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How Mathematicians Use Homology to Make Sense of Topology

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At first, topology can seem like an unusually imprecise branch of mathematics...

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How to Solve Equations That Are Stubborn as a Goat

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Quantum Double-Slit Experiment Offers Hope for Earth-Size Telescope

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How Gravity Is a Double Copy of Other Forces

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Researchers Read the Sugary ‘Language’ on Cell Surfaces

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How to Rewrite the Laws of Physics in the Language of Impossibility

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A Backdoor Lets the Immune System Monitor the Brain

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Cosmic Map of Ultrahigh-Energy Particles Points to Long-Hidden Treasures

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New Proof Reveals That Graphs With No Pentagons Are Fundamentally Different

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How Maxwell’s Demon Continues to Startle Scientists

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