Quanta Magazineflipped into PhysicsScience The Hidden Magnetic Universe Begins to Come Into View Quanta Magazine - Natalie Wolchover Astronomers are discovering that magnetic fields permeate much of the cosmos. If these fields date back to the Big Bang, they could solve a major …

Quanta Magazineflipped into Top StoriesScience A Number Theorist Who Solves the Hardest Easy Problems Quanta Magazine - Erica Klarreich In his rapid ascent to the top of his field, James Maynard has cut a path through simple-sounding questions about prime numbers that have stumped …

Quanta Magazineflipped into MathematicsHerd Immunity The Tricky Math of Herd Immunity for COVID-19 Quanta Magazine - Kevin Hartnett Herd immunity differs from place to place, and many factors influence how it’s calculated. While much about the COVID-19 pandemic remains uncertain, …

Quanta Magazineflipped into BiologyScience Cosmic Rays May Explain Life’s Bias for Right-Handed DNA Quanta Magazine - Charlie Wood Cosmic rays may have given right-handed genetic helixes an evolutionary edge at the beginning of life’s history. If you could shrink small enough to …

Quanta Magazineflipped into MathematicsMathematics New Geometric Perspective Cracks Old Problem About Rectangles Quanta Magazine - Kevin Hartnett While locked down due to COVID-19, Joshua Greene and Andrew Lobb figured out how to prove a version of the “rectangular peg problem.” To get a sense …

Quanta Magazineflipped into PhysicsScience The Cartoon Picture of Magnets That Has Transformed Science Quanta Magazine - Charlie Wood One hundred years after it was proposed, the Ising model is used to understand everything from magnets to brains. Sudden, radical transformations of …