Up-to-date media reports about the way an infectious disease is spreading could dramatically reduce the severity of an outbreak, according to a new mathematical model.
The new role that quantum information plays in gravity sets the scene for a dramatic unification of ideas in physics.
Power laws have a hidden structure that reveals why extreme events are more common than we’d thought.
The next generation of image-search algorithms must be evaluated using a database big enough to test their mettle.
The genetic-engineering primates could lead to better models for studying disease.
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Military Scientists Solve the Mystery of the Foul-Smelling Gas That Enveloped Norway, Sweden, and Finland
When Scandanavia woke up to the strong smell of rotten eggs one day last year, the locals wondered who or what had been responsible. Now military scientists have solved the mystery.