrr

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-01 16:13    
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“Mathematicians are sometimes too quick to dismiss the possibility that we can solve something,” said Jacob Tsimerm… https://t.co/vdlgZCOBV5

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-01 16:13    
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Researchers are beginning to see evidence that the immune system is more than a protective system in the blood: It… https://t.co/Z2BOKQhONh

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-01 15:09    
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A three-step hypothesis describes how cancer cells could theoretically evolve into new species of animal life. Has… https://t.co/fHarzRp7tb

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-01 14:05    
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“Mosquitoes are hungry for people. What if we feed them human diet drugs? Can we turn off that hunger? Can we trick… https://t.co/cRDTAP6mSM

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-06-01 00:49    
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Rogue waves have sunk supercarriers and claimed hundreds of lives. A new theory of rogue waves may give ship captai… https://t.co/FVGpNbiaPe

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-31 21:33    
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Turbulent systems are chaotic by nature. But mathematicians have proven that they actually conform to a simple univ… https://t.co/tbip95KFj1

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-31 20:29    
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The researcher James P. Allison believed that unleashing the immune system was a good way to beat cancer when almos… https://t.co/JHBIrN3H3Y

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-31 19:25    
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Be careful what you wish for: To get AI that does what we want, we have to teach it to how to interpret commands. I… https://t.co/pdG8meCGqV

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-31 18:31    
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Immune cells in the brain called microglia have neurotransmitter receptors that allow them to “listen in” on inform… https://t.co/4PZ3yxkRGD

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-31 18:26    
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The three-generation quark family tree looks suspiciously like the lepton family tree. Decaying B mesons may be rev… https://t.co/qG7xcHksJi

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-31 18:10    
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A newfound formula inspired by the extremal limits of black holes links energy and entropy. The formula might have… https://t.co/j86cFr28Xe

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-31 17:17    
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“Knowing when and where general relativity breaks down is useful in knowing what theory [of quantum gravity] lies b… https://t.co/DlmMjTWKf9

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-31 16:13    
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Just what could cause a black hole of unexpected size? New theories about how black holes form and merge are poppin… https://t.co/gB0VxmK3TA

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-31 15:09    
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Physicists at the Large Hadron Collider search through the debris of particle collisions for new fundamental partic… https://t.co/XtxSMOPIAo

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-31 00:49    
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Electrons have heavier but otherwise identical siblings, called muons and tau particles. The same goes for all othe… https://t.co/CkOxPVYqdF

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-31 00:16    
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Much as people clapping their hands in synchrony generate rhythmic applause, the combined activity of thousands of… https://t.co/Y6PcVt6xsB

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-31 00:15    
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The Large Hadron Collider beauty experiment scours the wreckage of particle pileups for behavior that flouts the St… https://t.co/3NKSqU15X0

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-31 00:13    
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Investigating whether electrically charged black holes can decay has led physicists to new insights about the quant… https://t.co/BDWRZdCo1T

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-30 21:33    
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Only half the cells in the human brain are neurons; the others were lumped together as “neuroglia.” But as the imme… https://t.co/UFGhf1Hpp9

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-30 20:29    
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Researchers have discovered what may be a toxin-purging system in the brain that activates during sleep. The findin… https://t.co/JoojvJ64j9

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-30 19:25    
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Five computer scientists have expanded the frontier of verifiable knowledge in a mind-boggling new proof.… https://t.co/k3genY88Mv

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-30 17:17    
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Ecologists and evolutionary biologists have long wondered how so many species can coexist on Earth. The answer may… https://t.co/5uINDESHMb

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-30 16:13    
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On this episode of “The Joy of x,” astrophysicist @JannaLevin and host @StevenStrogatz talk about her love of black… https://t.co/ch8GGB9aZi

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-30 14:05    
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Just as a car's headlights cans be blocked by a thick fog, the first stars in the universe were shrouded by their i… https://t.co/I3q3BQSByd

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-30 01:04    
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When a charged black hole evaporates and shrinks in the manner described by Stephen Hawking, it eventually hits an… https://t.co/AIjrKPsJwF

