From slot machines to data encryption, many fields need true random numbers. Now researchers have generated them using DNA synthesis for the first time.
Nov. 20, 2020 • ~5 min
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Even if some places reach herd immunity, the virus is unlikely to disappear.
Oct. 12, 2020 • ~7 min
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The R number fluctuates more as case numbers fall.
July 15, 2020 • ~6 min
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Epidemiological data suggests that 80% of COVID-19 cases can be traced to just 20% of those infected with SARS-CoV-2.
June 5, 2020 • ~8 min
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Dogs process numerical quantities in a brain region similar to the one humans use, which could shed light on the evolution of "numerosity."
Dec. 18, 2019 • ~5 min
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