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Aperiodic crystals and beyond

Once a contradiction in terms, aperiodic crystals show instead that "long-range order" has never been defined. Whatever it means, decades of intense research have shown it to be more complex and surprising than anyone suspected ...

dateJun 17, 2015 in Condensed Matter
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The protein problem

The importance of proteins is difficult to overstate; they play a critical role in countless biological processes. An enhanced understanding of their structure and function is essential to advancing the state of the art in ...

dateJun 17, 2015 in General Physics
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Social structure matters in species conservation

Many animal species, including humans, live and breed in groups with complex social organizations. The impact of this social structure on the genetic diversity of animals has been a source of disagreement between scientists. ...

dateJun 15, 2015 in Ecology
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