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-30 00:49    
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Inside black holes, Einstein’s general relativity equations break down and give way to an unknown, quantum descript… https://t.co/MP4RyjjXpy

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-29 22:50    
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Quanta has been named as winner of the 2020 National Magazine Award for General Excellence in Literature, Science a… https://t.co/tCwhJC1qgc

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-29 21:33    
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Coronaviruses and influenza viruses are both zoonoses, diseases that can jump between humans and other animals. Zoo… https://t.co/tk6MOmd8EB

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-29 20:29    
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Areas of the universe 90 billion light years apart are identical, and astrophysicist @DrBrianKeating thought he had… https://t.co/VHYGGFcHDO

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-29 19:53    
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Biologists studying microglia don’t tend to read papers about brain waves, and brain wave researchers are generally… https://t.co/EB57IGDhPb

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-29 19:50    
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If proven to be real, the anomalous decays of B mesons could imply a new, hypothetical force-carrying particle call… https://t.co/61mO6MOUAB

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-29 19:25    
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In order to sense movements thousands of times tinier than an atom, LIGO requires mirrors that are 99.9999% reflect… https://t.co/WkNrDdb4a8

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-29 18:21    
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One mathematician compared transplanting a mathematical technique to baking a cake without eggs. Another said it wa… https://t.co/Zsn5VroMwI

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-29 17:17    
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The laws of nature appear to have been composed in triplicate. “We don’t know why,” said Heather Logan, a particle… https://t.co/W7DNoBAsmI

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-29 16:13    
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The Large Hadron Collider has offered scant signs of a more complete theory of nature, leaving physicists unsure wh… https://t.co/YmZ6cG8I8n

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-29 15:09    
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A trio of physicists was so confident that black holes of a certain size didn’t exist, that they were willing to be… https://t.co/VtKKtLJub1

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-29 14:05    
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Particle physics giant and Nobel laureate Carlo Rubbia isn’t fazed by the absence of “new physics” at the Large Had… https://t.co/n7bRZ4jdVL

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-29 00:49    
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Quantum error-correcting codes are essential for protecting information in quantum computers. They may also be resp… https://t.co/csvhC8YV1R

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-28 22:49    
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The full transcript of this episode of “The Joy of x” is now available: https://t.co/DSgq2xm6av

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-28 21:33    
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The partnership between the brain’s neurons and the glial cells that support them is mysterious. Glia are turning o… https://t.co/xWj4fpn95t

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-28 18:21    
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Did you know Quanta's science collection "Alice and Bob Meet the Wall of Fire" is also available as an audiobook? C… https://t.co/rK61Ejbl4J

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-28 17:23    
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Physicists have considered the extreme of the extreme — entities called extremal black holes — and found a fruitful… https://t.co/5AmBeG9Fdx

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-28 17:17    
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Small anomalies in the decay behavior of particles called B mesons may be a trail of breadcrumbs leading beyond the… https://t.co/MRnAn1rxaF

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-28 17:14    
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In 1887, Richard Caton announced his discovery of brain waves at a scientific meeting. “Read my paper on the electr… https://t.co/SUfG1IOGrJ

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-28 16:13    
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The almighty Higgs boson governs a “Higgs field” throughout the universe that gives mass to other particles. But no… https://t.co/NnoOSU0EfK

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-28 14:05    
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Everyone knows that immune system cells fight disease. But they also have less well known functions: healing tissue… https://t.co/uORdxKfrGr

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-27 21:33    
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In 2016, @nattyover wrote about why the absence of new particles beyond the Higgs boson constitutes a “nightmare sc… https://t.co/CADwJNHRgv

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-27 20:40    
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Our implicit trust in abstract geometry to solve real-world problems can deceive us. In a purely mathematical world… https://t.co/DvCaSfK2pc

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-27 20:38    
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Particles called B mesons appear to sometimes spit out particles at angles that conflict with predictions. Gatherin… https://t.co/7NIH0Hg4pj

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-27 20:29    
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Carlo Rubbia argues that an innovative muon collider could produce thousands of Higgs bosons in clean conditions at… https://t.co/LKtp8eq4L3

