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MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
 

Neutrinos Lead to Unexpected Discovery in Basic Math

By  NATALIE WOLCHOVER

Three physicists wanted to calculate how neutrinos change. They ended up discovering an unexpected relationship between some of the most ubiquitous objects in math.

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ABSTRACTIONS BLOG
 

How the Neutrino's Tiny Mass Could Help Solve Big Mysteries

By  MARCUS WOO 

The KATRIN experiment is closing in on the mass of the neutrino, which could point to new laws of particle physics and reshape theories of cosmology.

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ABSTRACTIONS BLOG(2018)
 

Evidence Found for a New Fundamental Particle

By  NATALIE WOLCHOVER 

An experiment has detected a possible harbinger of a revolutionary new elementary particle called the sterile neutrino, though many physicists remain skeptical.

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IMMUNOLOGY
 

Cells That 'Taste' Danger Set Off Immune Responses

By  CARRIE ARNOLD

Taste and smell receptors in unexpected organs monitor the state of the body's natural microbial health and raise an alarm over invading parasites.

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Immune Cells Measure Time to Identify Foreign Proteins

By  JORDANA CEPELEWICZ

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Q&A
 

Virginia Trimble Has Seen the Stars

By  ELIZABETH LANDAU

How a young celebrity became one of the first female astronomers at Caltech, befriended Richard Feynman, and ended up the world's foremost chronicler of the science of the night sky.

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COSMOLOGY
 

Cosmologists Debate How Fast the Universe Is Expanding

By  NATALIE WOLCHOVER

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Mathematicians Calculate How Randomness Creeps In

By  MARCUS WOO

The goal of a 15 puzzle is to put numbered tiles in order. Now mathematicians have solved the opposite problem — how to scramble one.

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MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
 

A Child's Puzzle Has Helped Unlock the Secrets of Magnetism

By  MARCUS WOO

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