A Swiss army knife for genomic data

A good way to find out what a cell is doing—whether it is growing out of control as in cancers, or is under the control of an invading virus, or is simply going about the routine business of a healthy cell—is to look ...

Cybersecurity pioneers win mathematics Abel Prize

The Abel Prize, which honours achievements in mathematics, was awarded Wednesday to Hungarian Laszlo Lovasz and Israeli Avi Wigderson for their contributions to computer security, the Norwegian Academy of Science said.

Graph theory helps biologists study homeostasis

Healthy human bodies are good at regulating: Our temperatures remain around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, no matter how hot or cold the temperature around us. The sugar levels in our blood remain fairly constant, even when we ...

Big Data will analyse the mystery of Beethoven's metronome

Data science and physics research at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and UNED has analyzed a centuries-old controversy over Beethoven's annotations about the tempo (the playing speed) of his works, which is considered ...

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