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-27 19:25    
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As you sleep, surges of spinal fluid flow in and out of your brain. Researchers have identified exactly how this me… https://t.co/ndq2F6JKHH

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-27 16:32    
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In this month’s column, neuroscientist @rdouglasfields1 explains how two previously unrelated areas of neuroscience… https://t.co/qU0ikb61jX

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-27 15:27    
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BREAKING: The 2020 @KavliPrize in #Neuroscience has been awarded to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian “for their i… https://t.co/xavDBff7tS

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-27 15:24    
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BREAKING: The 2020 @KavliPrize in #Astrophysics has been awarded to astronomer and astrophysicist Andrew Fabian “fo… https://t.co/bZDvyE49dn

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-27 15:20    
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BREAKING: The 2020 @KavliPrize in #Nanoscience has been awarded to scientists Harold Rose, Maximilian Haider, Knut… https://t.co/H8BucvPom3

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-27 14:05    
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Ramón y Cajal was the first to see neurons, but his drawings of them were defaced with a blue stamp. Here’s why: https://t.co/7j6MrsvmZ5

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-27 00:49    
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Recent data from the Large Hadron Collider suggests there might be differences between the three generations of mat… https://t.co/g610D99Bse

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-26 20:29    
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In 2017, Corina Tarnita spoke with us about her work on termite mound distribution, Turing-type vegetation patterns… https://t.co/pmR4Ly29Qa

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-26 19:43    
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Game theory shows that when individuals briefly “opt out” of a collective activity, it can counterintuitively reinf… https://t.co/hxf3zAP8WO

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-26 19:36    
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In our April Insights puzzle, we asked readers to find the fatal flaws to two apparent paradoxes. Here are the reas… https://t.co/KiblHcQMjK

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-26 19:25    
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Why did sex evolve and why do nearly all complex organisms use it to reproduce? Researchers have sought a single un… https://t.co/kgV0aitvRa

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-26 18:21    
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Recent work tracing the developmental path of each cell in early embryos could contribute to regenerative medicine… https://t.co/tcDwNKJ6pT

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-26 17:17    
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Little flapping bots are working together to mimic emergent phenomena found in nature. https://t.co/oDDZpq6zwr

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-26 16:50    
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Physicists at the Large Hadron Collider have observed patterns that suggest the decays of B mesons may conflict wit… https://t.co/lkDafkX6vM

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-26 14:05    
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Biologists have started applying lessons from materials science and engineering to studies of living things in rece… https://t.co/nrZk0BNACZ

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-26 00:49    
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Biologists studying sexual behaviors in animals have historically been biased by human attitudes about sex. Now, in… https://t.co/AnR4oHMNic

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-25 21:33    
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Rapid calculation was a form of recreation for John Conway, whose prolific problem solving made lasting impacts in… https://t.co/bMwEsNGzYO

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-25 20:29    
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For thousands of years, we’ve tested which knots are the strongest and most reliable. Now, a new material is helpin… https://t.co/AiTDSRkhlm

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-25 19:25    
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COMET, a new AI system developed by @YejinChoinka, uses a neural network to answer common-sense questions. Its answ… https://t.co/jb6jkaXAo6

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-25 18:32    
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Every other month, readers of our Insights puzzle compete for a chance to win a Quanta T-shirt or one of our two Qu… https://t.co/E4ZGbKB8Hl

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-25 18:21    
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With one of the most important technologies of the modern world — neural networks — we’re still effectively buildin… https://t.co/9PWCzgV4Nv

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-25 18:10    
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When a harsh environment threatens their survival, organisms as different as slime molds and locusts engage in sync… https://t.co/ByEFeNHXGo

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-25 17:22    
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The old riddle, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” is relatively easy to answer as a question about the ev… https://t.co/QdAS1Y9hfp

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-25 17:17    
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Theoretically, life could spread quickly through a galaxy, but that doesn’t mean it will do so or do so evenly, a r… https://t.co/yhJBkGXmIy

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-25 16:13    
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A lock in need of a security boost, a jigsaw puzzle missing pieces, and a philosophical debate between two titans o… https://t.co/iuPlau8Ozs

