### A mathematical bridge between the huge and the tiny

A mathematical link between two key equations—one that deals with the very big and the other, the very small—has been developed by a young mathematician in China.

A mathematical link between two key equations—one that deals with the very big and the other, the very small—has been developed by a young mathematician in China.

Mathematics

Apr 29, 2024

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Greening the way we eat needn't mean going vegetarian. A healthy, more realistic solution is to adopt a flexitarian diet where seafoods add umami to "boring" vegetables. University of Copenhagen gastrophysicist Ole G. Mouritsen ...

Molecular & Computational biology

Apr 26, 2024

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Natural disasters can devastate a region, abruptly killing the species that form an ecosystem's structure. But how this transpires can influence recovery. While fires scorch the landscape to the ground, a heatwave leaves ...

Plants & Animals

Apr 5, 2023

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Particles tend to behave differently once there are a lot of them. The microscopic models that describe their behavior quickly become very hard to calculate, because of the increasing complexity and the sheer volume of the ...

Mathematics

Feb 7, 2023

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Fossilized bones help tell the story of what human beings and our predecessors were doing hundreds of thousands of years ago. But how can you learn about important parts of our ancestors' life cycle—like pregnancy or gestation—that ...

Evolution

Jan 26, 2023

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The motion of fluids in nature, including the flow of water in our oceans, the formation of tornadoes in our atmosphere, and the flux of air surrounding airplanes, have long been described and simulated by what are known ...

Mathematics

Nov 23, 2022

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Physicists have long struggled to explain why the universe started out with conditions suitable for life to evolve. Why do the physical laws and constants take the very specific values that allow stars, planets and ultimately ...

General Physics

Nov 22, 2022

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In the past few decades, the use of phase field-modeling equations for mathematical modeling has progressed. Phase separation has been studied extensively in thermodynamics and materials engineering, but the biological field ...

Mathematics

Nov 21, 2022

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A team of Australian scientists led by UNSW Sydney paleontologist Lachlan Hart has calculated the body mass of two ancient amphibians.

Paleontology & Fossils

Nov 21, 2022

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Imagine an old-growth forest in the fading light of a summer evening. As the last of the sun's rays disappear beneath the horizon, a tiny flash catches your eye.

Plants & Animals

Nov 17, 2022

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