#### Why Einstein will never be wrong

One of the benefits of being an astrophysicist is your weekly email from someone who claims to have "proven Einstein wrong". These either contain no mathematical equations and use phrases such as "it is obvious ...

#### Control theorist Barmish challenges need to model financial markets

(Phys.org) —B. Ross Barmish hopes his research will build a bridge between control theorists and financial scholars.

#### No qualms about quantum theory

A colloquium paper published in European Physical Journal D looks into the alleged issues associated with quantum theory. Berthold-Georg Englert from the National University of Singapore reviews a selection of the potent ...

#### Darwin's dilemma resolved: Biologists measure evolution's Big Bang

#### Generosity leads to evolutionary success, biologists show

#### Magnetic materials: Forging ahead with a back-to-basics approach

Scientists have recently started to explore the possibility of using an intrinsic property of the electron known as spin for processing and storing information. Magnetic fields can influence the dynamics ...

#### 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 ...

#### Researcher uses DNA to demonstrate just how closely everyone on Earth is related to everyone else

New research by Peter Ralph of USC Dornsife has confirmed that everyone on Earth is related to everyone else on the planet. So the Trojan Family is not just a metaphor. Turns out, we're also linked by genetics ...

#### New mathematical theory says small organisms may not form species

A new mathematical theory from the University is challenging one of the most basic ideas of biology – that the concept of a 'species' applies to all creatures.

#### Link between quantum physics and game theory found

(Phys.org) —A deep link between two seemingly unconnected areas of modern science has been discovered by researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Geneva.

#### High-efficiency photon source brings day of reckoning closer for a famous quantum test

(Phys.org) —Physicists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) are edging ever closer to getting really random.

#### Texas banker puts up $1M for tricky math solution

A Texas banker is upping the ante to $1 million for whoever solves a tricky problem that's been dogging mathematicians since the 1980s.

#### Researchers test quantum encryption hacking risk

(Phys.org) —Quantum communication systems offer the promise of virtually unbreakable encryption. Unlike classical encryption, which is used to send secure data over networks today and whose security depends ...

#### Study shows that people organize daily travel efficiently

(Phys.org) —Studies of human mobility usually focus on either the small scale—determining the origins, destinations and travel modes of individuals' daily commutes—or the very large scale, such as using ...