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New Pattern Found in Prime Numbers

(PhysOrg.com) -- Prime numbers have intrigued curious thinkers for centuries. On one hand, prime numbers seem to be randomly distributed among the natural numbers with no other law than that of chance. But ...

May 08, 2009 4.5 / 5 (97) 41 feature

Tribal war drove human evolution of aggression

Wars are costly in terms of lives and resources – so why have we fought them throughout human history? In modern times, states may fight wars for a number of complex reasons. But in the past, most tribal wars were fought ...

Sep 09, 2008 3.8 / 5 (65) 51 feature

The Best Way to Board a Plane

Most airlines board passengers the same way, first filling the seats in the back of the plane, and then moving to the front. After a recent experience boarding a plane in this manner, Fermilab physicist Jason ...

Feb 14, 2008 4.6 / 5 (131) 18 feature

How We Localize Surround Sound

You're walking down a busy street, with cars and buses driving past and bits of conversations reaching your ears, when you hear someone call your name. You turn about 60 degrees to your left and look up to ...

Jan 09, 2008 4.3 / 5 (32) 2 feature