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COSMOLOGY
 

Cosmic Triangles Open a Window to the Origin of Time

By  NATALIE WOLCHOVER

A close look at fundamental symmetries has exposed hidden patterns in the universe. Physicists think that those same symmetries may also reveal time's original secret.

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UNIVERSALITY
 

The Universal Law That Aims Time's Arrow

By  NATALIE WOLCHOVER 

A new look at a ubiquitous phenomenon has uncovered unexpected fractal behavior that could give us clues about the early universe and the arrow of time.

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THEORETICAL PHYSICS(2013)
 

A Jewel at the Heart of Quantum Physics

By  NATALIE WOLCHOVER 

Physicists have discovered a jewel-shaped geometric object that challenges the notion that space and time are fundamental constituents of nature.

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GEOMETRY
 

Mathematicians Cut Apart Shapes to Find Pieces of Equations

By  KEVIN HARTNETT

New work on the problem of "scissors congruence" explains when it's possible to slice up one shape and reassemble it as another.

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MATHEMATICS(2015)
 

A Proof That Some Spaces Can't Be Cut

By  KEVIN HARTNETT

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ABSTRACTIONS BLOG
 

The Most-Magnetic Objects in the Universe Attract New Controversy

By  ERIKA K. CARLSON

How do magnetars get so magnetic? A study of stellar explosions shows that the long-accepted theory might be wrong.

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ABSTRACTIONS BLOG
 

Possible Detection of a Black Hole So Big It 'Should Not Exist'

By  NATALIE WOLCHOVER

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ABSTRACTIONS BLOG
 

Perceptions of Musical Octaves Are Learned, Not Wired in the Brain

By  ELENA RENKEN

Singing experiments with residents of the Bolivian rainforest demonstrate how biology and experience shape the way we hear music.

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COGNITIVE SCIENCE
 

How the Brain Links Gestures, Perception and Meaning

By  RALEIGH McELVERY

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PODCAST
 

Mathematical Simplicity May Drive Evolution's Speed

Podcast by SUSAN VALOT; Article by JORDANA CEPELEWICZ

Computer scientists are looking to evolutionary biology for inspiration in the search for optimal solutions among astronomically huge sets of possibilities.

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