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Encryption is less secure than we thought

Information theory—the discipline that gave us digital communication and data compression—also put cryptography on a secure mathematical foundation. Since 1948, when the paper that created information theory first appear ...

Aug 14, 2013 4.2 / 5 (66) 9 | with audio podcast

Warbling whales speak a language all their own

The songs of the humpback whale are among the most complex in the animal kingdom. Researchers have now mathematically confirmed that whales have their own syntax that uses sound units to build phrases that ...

Mar 21, 2006 4.4 / 5 (63) 0

Deciphering the Mystery of Bee Flight

One of the most elusive questions in science has finally been answered: How do bees fly? Although the issue is not as profound as how the universe began or what kick-started life on earth, the physics of bee ...

Nov 30, 2005 4.2 / 5 (65) 0

Does my dog really love me?

By Sarah Etter Did Lassie really love Timmy? Or was she only saving him from disaster, time and again, so that he would reward her later with a tasty morsel from the dinner table? Scientists, veterinarians and dog ...

Jul 07, 2005 3.3 / 5 (80) 1