Are Neural Networks About to Reinvent Physics?
The revolution of machine learning has been greatly exaggerated.
Are We Flushing Our Resistance to Antibiotics Down the Drain?
Taking account of the drug-resistant germs turning up in rivers and soils.
The Dreams of the Man Who Discovered Neurons
Santiago Ramón y Cajal recorded his dreams to prove Freud wrong.
Physicists Say Google’s Quantum Computer Is Still Far From Practical
“Quantum supremacy” is an epoch-making phrase
Why Symbols Aren’t Forever
The removal of cultural emblems is not the erasure of history but part of it.
A Hologram Shows How Space Could Pop Into Existence
The holographic principle—with a real hologram.
The Disappearing Physicist and His Elusive Particle
He ushered symmetry into theoretical physics, then vanished without a trace.
The Computer Maverick Who Modeled the Evolution of Life
Nils Aall Barricelli showed that organisms evolved by symbiosis and cooperation.