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Exhaustive Analysis Answers Long-Standing Question About Cell Division

After exploring every possible correlation, researchers shed new light on a long-standing question about what triggers cell division.
4-Nov-2018 9:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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New Definition Returns Meaning to Information

Identifying meaningful information is a key challenge to disciplines from biology to artificial intelligence. In a new paper, Santa Fe Institute researchers propose a broadly applicable, fully formal definition for this kind of semantic information.
22-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Social Animals Have Tipping Points, Too

Quantitative tools developed in math and physics to understand bifurcations in dynamical systems could help ecologists and biologists better understand -- and predict -- tipping points in animal societies.
18-Sep-2018 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

E. coli’s Adaptation to Extreme Temperatures Helps Explain Resistance to Certain Drugs

A new study suggests that defenses against extreme temperatures give E. coli bacteria an advantage in fending off certain drugs. The work could help doctors administer antibiotics in a more precise way.
17-Sep-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Theory, meet Empiry

It may seem that there isn't much cross-discussion between theoretical and empirical scientists, but a new cross-citation network analysis shows there is more overlap than many believe. 
22-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Algorithm Limits Bias in Machine Learning

To prevent bias in hiring and other contexts, researchers present an algorithm that imposes a fairness constraint on machine learning.
17-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cooler computing through statistical physics?

Recent breakthroughs in the field of nonequilibrium statistical physics have revealed opportunities to advance the "thermodynamics of computation," a field that could have far-reaching consequences for how we understand, and engineer, our computers.
20-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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'Institution Shocks' Spotlight Effects of Changing Economic Institutions

Researchers analyzed new data on the Chilean elections of the 1970s to understand how economies react to institutional change.
1-May-2018 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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