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-25 15:09    
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In flocks of birds and schools of fish, the collective behaviors often accelerate the flow of information (about pr… https://t.co/4XkwZ1Rtqt

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-25 00:49    
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Evolutionary explanations for sex usually say that it improves a species through reproduction. But recent work sugg… https://t.co/f9UjwHfnUl

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-24 21:33    
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Female spotted hyenas have a “pseudopenis,” male seahorses carry their young, and in barklice, selection has favore… https://t.co/RdXCkld3kt

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-24 20:29    
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A colorful new material that reveals where it’s feeling tension is helping mathematicians understand why some knots… https://t.co/eMPYlbjsgi

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-24 20:24    
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Correction: An earlier version of this tweet was incomplete and has been deleted. The correct version should read:… https://t.co/YALKY4FDCl

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-24 19:25    
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A named BERT has allowed machines to score higher than ever on reading comprehension tests. So what exactly is BERT? https://t.co/D1Dw3Myn7n

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-24 18:28    
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Mathematical knots have helped illuminate subjects from quantum physics to the structure of DNA, as well as the top… https://t.co/RChl7fGEgp

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-24 18:13    
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Scientists suspect that the Australian three-toed skink, which can deliver its young through both egg laying (ovipa… https://t.co/RICMdmYT9T

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-24 18:12    
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Linnaean taxonomy, the five-rank hierarchy which scientists use to name and organize life on this planet, was creat… https://t.co/eq9jxtir7q

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-24 18:12    
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Paradoxes illustrate faulty habits of thought. In April, we asked readers of our Insights puzzle to identify the fl… https://t.co/jwJq1DICzK

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-24 18:06    
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No one really understands how neural networks work; their exact problem solving processes famously occur within a “… https://t.co/tC6HveJsUf

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-24 17:17    
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Individually these robots don’t have any more information than “one person at a rock concert with his eyes closed.”… https://t.co/oIaZvU2lfm

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-24 16:13    
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By studying a swarm of flying midges as if it were a fluid, physicists have learned about collective behaviors that… https://t.co/CY4xRpKrdC

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-24 15:09    
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Common-sense reasoning — the ability to make mundane inferences with basic knowledge — has been called the “dark ma… https://t.co/iAmuExGuVP

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-24 14:05    
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The mathematician John Conway, who died from COVID-19 on April 11, had a tendency to jump into a field of mathemati… https://t.co/KSvTrpUtd4

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-24 00:49    
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Genitals are among the fastest-evolving features in the animal kingdom. Scientists might be able to learn more abou… https://t.co/kiT7wCDXPC

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-24 00:36    
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“This question, whether the Conway knot is slice, had been kind of a touchstone for a lot of the modern development… https://t.co/6U1bqlOiZz

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-24 00:35    
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Since 1959, the “ellipsoid paradox” has occasionally been taken seriously as a potential source of inexhaustible en… https://t.co/2mwLLFnWVg

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-24 00:33    
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The synchronized behaviors of some swarming organisms fascinate scientists. But some “loners” always remain out of… https://t.co/UIjQ0jB0TV

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-24 00:13    
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Recent work suggests that neural networks will have a seat at the table for next-generation symbolic math solvers.… https://t.co/5AK8vSiJVb

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-23 21:33    
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A combination of gene sequencing and mathematical methods has revealed that distinctly different embryonic cells so… https://t.co/uLOqB27UyD

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-23 20:44    
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On this day in 1707, botanist and “father of modern taxonomy” Carl Linnaeus was born in Sweden. In the newest episo… https://t.co/5w0RqK4uKY

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-23 20:29    
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Do we truly understand what randomness is? Is it an unpredictable element of our world, or do things just appear ra… https://t.co/VqFrMw00vr

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-23 19:25    
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The Milky Way could be partially settled with alien life or perhaps it was settled in the distant past without our… https://t.co/zV90nACMgt

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-23 17:17    
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Corina Tarnita deciphers bizarre patterns in the soil created by competing life forms. She’s found that they can re… https://t.co/dULVHxSQOn

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-05-23 17:14    
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Animals have evolved to deliver their young through egg-laying or live birth. The Australian three-toed skink can d… https://t.co/fy3VjENsNk

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