A deep learning algorithm developed at MIT has discovered new antibiotics that can treat drug-resistant diseases by killing 35 powerful bacteria. The pathogens that the halicin antibiotic has targetted
It might seem logical to assume that the first confirmed alien life forms will be microscopic bacteria hiding out in damp Martian soils or simple organisms swimming around the hidden seas of Europa. But
A new set of maps charts the world’s oldest companies—and exposes the ways many of them relied on slave labor. At a time when the average company on the S&P 500 only survives for two decades, it’s surprising
When you're a scientist, getting an unexpected result can be a double-edged sword. The best prevailing theories of the day can tell you what you ought to expect, but only by confronting your predictions
Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek. Everyone knows why they're really there. Everyone knows it's all about becoming friendly in order
The math wizards at Numberphile have brought back an age-old multiplying algorithm known as halves and doubles, peasant math, Egyptian math, or—as math presenter Johnny Ball describes it—Russian multiplying.
The quadratic equation has frustrated math students for millenniums. But a math professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh may have come up with a better way of solving it. “When I stumbled