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The elusive waves, once thought to be myths, are explained by the same math that's found in a wide range of settings. 

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Some students are continuing to learn while school doors are closed, but others may not be able to avoid losing ground.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Science is an endeavor of trial and error. Can we find a better way to share the "erroneous" trials?

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

A mathematical model that visualizes echo chambers on Twitter shows how they coevolve with polarization on controversial topics.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

A group of people gathered on and behind a couch as if watching a program. One of them is holding a football

New research reveals how much ads for a toenail fungus medication helped boost sales.

Chris Gorski, Editor

Estimates of animal populations made by local residents and field scientists are similar.

Brian Owens, Contributor

Picture of a city intersection at night, as snow falls and cars travel along the roads.

Researchers used radar to provide new insight into how precipitation raises the chances of deadly car crashes.

Bailey Bedford, Contributor

Ranked choice voting and vote-by-mail could be used more widely to improve the chances that votes will represent the electorate’s wishes.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

A new analysis reveals links between more than 5,000 natural disasters and 1,000 armed conflicts in China’s history.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

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