You can barely flee down a city block these days without running smack into the middle of the newest zombie apocalypse, a genre usually traced back to Richard Matheson’s 1954 survivor novel, I Am Legend, but which finds a much more venerable precursor in Daniel Defoe’s A Journal of the Plague Year.
Can neutrinos travel into the past? That's the title of a New Scientist news article from 1962. It reports on a fascinating paper: 'Neutrinos and the Arrow of Time in Cosmology,' which suggests an experiment involving a neutrino emitter and detector – unimaginable at the time.
Using a new mathematical methodology, researchers at MIT have created a scientifically rigorous analogy that shows the similarities between the physical structure of spider silk and the sonic structure of a melody, proving that the structure of each relates to its function in an equivalent way.